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How do you make a sofa pillow?

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May 07, 2009 11:44PM

Sofa pillows can add some spice and style to your living room. While you try to buy them at department stores, it is usually hard to find exactly what you're looking for. Most of the pillows that are sold in these stores are fairly generic and very pricey. If you're not satisfied with the sofa pillows you find out in the marketplace, you can make your own sofa pillows at home. Not only will you have a one-of-a-kind pillow but you'll also save a little bit of money. # == # Step 1 Choose your fabric. Before you start to make your pillow, it's important to decide on what kind of fabric you would like to use. Head to your local fabric store and purchase the fabric that suits you. Keep in mind that the fabric needs to be relatively thick. # Step 2 Gather all the materials you need. Make sure you have everything you need before you get started. Choose thread that matches the fabric and have a sewing machine available. Gather the fabric, fabric liner, scissors and a sewing needle. If you want to add extra décor to your pillow, make sure you have a significant amount of that readily available. # Step 3 Sew the frame of the pillow. Decide on how big you want the fabric to be and cut the fabric. Double up the fabric. For example if you want a square pillow, decide how big the pillow will be. Double up on that amount of fabric leaving a little bit extra for shaping your pillow. # Step 4 Sew the pillow liner in. Once you have your fabric ready, sew the pillow liner to the side of your fabric that won't be showing. # Step 5 Sew your pillow together. Once the pillow liner is ready, it's time to sew the three corners of your pillow together. You want to leave one corner open so that you can stuff the pillow. # Step 6 Stuff your pillow. Once your pillow is three quarters of the way done, it's time to stuff it. Use your favorite pillow foam or pillow stuffing and fill the pillow up. Try to get as much stuffing in there as possible because over time sofa pillows tend to lose their form. # Step 7 Sew up the final corner. Once your pillow is successfully stuffed, it's time to sew up the final corner. Once it is sewed up, cut away any excess fabric. # Step 8 Add any extra decorations. Now it's time to get creative. Add your favorite décor to your pillow. This can be beads or tassels. Once you are finished adding the décor, your pillow is complete. Congratulations and enjoy that one-of-a-kind pillow! # == #* -fabric #* -sewing machine #* -thread #* -needle #* -décor of your choice #* -pillow stuffing #* -scissors #* -fabric liner