I love decorator pillows. They can change a room’s mood, but are so expensive! Make your own decorator pillow and get exactly what you want! Here are the basics of making your own throw pillows at home.
I found this bird fabric at a local store and thought it had just the right colors for my house, and would bring some spunk to the room. I had the checked upholstery fabric in my stash, and thought it was a great match for piping. I’ve seen some really expensive pillows with the huge piping, and thought that would be a good look to try with the bird fabric.
How much material do I need to make a throw pillow?
Measure your pillow form and add 1-inch to the dimensions. Example, if you purchase a 16-inch square pillow form, you will need two pieces of fabric that measure 17-inches square. This would require 1/2-yard of fabric.
What fabric is best for throw pillows?
It all depends. Think about where the pillow will be used. If it is will be used outside, purchase outdoor fabric. If it will be in the family room or play room where there will be a lot of use, use an upholstery fabric. If the pillow is just a decoration on a guest bed, where it gets little use, have fun and use any fabric!
What are throw pillows filled with?
Throw pillows can be filled with a pillow form, as I did above, or if you want to make a pillow in a size or shape that doesn’t have a pillow form, fill it with polyfil or other polyester stuffing that doesn’t lose it’s shape,
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