How to Sew Designer Pillows

How to Sew Designer Pillows

How to sew Designer Pillows?

There are several tips that make the difference between high-end and crafty sewing. The most important thing is to finish the inside as nice as the outside.

  • Use Quality Home Dec Fabrics
  • If using light weight fabrics always interline with interlining
  • Remove Dog Ears – Taper corners of the pillow before sewing, you can use the Tapered Corner Pillow Template.
  • Serge edges of the pillows before assembling or zig zag edges if you do not have a serger
  • Use Invisible zippers
  • Very important to use quality pillow inserts. If you buy a inexpensive the corners are usually not filled with fiber and it will make a great difference in the final results of your designer pillow.

Pillow Template

Pillow Template for Square, Round, Rectangle

Square, Round, Rectangle Pillow Template
  • Designed for making square, round or rectangular pillows.
  • Template has printed measurements drawn in 1” intervals, from 10” to 24”.
  • Made of a heavy duty, transparent, plastic material which allows a design to be positioned exactly as desired.
  • Template is punched at different measurements allowing you to mark through it.
  • Clover Water Soluble Pencil is perfect for marking the dots on the template.
  • Simply mark and sew! Suited for precise fine markings and can easily be wiped off with water. It’s also useful for creating fine lines when you’re sewing, stitching & patchwork.

 

Tapered Pillow Template

Tapered Pillow Template
  • Eliminates ”Dog Ears” on square pillows.
  • Measures from 11” to 30” at 1” increments.
  • Made of a heavy duty, transparent, plastic material which allows a design to be positioned exactly where desired.
  • Template is punched at different measurements allowing you to mark through it.
  • Transparency allows you to position fabric pattern exactly as desired.

Purchase both Pillow Templates Today and get a Free Corner Pillow Template!

 

Pillow Inserts for Decorator Pillows

I find the most popular pillow insert is the Ultra Poly Down Insert because it has the stability of the poly and the softness of the down feathers.

Ultra Poly Down: Miracle Blend of 10/90 white goose down and feather combined with ultra resilient poly blend. Feels better than 50/50 down and feather at a really down to earth soft price.

New Down Essence! The Ultimate Down Alternative: Enhance decorative pillow creations with the finest, softest, engineered micro fiber available in the comfort world today. Rivaling 100% Goose Down

White Goose Down and Feather: Super-sanitized, hypo-allergenic, blended for maximum natural loft and softness! You have a choice of 10/90 (10% down/90% feather), 25/75 (25% down/75% feather) and 50/50 (50% down/50% feather).

Down Feather Pillows make the difference in luxury and ready made. Down Feathers are available in several blends of feathers and down.
1. 95% feather 5% down
2. 75% feather 25% down
3. 50% feather 50% down
The higher the down content the softer the pillow and the more you will need to dress or fluff the pillows.

Try these great 1001 Pillow Idea CD’S by Jo Woodworth

Pillow patterns for Critters are a must for holiday gifts. These patterns are from Indygo Junction and they are as cute as can be when they are made up. Very simple and easy to sew, critters with zipper mouths. Great way to recycle zippers.

Zipper Critters
PJ Pet Pillows

 

Memory Pillows are a great way to share photos of past events with friends and family. Down load instructions on making a Memory Pillow

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