Dominique Mosley Pillow November 27th, 2018 - 06:58:06
If you want a fresh start with your home decor, a great way to do that is to replace the throw pillows on your couch or on your bed. Thrown pillows. Are so easy to make, and today we're going to learn how to make them out of winter coats on this segment of the original. For your next sewing project, no need to go to the fabric store. All of the material you need can probably be found right. There, in your coat closet, all the winter coats make a beautiful throw pillow we're gonna first take the lining out of our coat because we're going to be using that as the back to our pillow and I like working with the wool coats or fur coats. The best and you're just gonna cut right around the edge when you're, selecting which coats you want to turn into pillows. You also might want to keep an eye on some of the decorative details that are on the coat because you can incorporate those into your pillows. Some of them have some real, pretty decorative linings, and one winter coat will set you up with quite a bit of material now, once the linings removed I'm gonna set that aside for now, you want to decide which part of the coat you want to turn Into the front of your pillow and I'm thinking this back portion, has these nice buttons up the back, split or knees that some of your coats may have some interesting pockets that you want to incorporate into your pillow. You may want to make a collection, so you really want to get as much use out of the material that you're working with as possible and we're going to create an 18 by 18 size pillow.
So what I do is take my pillow form out of the package, we're just using a standard pillow form you can find it any fabric store and the package that it comes in. I always use, as my template makes a nice pattern and saves from any measuring and I just pin it into place and cut around it. I'm working on one of the smaller size pillows here, but I do recommend going large and doing maybe one of the 24 by 24 size pillows. They look great in this wool coat material. I'm just gonna cut this out here we go. I'm gonna. Take that same pattern and cut out a piece of the lining you could cut them out together. I just the lining sometimes shifts around, so I usually do them separately. I'm gonna have a nice pattern. Tells me right where the middle is all right, we'll just cut this out and then we're ready to sew our pieces together. If you don't want to go out and get a pillow form, I like to sometimes just cover up pillows that I already have bed pillows work great there. We go ahead and get this out of the way. Now we're gonna go ahead and pin our lining to our wool portion.
We're gonna pin right sides together now we're just gonna do a straight stitch. All the way around about half of an inch in you want to be sure to leave a nice opening in one of your corners. It's about five to six inches long, remove our pins turn it right-side out and insert our pillow from there we go, and hopefully I've left enough of an opening to squeeze my pillow form through in there make sure we fill out all the corners perfect fit for a pillow - and all you have left to do is turn this in and to make it easy to sew. I pin it and then that's gonna make that very easy for you to just hand stitch that shut you've just turned outerwear into a beautiful, throw pillow, and if you get a large enough coat, you can score yourself many many pillows. I think that pillow turned out so cute and it utilizes one of my favorite craft tricks, which is to buy a large size clothing from the craft store so that you get a ton of material for really cheap. However, if you think that cutting up a winter coat is wasteful, you can of course just make this out of fabric from the fabric store, or you could cut up clothing, which is damaged in one part so that you wouldn't be able to donate it anyway.