While learning to sew and stitch, your creative side might be letting loose the better you get at sewing.
Depending on how well you know how to sow using a sewing machine,
New ideas may start circulating through your mind, making you wonder whether or not you can bring your ideas to life.
Have you ever gazed at a pillow or cushion and thought, ‘this is not soft enough’?
Well, you’re right; some pillows lack the proper comfort.
A bad pillow can lead to back and neck problems and make your bones bow if you sleep on a dysfunctional pillow.
Well, if you have a sewing machine, we know a very easy method you can use to create the perfect pillow; make your own!
That’s right; if you have some skill with the art of sewing and can get your hands on the right materials, you can make your pillow.
Step-by-Step Guide: Using a Sewing Machine to Close a Pillow
Your comfort should be your top priority because your time for sleeping is the most sacred for your health.
The fabric of the pillow you use might irritate your skin, or it may provide insufficient support to your head.
That’s no good, right? You can try as many pillows as you want, but you know yourself best, and you can trust yourself to make the best pillow possible.
Let us guide you through the process of creating and closing your pillow.
Materials you’ll need
You will need a few things to get you started aside from your skill and sewing machine.
After all, you can’t work without anything to work with, right? Here’s what you need:
- Your choice of fabric, which must be the most comfortable fabric for your skin and must be measured to the size you want.
- A nifty pair of sharp scissors.
- Enough cotton or pillow fillings for your pillow size.
- Matching colored threads.
Once you’ve gathered all the right materials you can find on the market for next to nothing, you’re ready to roll.
Creating a pillow
Of all the possible sewing endeavors you can choose from, from sewing clothes to creating bedsheets, making a pillow might be the easier thing you can do.
It is a simple start that doesn’t require much skill as it’s the same as sowing two pieces of fabric adjacent to each other.
Here are the steps to get started on creating a pillow:
Dividing your fabric
Hopefully, you’ve bought enough fabric to divide into two because you’ll need to separate the fabric and overlap them.
Using your sharp pair of scissors and a measuring tape, divide your fabric into two halves the pillow size you want.
These two fabrics will mark the boundary line of your pillow, and your pillow stuffing will sit between them.
Stitching the ends of the fabric
As you would sew a rip in your clothes, place the two fabrics on top of each other and make sure they are completely even so that their edges overlap and lie directly above each other.
Pin the fabrics in place evenly sew them with the machine until three of the four sides are closed and cannot be undone.
Secure the ends in place by overlapping the stitches so they can’t run free.
Stuffing your pillow
If your pillow stuffing is cotton or feathers, you can stitch the fourth side of the pillow halfway and use the remaining opening to put the cotton in.
However, if you’re using larger stuffing material, it’d be best to leave one side open for easy stuffing.
This avoids creating rips in the threadwork of your pillow and secures enough room in the pillow to add stuffing.
Closing the last patch
Now that your pillow is stuffed to the brim and looks comfortable to sleep on.
As you’ve probably noticed, if you’re following along to our step-by-step process, you can’t stuff a chunky pillow under the foot of your sewing machine, right?
No worries, a hand stitching machine can work wonders to stitch the last side of your pillow, or if you have the skills, you can hand sew the last area with a needle and a thread, don’t forget to overlap the end threads.
Lastly, there’s only one thing left to do, throw that pillow under your head and have a good, long nap to make your hard work worthwhile.
The best thing about sewing is that anyone can do it if they have enough time for safety and skill-building.
From men to women to children and everyone in between, sewing is a useful skill as clothes are incorporated into our daily lives.
Hand sewing is also very useful when necessary, like above, and the skill is very fun to master in general as you reap the outcome for your hard work in the end, like sleeping on your handmade pillow.
We hope the article was useful and taught you much.