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How to Make a Pillow From Extra Fabric

Learn how to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

Hi guys! I’m Meg, and I blog at Green With Decor. I’m excited to be back at Kenarry today!

I recently completed a home office makeover, which included hemming some curtains. I had some fabric leftover from the original curtains and, never one to let a craft supply go to waste, I turned the leftover fabric into a pillow.

How to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

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How to make a pillow from extra fabric:

1. Cut the fabric to desired size.
Look at the pattern on the fabric to determine what size you want your pillow to be. In this case, it made sense to have the pillow include two of the starbursts from the pattern to make a lumbar shaped pillow.

Before you cut, be sure to include an additional inch on the shorter ends (the sides) and 5/8” inch on the longer sides (the top and bottom) of the rectangle to allow for seams.

I was able to fold the fabric scrap over, eliminating the need for a seam on one of the shorter sides.

How to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

2. Measure and fold the fabric over 1 inch on the shorter ends to allow for the seam.
Pin and iron. Remove pins.

How to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

3. Fold the sides of the fabric together so the fabric is inside out.

4. Pin fabric together and sew a 5/8” seam along the top and bottom (the long sides) of the pillow.

5. On the side of the pillow that’s still open, stitch a 1-inch seam, following along the fold.
Leave about a 3-inch opening to allow for stuffing the pillow.

How to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

6. Reverse the pillow by reaching through the opening and pulling it though so it’s right side out.

7. Push poly-fill into corners of the pillow and keep stuffing until full.

How to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

8. Pull the fabric together near the opening, lining up the pattern on the two sides of the fabric.
Pin fabric together. Hand stitch a blind stitch so the thread doesn’t show on the finished pillow.

Remove the pins.

How to make a pillow from extra fabric. What a great idea instead of throwing fabric away. You can never have enough throw pillows!

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