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By Terra on 07/08/2019

How to Make a Quilted Throw Pillow: Post 5: Sew the Pillow

How to Make a Quilted Throw Pillow: Post 5: Sew the Pillow

The last steps to sew the pillow together.

In the last tutorial of our series "How to make a quilted throw pillow", we have to sew the pillow together.

You will need: 

  • Your quilted pillow
  •  front
  • The back pieces for your pillow
  • Thread
  • An iron
  • A pillow pad

Fold one of the long edges of the back pieces to the wrong side by 1cm (3/8in) and press. Fold again to hide the raw edge, pressing once more. Sew close to the innermost folded edge to create a hem. Repeat for the second back piece.

Place the back pieces on top of the front piece, right sides together and with the raw edges aligned and the hems in the middle. One back piece should be lined up with the top of the front and one should be lined up with the bottom of the front. They will overlap in the centre. Pin or clip together all round the edge.

Sew all the way around the outside, using a 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance and pivoting at the corners with the needle in the fabric.

Trim the corners of your pillow cover close to the seam line and then turn the pillow cover the right way out. Add a pillow and then you’re all done!

Attach your label

Now it’s time to attach your label. We’re using a leather label with holes all four corners for this Project. It’s quick and easy - here are the steps.

Select the are where you’d like to attach the leather label.

One one side of the label, using the punched holes, pin the label into place.

With a needle and thread, start the stitch from the inside of the pillow. Sew up from through one of the holes and then down through the hole next to it (like sewing on a button). Pass through 4 or 5 times for a secure hold.

Tie off the thread on the inside of the pillow and cut off any extra thread. Repeat these steps on the other side of the label.

Finished!