Published at Thursday, 13 September 2018. Decorative Pillows. By Rena Villarreal.
One of the main focal points in any bedroom design is the bed and decorative bed pillows help add to the design. You've probably even seen design shows on TV or pictures in magazines with those inviting looking beds that have the plumped up pillows, haven't you?
Once you've decided on color(s), think about what type of feel you want the pillows to have. Would you prefer a soft, cushiony pillow or one that has some stiffness so that you can lean up against it? Also take into account the ease of sewing. If you're a beginning sewer, you might want to choose a weightier, more closely knit fabric like cotton that's suitable for drapery. Silk and some polyesters that have a ˝sheen˝ to them will be more difficult to sew.
Insert your stuffing or pillow form into the pillowcase, making sure to push it all the way into the corners. Thread your needle again and made a knot. To make a hidden stitch, hold the pillow so that the opening runs lengthwise, almost like an open envelope. There will be a flap of fabric on the top and bottom of the opening created from the ironing. Make a stitch along the crease of the top flap on the far right side of the opening. Pull the thread all the way through and then make a similar-length stitch along the crease of the bottom flap on the far right side (your stitches should line up with each other across the opening). Pull your thread tight and the two sides of the opening will be pulled together. Start your next stitch on the top side just to the left of where your last stitch ended and repeat the process. Eventually, you will have closed the entire opening. Make a final knot and cut off the remaining thread.
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