Ever since I made my Spray Painted Pillows for the bench on my front porch--I have been wanting to make some more for my living room. But I REALLY needed new pillow forms. But I REALLY didn't want to spend the big bucks that everyone seems to want to charge for those darn things! A small square 12" pillow is around $7 at Walmart! I didn't even check to see how much the bigger ones that I wanted were. And I need 4 of them!! Not gonna happen!
But Walmart was selling these babies for $2.50 each:
I was SUPER excited to save myself about $5 per pillow--with just a little sewers elbow greese!
So this is what I did.
The package says these pillows are 20" x 26". But in actuality they were actually more like 18 1/2" wide. So I measured down the length of the pillow 19" (I left around a 1/2" serging allowance).
I marked it with a pen and then I cut all the way through the pillow casing and the filling.
Next I pushed the filling down a little bit and pulled the sides of the case together and pinned them closed.
Then I made a small tuck in the ends of the pillows (these pillows didn't have pointy ends and I prefer a tucked end).
Then I serged the whole thing closed--sewing both tucked ends closed as well. (You could use a sewing machine as well and then just zig zag finish the edge.)
The only tricky part of this project is that you MUST make sure to push the stuffing far enough so that there is enough seam allowance to fit thru the serger to make a nice clean finish. If you do--you won't have any problems. If you don't your pillow form will pull out of the line of serging and you will have holes.
And that is it!
And I have a whole bag of stuffing left over for another project!
Now I can get to making some fun Slip Covers!!!
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