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Free Pillow Patterns - Over 100 designs!
And because pillows usually consist of simple shapes (often just a couple of
squares of fabric and a few straight seams) and can be quick to make, they can
make an ideal first project for a beginner who's just learning how to sew. Just be
sure the beginner chooses a simple design, avoiding pillows that require the
addition of ruffles or other trims.
Making pillows can be a great way to use up your fabric stash or a great way to
recycle an old t-shirt (just sew up the neck, sleeves, and bottom of the shirt and
Making a pillow can also be a great way to experiment with certain sewing
techniques such as applique, machine embroidery, quilting, making ruffles, or
And, of course, making your own home décor pillows allows you to choose your
own fabric, color-matching it to your décor and to vary the size and style of the
pillows to suit your needs.
Pillow sewing tip: To get nice, sharp corners in your pillow, try this: Instead of
sewing a pointed corner, sew a slightly squared-off corner. To do this, sew your
seam, then stop slightly before the point of your corner. Pivot your pillow 45
degrees, then sew a couple of stitches. Pivot your pillow again another 45 degrees,
then continue with your seam. When turned, the corner of your pillow will have a
more defined point to it than if you had sewn a pointed corner.
Sew pillows with this collection of over one hundred free pillow patterns gathered
from all over the web!