Make Your Own Throw Pillows, Continued.

Welcome back! Are you ready to start constructing your very own throw pillow? In the last part of this two blog series, we put together a list of materials and sewing notions you’ll need for this project. If you missed it, be sure to visit back before moving on!

Today, we are going to walk you through each step of sewing your very own throw pillow. Whether you keep it for your home or give it away as a gift, this is something you’ll be proud of! If you have any questions at any point during this tutorial, contact our fabric stores in Portland for help

Cutting and Assembling Instructions | Fabric Stores Portland

  • If you haven’t already done the prep work, cut out each circle that was traced on the plastic.
  • Fuse webbing to the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Make sure you use a cool iron and then trim the rough edges to the right size.
  • Cut a 1 x 17” x 17” square from the linen fabric.
  • Cut a 2 x 17” x 17” square from the batting
  • Fuse the circles in place by folding the linen into quarters and then ironing folds in place.
  • Leave a ½” seam allowance on the outer edge of the linen square.
  • Applique circles in place, sewing by hand or with the machine.
  • Make sure your machine is on the buttonhole setting for this.
  • Sew around the raw edge applique three times to secure.
  • Sew fabric two to fabric three.
  • Sew fabric three to fabric four.
  • Sew fabric four to fabric five.
  • Make sure to use a ¼” seam allowance.
  • Baste the cushion back to the batting square.
  • Baste the cushion front onto a batting square.
  • Whether you sew by hand or machine, quilt as you’d like.

Constructing the Pillow

  • Trim excess batting anywhere it is found.
  • Neaten the front piece edges (where the zipper will go) using an overlocker or zig zag stitch.
  • Repeat for the back piece.
  • Pin the two neaten seams together and using a ½” seam allowance sew in 2.5″.
  • Do this for both ends of the seam.
  • Press the seam open.
  • Pin zipper in place along the pressed seam.
  • Make sure zipper stays closed while pinning.
  • Sew in zipper using the zipper foot for your sewing machine.
  • Sew from one end to the other.
  • Sew across the end of the zipper.
  • Sew across the other end of the zipper.
  • Leave the zipper open and pin the cushion’s back and front together.
  • Sew around the seam allowance.
  • Trim extra fabric from corners.
  • Turn fabric right side out.
  • Add in the cushion insert. 

Congrats! You've successfully made your very own throw pillow! 

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