Welcome back! We have another exciting project for a beginner sewer like yourself! Today on Beginner Sewing Projects, we are going to show you How To Make A Throw Pillow The Easy Way! If you are anything like me then you have a slight obsession with throw pillows. I literally have them all over my house! I love how with a simple change of fabric pattern and color you can instantly change up the feel of a room. I personally love a couch with throw pillows as they are perfect for a Sunday afternoon nap in the warm sunshine. My kids also love snagging them to watch their favorite cartoon or movie for family movie night. No matter what your reasons are, these throw pillows are a must! When it comes to making a throw pillow the main point is to have something that is not only functional but super adorable and handmade. Not much beats the feeling of making a project myself. I can not wait to dive right in with this fun and quick project with you today. Whether you have made a dozen throw pillows or this is your very first time, I guarantee you are going to love your finished product as much as we do! For today we have chosen a pretty lemon pattern with beautiful yellows and greens.
I am loving the lemon decor that came out this year. It is such a fun and cheery color and makes these throw pillows look wonderful. These pillows are great to give as gift as well. I know a friend or two with birthdays coming up that would love to add this to their home decor. Since these throw pillows are so easy to make you can make a few different ones from seasonal fabric and be ready to change your throw pillows as the seasons change. Gather your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 Yard of Fabric
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Thread to match
- Poly-fill or Old Pillow with Stuffing
When it comes to making this throw pillow you do not really need anything special in way of fabric. For quick and easy sewing projects like this, I like to check the clearance section of local fabric stores. Sometimes I even like to grab extra fabrics for future projects as well, as who can resist cute and discounted fabric. Poly-fill is fairly easy to find in your local stores or online. I’ll add a link to the one I like to use.
How To Make A Throw Pillow The Easy Way
To get started on this step-by-step how to make throw pillows the easy way, you are going to cut two pieces of fabric 18×18 inches. Since this is not a cover we are making, but a whole throw pillow, you will not need to prewash the fabric ahead of time. Place one piece of fabric wrong side down and place another on top of it right side down to where the right sides are facing each other inside as seen above.
The next step in making this throw pillow is you are going to clip or pin around all four sides of the fabric, making sure the edges line up. If they do not match perfectly it’s ok. As long as they are within 1/4″ you should be good.
Now on this how to make throw pillows the easy way, it’s time to sew the case of the pillow to hold the stuffing in! You are going to sew all four sides while leaving a 3 inch opening at the bottom of the pillow for turning it right side out and filling it with the poly-fill stuffing.
You will want to clip all four corners of the pillow, being sure not to clip the stitching. Doing so will help keep down on having thick bulky corners once you turn right side in making sure to poke out the corners. I like to use a chopstick or the eraser end of a pencil, that way you don’t poke through the fabric.
For the last step in this how to make throw pillows tutorial, you are going to fill with poly-fill or with stuffing from older pillows. If you can’t find poly-fill, it’s fine, using stuffing from old pillows is a great way to reuse and recycle, sometimes you can get old pillows in great shape for quarters or fifty cents at garage sales. Just make sure it from a pet and smoke-free home. Tuck in the edges and stitch the bottom hole closed on the machine.
Look at you go, wasn’t that an easy sew? It was and now you know how to make throw pillows the easy way! These little things are perfect for your bed, favorite chair, recreational vehicle, or any place you would like to add a pillow. My kids are always taking these for their own personal use. We love to grab these to toss in the car too when we take road trips! You can change up the look and feel of these throw pillows by picking fabrics with fun patterns, different types of fabric like fleece, cotton, linen, or anything else you would like or matching your decor. We cannot wait to see how your throw pillows turned out! We love seeing what our readers make.
If you liked learning how to make throw pillows the easy way, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest sewing board, home decor board or share it with friends on social media. If you decided to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Cut two pieces of fabric 18x18 inches. Place one piece of fabric wrong side down and place another on top of it right side down to were the right sides are facing each other inside.
- Clip or pin around all four sides of the fabric.
- Sew all four sides leaving a 3 inch opening at the bottom of the pillow for turning right side in and for stuffing.
- Clip all four corners being sure not to clip the stitching. Turn right side in being sure to poke out the corners.
- Fill with poly-fill or with stuffing from older pillows. It's a great way to recycle. Stitch the bottom hole closed on the machine.
- Your pillow is now ready for use.
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Fabric - Lemon Blossoms Blossom Summer Fruit
LIVINGO 8" Professional Heavy Duty Tailor Fabric Scissors, Dressmaker Sewing Classic Stainless Steel Ultra Sharp Forged Shears, Bent
100PCS Sewing Clips for Quilting, Multipurpose Sewing Clips Clamps,Accessories Colors Wonder Clips,Perfect for Sew Binding,Crafts,Paper Work and Hanging Little Things
Fairfield Poly Fil Premium Fiber Fill, 32-Ounce