How to Create a Pillow


The pillow is not just that the bed accessory that allows us to rest well, is also an element capable of adorning an environment simply putting on an armchair or a sofa, to create an elegant contrast with it or embellish appearance. The pillows are quite expensive, not so much for the material that makes up for the time and labor that require. Then the question arises: why not try making a pillow? Here is a guide to show you how to create them.

You need

Be sure to have on hand:

  • fabric
  • needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Kapok

You must first decide the size of the pillow case you’re going to get and buy the fabric and thread you need. To save should go to a store that sells wholesale fabrics, so you pay cut but not per square metre. The size we are able to draw from a pillow that we already have in the House, which will serve as a model, to avoid errors and waste. Measured sides, double the greater length and add a couple of centimeters: this will give you the measurements of what it takes. For example, if you want a 30 x 40 cm cushion you will need a cloth 32×82 about.

The hem of the pillowcase is terminated. You can now stitch the zipper or alternatively three or more evenly spaced buttons, having the foresight to create as many holes at the points corresponding to the other flap. Before you insert the padding you can beautify the pillowcase with ribbons of lace, embroidered motifs on a face or attach a prepackaged decorations. When you are finished you should purchase the kapok must for stuffing from a wholesaler who sells material for beds, pillows and mattresses. The last phase, i.e. filling the pillow case is very simple: the more you can put multiple will increase the volume of kapok pillow at the expense of the surface. Close it and sprimacciatelo to distribute good content. Quite simple, economical and with a few hours of work the pillow was created.

Remember: with the shape of the pillow case well delineated, fold the piece of fabric in half and sew the side already closed by folding with tight spots and rights, with sewing machine or by hand. Now you have to sew the long sides, the other short should be left open. The difficulty lies in being able to make seams straight and parallel, otherwise the form will be uneven. At this point the pillowcase has become a bag. Must be turned so that the seams remain inside, unseen. Use a zigzag stitch around each of the two flaps still open to stop the edges, so as to avoid the fray. It is also recommended to avoid the error of sew together the two flaps of tissue otherwise there won’t be an open part where you can insert the foam cushion surface.