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Fussy Cut Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Fairfield

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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 18" pillow insert
  • Fabric large enough to fussy cut an 181?2" square plus two 18 1?2"x12" pieces for the back
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • White paper
  • Tape
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Determine section of fabric to center on the pillow.
  2. Cut strips of white paper to form a square frame with the dimensions of the pillow cover plus the seam allowance of 1/4". Tape together to form a frame with the inner dimensions as determined. Shown: 181?2" to cover an 18" pillow, allows 1/4" seam allowance.
  3. Image 1
  4. Place the square frame over fabric, centering the pattern within the frame. Trace inside edge of frame. Cut out fabric.
  5. Image 2
  6. Use a complementary fabric for the back. Cut out 2 rectangles of fabric that overlap at least 6" before sewing. (Pillow shown used 181?2"x12")
  7. To hem edge, fold backing fabric under 1/4" along one long side, then press. Fold under again; press & pin in place.
  8. Topstitch the hem down. Repeat for second back piece.
  9. Place pillow front right side up on a table. Place first back piece right side down with the finished seam down towards the middle.
  10. Place second back piece right side down with the finished seam up towards the middle.
  11. Image 3
  12. Pin all three layers together. Sew around all four sides with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  13. Clip off corners, turn pillow cover right side out & insert pillow form.

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