Published at Friday, 14 September 2018. Decorative Pillows. By Abigail Vinson.
Throw pillows are one of the most common forms of home decor. They are typically available in a wide variety of styles and colors and can be purchased from most home furnishings stores. But if you want more than one or two accent pillows for your sofa, the cost can really start to add up.
Down is a cluster from the underbody of waterfowl such as geese and ducks. These clusters grow under the outer protective layer of feathers. A down cluster has the overall appearance of a ripe dandelion pod. This three dimensional structure gives down the ability to loft. Feather, the principal covering of birds, is of a flat, two-dimensional construction. It has a hard quill shaft from one end to the other. Down will never mature into feathers as they are two completely different materials. When mixed with down, feather pillows also loft. The higher the down content, the more loft is present.
When you begin sewing, remember to position your stitches about a half inch from the edge of the fabric. When you reach the end of a length of thread, make the smallest stitch you can and pass your needle through the loop before pulling the thread all the way through. Sew three sides of your pillow all the way, but only sew 2-3 inches on each end of the fourth side. (You will probably need to re-thread your needle multiple times). This will leave you an opening to insert the pillow form or stuffing. Remove the pins. Snip off a little of each corner of your pillowcase, being careful not to cut your stitches, so that the fabric won‘t bunch up when you turn it inside out.
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