Today we’re making a pillow that requires no hand stitching – and has only three seams, which should be do-able for the new sewing crowd. It’s just a simple, sort of plain-Jane (sorry, Jane, just a saying) soft pillow. When using a bold print fabric, the pillow can stand on its own with no adornments.
The floral “arm” pillow on the left end of the swing is an easy and quick pillow to make from a small scrap. It’s so easy, I made two of them very quickly. The second one is on the other side of the square striped pillow. Here’s how to make them.
Cut out one piece of fabric that is 21″ x 25″. (Finished measurements will be 20″ x 12″.) Fold the 25″ side in half, right side turned in. Sew along one end and up the side, leaving one end open.
This forms sort of a pillow case. Invert the pillow and stuff. Push stuffing down away from open end and fold the raw edged opening under a half an inch. Press.
Pin an inch from the end. This holds everything back and out of the way while stitching.
Machine stitch very close to the edge while making sure to grab the under side flap in your stitch line. You can pin it along that tiny stitch line if needed.
Fluff the stuffing. That is it! (I used white thread so you can see the stitch line better than with black thread.)
Can you believe it? When you have no cording or trim around the edges, it’s as simple as this. It only took ten minutes to make this pillow. (Shh – we don’t have to tell anyone. It can be our little secret.)
This isn’t a pocket pillow, but you could tie a fat ribbon around it like you saw yesterday in Don’t Discard Old Pillows – Cover Them.
Don’t you love how pillows add comfort to a room? Even an outdoor room.