Published at Friday, September 14th 2018. by Rosa Waters in Decorative Pillows.
An alternative to store-bought decorative pillows is making your own. Though it may seem like a complicated project, it’s really quite simple and can be accomplished with just a few basic sewing skills. One of the biggest benefits to making your own pillows is that you can choose the exact fabric and size that you want. And surprisingly, your handmade throw pillows will cost you less than the ones you might find in a store. Follow the steps below and you’ll have your own custom accent pillow in no time!
Tasseled earth tone and other natural color pillows provide a sophistication and chic style to a modern interior decoration. Look at the material that is used for making the pillow. That is really very important. A soft touch is what everyone look for. Make sure that the pillows you have selected have exceptional softness and suppleness.
Hooked pillows, like rugs, are made from strands of woolen yarn hooked through a canvas backing to create a specific design or motif. Often considered less formal than needlework pillows, hooked cushions may showcase holiday or other themes, and many use humor and whimsy as well.
There are couch pillows that are available at retail outlets. Advantage of buying these pillows is that they are generally priced reasonably. Normally, the stitching stays intact even after rough use as machines are used in factories to stitch the seams.
If this is your first time sewing, you'll also need to buy some basic supplies. First, check around your house to see if you already have some of them. You'll need a good pair of scissors, pins, a needle and thread that matches your fabric. (If you plan to use scissors you already own, make sure they are sharp enough to cut fabric.) You may have an old sewing kit that you got from a hotel which you can use, as long as you haven't previously used a lot of the thread in the color you‘ll need.
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