After sharing my applique pillow technique, I realized I should write a tutorial for adding rope trim. It’s very similar to sewing piping or fabric-covered-cording into a pillow, except that it’s actually easier.
So, here’s the quick run-through for putting this pillow together.
Step 1: Sew Rope Cord to Side One
Attach the zipper foot to your machine and align the needle to the left side of the foot. Sew the cording around the edges of the pillow as close to the cord edge as possible.
Visit my DIY Corded Pillow post to see detailed stitching pictures.
Here’s a close-up of the beginning and end of the cording and how to manage it. Flatten the cording ends against the fabric as you stitch. Then trim the ends to even them up.
To prevent ravel, zig-zag over the loose cording threads.
Step 2: Attach Side Two
Sew pillow front to pillow back (with right sides together), stitching very close to the cording edge just like in step 1. Leave an opening along one side for inserting the pillow form.
Step 3: Insert Pillow Form
Turn pillow right side out and insert pillow form. Turn the opening edge to the inside and pin.
Step 4: Stitch Closure
Hand stitch closure. For details, see Pro-Sew Your Pillow Closures.
Do you enjoy mixing combinations of pillows with different fabrics and trims as much as I do?
Any type of trim added to pillows gives them a detailed, custom look. Brush fringe is easy to add, too. See my tutorial for the Sew-Easy Fringed Pillow.
By the way, the PillowCubes 10% savings code is still good for your purchases of pillow inserts.
Enter the CurtainQueen10 code at the bottom portion of your order at checkout. Here’s the link to PillowCubes.com. 🙂
Did you visit their website since the announcement of their recent changes? What do you think?
I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.