How To Make A Hand-Sewn Pillow
Here’s a video tutorial for making a hand-sewn pillow without using a sewing machine. Be sure to check out our popular How To Make Pillows page for over 25 pillow ideas, tips, and tricks.
How do you make a needlepoint canvas pillow?
Stitch up against the finished design, just enough to turn the corner, with the needlepoint canvas facing you. Use the holes as a guideline so that your stitching is a straight line or you will have a wobbly pillow.
What is the strongest stitch by hand?
The backstitch is a bulk-free knot replacement for the beginnings and ends of hand-sewn seams, and it’s called that because the needle goes into the fabric behind the thread of the previous stitch.
How do you end a stitch?
If you have a stitch that you can pass the needle under, this method will work.
- Slide the needle under an existing stitch.
- Pull it through to form a loop.
- Pass the needle through the loop.
- Pull the needle to close the loop and form a knot.
How do you finish a needlepoint pillow?
Right-side-out the pillowcase, gently pushing the corners outward.
- Fold the remaining open ends of the needlepoint front and fabric backing to the inside so that no raw edges are visible.
- Place the pillow form or fiberfill into your needlepoint pillow cover.
How much should an envelope pillow overlap?
Basic Instructions: When finished, the ends will overlap approximately 3u2032u2032 at the back to ensure that the pillow form is hidden when the pillow cover is in place. To calculate the fabric measurement, measure your pillow insert.
How do you make a 16 inch envelope pillow cover?
Sewing a Pillow Cover for a 16-by-16-Inch Pillow Form
- Begin by locating or purchasing a 16-inch-by-16-inch pillow form.
- Cut a 16-inch-by-16-inch piece of fabric.
- Cut two more 16-inch-by-11-inch pieces of fabric.
- Fold one long end of each back panel over an approximate quarter-inch.
- Stitch the little folds down from the above picture.
What are the 7 basic hand stitches?
BEGINNER EMBROIDERY STITCHES 7 BASIC EMBROIDERY STITCHES
- Backstitch. Unlike the running stitch, the backstitch creates a single, continuous line of thread.
- Satin Stitch.
- French Knot.
- Lazy Daisy.
- Woven Wheel.