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DIY Fringe Pillows

Jun 26, 2016 By Abby Smith
DIY Fringe Pillows

Hi creative friends! I’m Abby from Sew Much Ado, and it’s safe to say that I’m pretty much a fan of everything Kelly Ripa, so when I had the opportunity to share a project using her new home décor fabric line, I of course jumped at the chance! The line is has many beautiful options, from subtle, calm prints to bold and bright prints, and today I’m sharing a tutorial highlighting some fun bold and bright prints from the line.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

These fringe pillows are easy even for a beginner sewist that you’ll have some whipped up in no time!

fringe throw pillows

While I made these pillows with my daughters and their room in mind, I think we’re going to have to share. The square pillow will be great on our sofa, and I’ll let them keep the round pink trimmed pillow, which they love.

fringe throw pillows

Let’s get to work!

fringe throw pillows

Supplies:
Kelly Ripa Home Upholstery Fabric (54” wide):
– 5/8yd for square pillow (Good Vibes Fiesta print)
– 1/2yd for round pillow (Make it Rain Fiesta print)
• 2 pillow forms:
16”x16” for square pillow
14” round for round pillow (or use Polyfil stuffing)
Fringe:
– 1yd for square pillow
– 1 1/2yd for round pillow
• Basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, needles, etc.
fringe throw pillows

 

*All seam allowances are ½” unless otherwise noted.*

Square Pillow:
Pillow front: cut 2 – 17”x17”
Pillow back (envelope opening): cut 2 – 17” (h) x13”(w)
1. Fold pillow front in half and mark center with pin.

fringe throw pillows

2. Beginning at center pin (bottom of fringe should be 1” above bottom of pillow front), pin fringe upward at an angle toward each top corner, forming a V shape. TIP: Be sure to pin in the direction that will be easy to remove the pins as you sew.

fringe throw pillows

3. Stitch trim to pillow front along top edge. Trim fringe ends at each corner and trim any fringe that sits within the ½” seam allowance. Remove security plastic thread from fringe ends.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

4. Press one 13” edge of each 13”x 17” piece 1” toward wrong side. Press again 1” toward wrong side. Stitch close to each pressed edge.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

5. Right sides together, pin 2 pillow back pieces to each pillow front, matching outside edges and allowing pillow back pieces to overlap at pressed/stitched edges. Stitch around all four pinned edges.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

6. Trim corners and finish seam allowances using serger or zig zag stitch. Turn pillow cover right side out and press flat along edges.

fringe throw pillows

7. Slide a pillow form into pillow cover through envelope opening.

fringe throw pillows
Great job! Now let’s make a round pillow to co-ordinate!

fringe throw pillows
Round Pillow:
1. To cut pillow front and back, fold one edge of fabric up at least 7 1/2”. Fold again, perpendicular to first fold, at least 7 ½”.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

2. Use ruler to measure and mark 7 ½” distances from corner point, making ¼ circle curve.

fringe throw pillows

3. Cut along marks and repeat steps 1-3 and open up folds to form two circles.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

4. Position top of fringe strands ½” from edge of front or back piece and pin in place around entire round raw edge. Stitch fringe to fabric, overlapping beginning and ends ½”.

fringe throw pillows

fringe throw pillows

5. Right sides together, pin front and back pieces together, matching raw edges and ensuring fringe strands are tucked toward center of pillow and away from raw edges.

fringe throw pillows

6. Stitch around pinned edge, leaving 4” opening (if using pillow form, leave6-7” opening).

fringe throw pillows

7. Press seam allowance at opening ½” toward wrong side.

fringe throw pillows

8. Turn pillow right side out and carefully press outer edge flat. Remove security thread from fringe ends.

fringe throw pillows

9. Insert pillow form through opening or stuff pillow with Polyfil stuffing.

fringe throw pillows

10. Hand stitch opening closed with ladder stitch, and your pillow is finished!

fringe throw pillows

There you have it, two simple ways to make some fun fringe throw pillows for your home!

fringe throw pillows

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