Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tip For Sewing Around a Pillow

  1. Start sewing around a pillow or other item that you will be turning right-side-out, by first sewing from the bottom and back stitch to secure the stitches and then turn to start your seam.
  2. When you get to the corner area make one stitch on the diagonal. (Sometimes you might make 2-3 diagonal stiches here, it depends on what you are turning and how large the item is.)
  3. The diagonal stitch (or stitches) will be easier to poke out later.

  1. Sew all the way around, making sure to make the one diagonal stitch in each of the 4 corners.
  2. Leaving space in the center to turn, you will end your stitching by turning and stitching down toward the raw edges, similar to how you started.
  3. Make sure you back stitch to secure the stitches at the end.

  1. Clip all 4 corners on a diagonal.

  1. Turn right-side-out and poke out the corners.
  2.  By adding those starting and stopping stitches, your pillow will naturally fold in to make the opening so much easier to sew closed.
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17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! I am always looking for sewing tips- as I am a fairly new sewer and mostly have only used it on cards. :)Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  2. I never thought to sew down to the seam allowance on the start and stop. I'm going to try that out the next time I make a pillow. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the great tip! I think that would work on anything such as bag linings that need to be turned right side out too. I'll give it a try.

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  4. Thanks so much!!! Now it will be easier!!!

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  5. Great tip! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Daryl, I can totally do this:) Thanks for the tutorial!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  7. Now why didn't I think of that! Great tip....blessings, marlene

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  8. I really like your idea, will try on my next bag lining.

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  9. Thanks for the tip on sewing pillows. In the past I've never been pleased with my corners so I'll give your tip a try on the next one.

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  10. Gran idea!Voy a intentar.Gracias

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  11. This is a good tip! I have never done it like this but am now anxious to try it. Thanks!

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  12. What a great tip!! Can't wait to try it out on the spring/summer pillows I am making. Thanks for sharing.(ps... I also pinned it)

    I found your blog from "Sew Many Ways" and I am so glad I stopped over (great blog)! AJ@queenofmynest

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  13. GREAT tip!!! I love it...thanks for sharing this!

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  14. Great tip! Will have to try it this way next time! :) Christine
    - ChrisW Designs

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