Pillow Possibilities

Author:  Autumn

While Jordan is still traveling for business, I thought it would be fun to walk you through the process I followed when sewing a pillow for our new guest bedroom.

First, I selected a lively and bold floral fabric to use as for the welting.

I cut strips of it on the diagonal and then sewed them together.

The strips don’t really need to be that even because the edges will be trimmed.

After they were sewn together, I ironed the seams and trimmed the excess.  Then I inserted a double strand of welting and used the zipper foot to sew the welting closed.

The store only had one cord size, and I wanted the border to be wider.  So, doubling it was the easy fix.

Not messing up on this requires patience.

I always have my sewing machine how-to book nearby.  Sewing is really not my thing.

Ahhhhh.  Success.

Then it was time for the next step.  I cut two squares of graphic fabric measuring 19 inches.  That allowed one inch for the seams so that a standard 18 inch down pillow could be used .

I placed the right sides together and put the new welting between them.  Sewing slowly let me make sure that everything stayed lined up.  Afterwards, I inserted the 18 inch down pillow that I purchased at a fabric shop and closed the bottom by sewing it with a needle and thread.  Voila!  It turned out great.


I repeated the process with the two pieces of floral fabric that I had already cut into 19 inch squares.

I don’t know why that photo appears out of focus.  Sorry for that.

Together, the two pillows will make a good impact in our guest room.

It’s nice to complete some of these projects before moving in.  It will make the process easier, I hope!

Take care.

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  1. Carolyn Rasnick says

    Great job Janette! Love those two fabrics together. I think sewing is your thing! Martha Stewart doesn’t have anything on you!!!