Pink and Frilly Pillow Tutorial

Okey doke. I'm going to try my hand at this whole tutorial thing.  I go back to college soon and needed some pillows for my couch and so I decided to try and craft my own!  

Warning... I haven't made a pillow since seventh grade so it's not perfect...but I still love it!

Here it is:

Pink and Frilly! My favorite kind :)

Here's how to make it. 

-About half a yard of fabric (I just used a simple cotton)
-Two different trims
-Hot glue gun
-Fabric cutter, guide, and mat
-Sewing Machine
-Pillow Fluff


Step 1: Cut your fabric into two squares, about an inch longer than you want your finished pillow size to be

two cute little pink squares :)
Step 2: Iron your fabric and pin it together right sides together.  (That's the domestic sewer term for putting the good sides facing each other, leaving the bad sides on the outside. My mommy taught me this today)

Step 3: Break out the sewing machine and sew together three sides, and a third of the way in on each side of the fourth side.

Make sure you leave enough space on the fourth side to turn the pillow right side out.

Step 4: Reach in through the open space on the fourth side and turn the pillow inside out.  Measure five lines across the pillow with a pencil.

Step 5: Attach the trim to the front of the pillow.  I just hot glued mine down, although I suppose if you want your pillow to be more legit you could sew it.  But hot gluing was easy and you can't even tell with the final product. Shhhh don't tell anyone

Step 6: Sew one of the trims along the three fully sewed sides of the pillow. 

Step 7: Stuff the pillow! 

Step 8:  Sew up the rest of the fourth side using a blind stitch. (Had to ask mommy what kind of stitch was needed for this. "Blind Stitch? But I can see!!" If you don't know what a blind stitch is and your mommy isn't around to help, here's a quick video that shows you how.

Yikes. My blind stitch really does look like I'm blind.  But it's ok because it gets covered up in the next step!

Step 9: Sew the rest of your trim over the fourth side of your pillow and viola!

It's a pillow!


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  1. Your about me sounds just like me when I was in college. (I sound so old when I say that) I use to daydream about all the crafts I wanted to do-but never did studying accounting. Good for you for following your heart and your creativity. The pillow looks great!! Very girly!

  2. too cute!! I made lots of throw pillows for my daughter's room...and I glued all the trims on tooo! Your pillow turned out great!!!

  3. So cute! You did a great job for being a newbie! Thanks for linking up at my weekend party :)

  4. You did a great job. I linked over from Lovely Crafty Home. I'm super impressed...I didn't realize how "crafty" I was until after college.

  5. Super cute and sooo girly. I would love if you would link this to my Sew Fabulous Friday. I think it would make a fabulous addition.