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How to Make Pillows | Home Makeover Tutorial

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Lesson 9 – How to Make Pillows

How Much Fabric to Cut for a Pillowcase

As part of our curtain making course, we really can't forget about pillows. Both are so simple to make, and are so simple to change out based on your mood, season, or wherever your decorating spirits may lead you. That is why we want to make sure you know how to make pillows! Just like with the curtain, begin by thinking about the preferred colors, textures, and fabric patterns. Once you've got that down, you must measure the size of your pillow, and buy the right fabric accordingly. Follow along with the video for the how-to on measuring.

Finding the right amount of fabrics for your pillow is much more simple than for curtains. Pillows are very straight forward. This lesson will teach you how to properly measure, however, you can also apply this basic rule. You need the measurement of your pillow, add 3″ for zipper and seam allowance. If your pillow is an odd shape, just use a measuring tape to figure out the dimensions. Always add 5/8″ for seam allowance on all sides. That's really all there is to it. You will most likely be left with scrap fabric, as your fabric bolt is wider than the pillow itself.


 If you are having sewing machine issues, or need help navigating the sewing machine, check out our how to sew tutorial here. Part of our dressmaking series.

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This is Lesson 9 of our How to Make Curtains Online Course: How to Make Pillows – Measure Fabric for Pillow. It's part of our free Home Makeover Tutorials package! We want you to be able to fill your homes with amazing handmade diy crafts that you know how to sew yourselves! Our hope is that these sewing patterns and ideas inspire you to redecorate your living space and ultimately create your dream home! Imagine a personalized stylish home decorated exactly to your liking. Come home happy and enjoy the accomplished feeling of “I made this.” Here at DIY Projects we love inspiring dreams, and encouraging craftiness in all aspects of life. Be sure to subscribe to our social medias to stay connected on all things made by hand! Join us on Facebook, PinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

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