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Here's a really quick and easy throw pillow that we did with the girls using their choice of a sewing machine or a needle and thread.

Eight year olds were able to do this with remarkable ease and very good results.

All straight stitching was used and the time required was from 1/2 - 1 hour to complete this project.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

About 1/2 yard of Fabric
Pillow Insert
Stitch Witchery
Thread
Scissors
Straight Pins
Sewing Machine or Sewing Needle

Step 2: Cut and Prep Your Fabric

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Cut your fabric 2 1/2 inches wider than your pillow insert and twice as long plus 6 inches.

A 12 inch pillow will require a piece of fabric 14 1/2 X 30 inches.

On both of the short ends fold over a 1/2 inch hem.

Cut a piece of stitch witchery the width of the fabric and lay inside the pressed hem.

Fold fabric over so the stitch witchery is inside and press in place.

Step 3: Center and Pin Your Fabric in Place

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Center your pillow form on the fabric.

Fold fabric over the pillow, overlapping in the center. This will form the pocket to insert your pillow form and make the cover removable so it can be washed.

Pin across the pocket opening making sure your fabric is snug but not tight around the pillow form.

Remove the pillow form, turn your fabric inside out so right sides are facing each other and pin the open side edges in place.

Step 4: Finishing Your Pillow

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With right sides together sew or hand stitch both open sides closed.

Turn pillow cover right side out through the pocket opening.

Use a straight pin to pick the corners out and square them up.

Slip the pillow form in through the pocket opening and you are done!

Step 5: Extras

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Note: For more advanced junior seamstresses you may want to add some cording or top stitching around the edges or quilt your pillow cover to add a more finished look.
 
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HeidiR5 years ago
Very nice keep up the good work.
DebH57 (author)  HeidiR5 years ago
Thanks Heidi
142687 DebH574 years ago
im 10 and i know how to use a sewing machine. dont treat me all baby like! i can distroy u with my minds... LOL not really :D
love it!
hsmomof25 years ago
I got a sewing machine last year for my birthday. I am still learning how to use it and would love for my daughter to use it too. I remember a pillow was the only thing we made in junior high Home Economics. I love this pillow you can make with your kids.
deblojo135 years ago
I sure need to start making more beautiful things like this myself Deb!! I truly do need more hobbies! Again, Beautiful and I love pillows!
Looks like fun and easy too!
deblojo135 years ago
It really is Deb! You are just so talented!! Amazing!
DebH57 (author)  deblojo135 years ago
Thanks Deb, I am glad you came to I'bles
DaveLH5 years ago
Nice Job DebH57. Thank You
DebH57 (author)  DaveLH5 years ago
You are welcome and thanks for commenting
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DebH57 (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Vote buttons won't go up till September Lynn, be sure to come back then.
Creativeman5 years ago
Looking good Deb: You are the best! Cman
DebH57 (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Thanks so much CMan
Donaldhrtc5 years ago
Nice job Deb.
DebH57 (author)  Donaldhrtc5 years ago
Thanks Donald