Sewing a throw pillow cover is easy, and can be completed in less than one
hour. Throw pillows are the perfect home accent. They add style to boring
couches, and are perfect bedroom décor. The best feature about throw
pillows is the price. Most pillows are very inexpensive. However, designer
or luxury throw pillows may carry a higher price tag. Those who want to change
the look of their pillows without purchasing new ones may opt for throw pillow
covers. These covers are quick, easy, and convenient. When changing bedding,
throw pillow covers come in handy because they allow pillows to match new
comforter and sheet sets.
Throw pillow covers are available from retail stores. However, those who
want to save money may sew their own pillows. The necessary materials for
sewing a throw pillow cover include a sewing machine, needle, zipper, thread,
fabric, and pillow measurements. The first step is measuring the throw pillow.
Add about an inch to the measurement to allow room for shrinkage. Once the
measurements are recorder, choose a suitable fabric. Cut two squares out of
the fabric. One square is for the front of the pillow, and the other square
is for the back. A matching zipper that is the exact length of the throw pillow
The next step is lining up the two pieces of fabric at the edges. Place the
fabric on the sewing machine and begin to sew the edges together. Sew only
three of the edges together, turning at the corners. Once the edges are together,
take the zipper and sew it to the remaining side. Prior to covering a throw
pillow, the fabric may require ironing to remove wrinkles. Brushing the cover
with a lint brush is also recommended. The last step is inserting the throw
pillow and zipping the cover.
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