Stephanie Buckner Pillow November 21st, 2018 - 07:21:36
Make a rectangular pillow. Grab your supplies and, let's go. So for this pattern, I'm going to take my seam gauge and because it does measure as 5/8ths, I'm just going to do a dashed line. All the way down this side. And then you're going to do the dashed line across this side as well. Then after you've done your dashed line, you're going to measure 10 inches on one side from this seam over here and then 16 inches. On the other side. When you're done, it should look like this with 10 inches on the shorter side and then 16 inches on the other side. Once you're done with that, then you can add 5/8ths to the two sides that don't have it yet. When you're done it should look like this. And then you can cut off the excess paper. So similar to last time. I'm going to put the name on there, I'm just going to call it â€œPillow 2â€. And as a pillow has two sides. I will once again write â€œCut 2â€. And just like last time, I added the grain line. And when you're done, your pattern should look like this. Be sure to wash and iron your fabric before putting it on a surface so that it can be cut. Remember to cut at about 1 inch in and then tear. And then cut and tear down this side as well. After you've torn it. It should look like this on both sides.
After you've ironed. It lay the right-side facing up. And just like last time, pull the fabric over so that it can fit your pattern. Once you've placed your pattern, start pinning the grain line and then all the way around the seams. If you're done pinning the grain line, seam start and finish of the pattern you can move on to tracing. And just as a reminder before you trace, have it between the fabric and the pattern and have the color side facing down. Go ahead and cut out the pattern but remember that this is where the seam is, and then this is where you want it cut outâ€” you, don't want to cut it out on the seam. Once you're done, pinning your fabric all the way around then you're ready to start stitching. If you haven't done it yet wind up your bobbin and thread up your machine. Just like last time, I'm going to keep my stitch as a straight stitch and I'm going to keep the length at 2 Â½. Because I really liked that last time. And I am going to be keeping the stitch width at 3. Just like last time, I'm going to test the stitch out before I start working on my project. I'm looking at my stitches and I like them because they're not too long, where stuffing could escape from the pillow. And there, not too short to where it will take me forever to finish stitching. So, if you're ready to start stitching line up your fabric, put your needle down take out your pins, put down your presser foot. Remember to just go three, forward., 1, ..., 2 ... 3. And then three, back., 1, ..., 2, ... 3. And then start stitching. When you reach a corner, remember to pivot. And always remember, to have your needle down. Then go back! [ to stitching ] And when you reach the end, remember to go backward. And then forwards.
Then lift up your presser foot. Always make sure your needle is up. And cut your threads. And just like last time, I'm going to line up my seam gauge against, where The two seams meet. I'm going to put the circle right where they are. Then at the 4th mark, I'm going to draw a line so that I know that's where I'm going to cut me. When you're done with your corners, then you can turn to the sides, and at the 2 marks, you can make a line. When you have it clearly marked you can cut it out., Once you're done with cutting your excess fabric, you can turn it right-side, out. And just like last time, be sure to pay attention to Where your seams are and corners are, so you can make sure you're pulling them outright. After you've turned your pillow right-side out, go ahead and iron it. After you've ironed. Your pillow just like last time, grab about a handful of Fiber Fill and pull off a small piece. Then put it in the pillow. Put it in a corner that is farthest away from where the opening is so that you can work up to it. Make sure You've got the corner, out. And then just start filling from there. Just like last time. I wanted to stuff this pillow with as much Fiber Fill as possible. And, as you can tell this, one is very full of Fiber Fill. And compared to that small pillow that took about 3 Â½ hours. This one took about 17 Â½ hours. Which one again you do not have to stuff it to maximum capacity. I just wanted to do it just so that I could show you guys how much of the Fiber Fill I used. And compared to the little corner.
I took out last time for this project it took about over a 1/4th of the bag. So unless you're trying to stuff your pillow as much as I was you're, probably not going to use as much. And just like last time when you close your pillow you're, Going to need thread your seam gauge, your needle and then shears. Take your thread and measure out 18 inches. And then cut out your thread. And then thread your needle. And then knot your thread. Then maybe even double-knot it. So, just like last time when we were closing the pillow we're going to pay attention to where the lines where we ironed are. And we're going to put our needle underneath one side. And then on the other side, where the ironing is, we are going to put Our needle through and then we're going to once again have it, come up horizontally across the line that was ironed. And then we're going to pull it closed. If you wanted to pin your pillow closed, so you can make sure all your seams line up. That's totally fine. And then just do this all the way down until you're done. And then when you're finished knot it and then cut the stray threads. And now you have your own rectangular pillow.