Published at Thursday, September 20th 2018. by Christie Bright in Decorative Pillows.
You now have a brand new decorative pillow! And now you know how to make additional ones in the future. The only downside? Don‘t be surprised if all your friends and family members ask you to make them a few throw pillows once they see yours!
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.
The first thing you’ll want to do is think about what color and type of fabric you want to use. Look at your other room decor and take into consideration the overall color scheme. Do you want your pillows to complement what you already have or stand out as a bold accent?
When adding throw pillows into the mix it is always safest to go with a somewhat limited color palette and big geometric patterns. Textures such as cotton and linen are the best fabrics though silk throw pillows do have a place in certain modern settings. If you really like a lot of color then the best bet is to snatch the color palette from an existing piece of art or ˝busy˝ decorative item. This will keep the visual clutter to minimum and add some uniformity to the madness (just kidding, you're not MAD, I love color too:).
The material used to fill the pillows can be cotton, foam, or feathers. Feather filled sofa pillows are extremely soft to touch. Unique fabric used for casing lends an exclusive look to sofa pillows.
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