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.
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- Fabric (I used leftover fabric from these curtains.)
- Measuring tape
- Sewing scissors
- Sewing machine
- Thread (pick a color that won’t stand out against your fabric)
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.
2. Measure and fold the fabric over 1 inch on the shorter ends to allow for the seam.
Pin and iron. Remove pins.
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.
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.
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.
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Meg is the blogger behind Green With Decor. She loves home renovating and decorating – and the color green. Meg is a fan of white woodwork, throw pillows and knocking down walls to make a space better. She believes everyone can make their home into a space they love, even on a budget, by getting creative in how they use the space, shopping around and tackling some DIY projects. Meg and her husband are renovating, decorating and landscaping their 1950s fixer upper into their dream home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she’s not painting furniture or watching HGTV, she’s probably hanging with her puppy Oakley.