Sewing a basic throw pillow is perfect for both the beginner and for the more advanced who just want a quick, easy-sew project.
You can either recover an existing throw pillow or buy ready made pillow forms.
Next, pin and sew ½” seam allowance along all four sides, leaving an opening approximately eight inches on one side.
Trim seams to ¼”. Clip corners on the diagonal.
Turn right side out. Press well.
Insert pillow form.
Hand sew the opening closed using either a slip stitch or blind stitch.
I prefer to use a blind stitch but I realize that not everyone knows how to do this stitch so I’ve created a short video demonstrating how it’s done. (In the video I’m blind stitching the binding on a quilt but the stitch is the same whether you’re using it on a quilt or to close a pillow cover.)
To view the video>>> Click Here.
And here’s the finished throw pillow.
Take it from basic to special in one easy step!
This is a simple addition to make.
I turned under ¼” on a piece of Redwork embroidery, centered it on one of the squares of fabric before sewing them together.
Then it was pinned and sewn it in place by machine.
So you see, you can take a basic pillow cover and jazz it up with an embroidered applique or even with a piece of contrasting fabric.
Your only limitation is your imagination.
Have fun with this!
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