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How to sew a pillow

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Making a pillow is simple to do and also a great sewing project for a child or adult. If your child is wanting to learn to sew, you might like to check out my beginning sewing tutorials.

pillow tutorial

Michaels has started selling fabric and Bella found this cool fur fabric. She is so into decorating her room right now that I thought  pillow would be the perfect project!

child sewing

How to make a pillow

Prewash fabric if needed.

Cut two pieces 12″ X 18″  of fabric for the back of the pillow

Cut one piece of fabric 18″ X 18″ (The piece of fur from Michaels was already an 18″ square, perfect!)

On each piece of 12″ X 18″ fabric turn the 18″ side under about and inch and sew about a 1/2″ from the edge.

pillow tutorial step 1

Place 18″ square of fabric RIGHT side UP. Lay the two pieces of fabric RIGHT side DOWN on top of the 18″ square. Overlap the pieces in the middle. Sew all the way around the square.

pillow tutorial step 3

Turn fabric right side out. Insert an 18″ (or slightly smaller) pillow form into the pillow cover.

pillow tutorial step 4

See how simple it was to make a pillow cover!

DIY Pillow cover

The pillow is so soft! She loves it!

kids pillow simple sewing project

It looks great in her room and she is so proud of what she made!

teaching kids to sew a pillow

Be sure to check out the new fabric at Michaels.  Don’t forget sewn items make great homemade gifts! If you are looking for project ideas be sure to browse the Handmade Gift Guide. Thanks Michaels for providing the supplies for our pillow!



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