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How to Make Awesome (and Easy!) Throw Pillows

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Is your sofa lacking pizazz? Is your seating area boring? Is that armchair uncomfortably bare? Then this Instructable is for you!

Throw pillows are great addition to any piece of furniture. And they're so easy to make!

Materials:
Sewing machine
Needle and thread
Fabric (any size, any shape, any kind)
Trim (optional)
Fluff or stuffing or filling, whatever suits your fancy. (the pillows featured here were filled with beanbag Styrofoam, but you can use anything)
Dressmaker pins (any basic sewing pins)
Scissors


 
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Step 1: Cut Fabric

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You can use anything, and I mean ANYTHING. the body of a t-shirt, an old tablecloth, any scraps of fabric you have. I used some scraps I had left over from making some wall hangings.

Cut two squares of the same size. Any size you would like, just be sure you have enough material to make two pieces.

you could even cut a different shape than a square. star-shaped, triangle, cloud, ... blob? anything you'd like! use your imagination. I like to use shapes with straight edges because they're much easier to sew.

Step 2: Trim! (optional)

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If you want your pillow to be fancy, or pretentious, or funky, or wild, you might want to add some trim.
(Don't worry, even if you skip this step, your pillow will still be awesome!)

You can find this stuff at craft stores. It comes with tassels, baubles, beads, strings, lace, etc. Pick up anything you like! Make sure it has a woven band on one side, this is to help with sewing it into the seams of the pillow. (If you're more advanced in sewing, feel free to use any kind of trim, just alter these instructions to what you need.)

1) Measure all the sides of one of your pieces. This is how much trim you will need. Its also good to purchase about 3 inches more than you'll need.

2) GET YOU SOME CRAZY TRIM! this is an exciting shopping trip, there are so many choices.

3) Pin the trim around the edges of your pillow (see next step)

togo19191 year ago
Great instructions! Thank you!
cmshouse2 years ago
I've got two of these chairs. Do you know what the style of the chair is called?
I LOVE that chair! You don't have an Instructable for that, do you?
ChrysN4 years ago
Nice! I could always use more pillows.
kathrynmichelle (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
couldn't we all? I mean really. Couldn't. We. All?