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Make a quick bed pillow from an old pillowcase and more

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Making a quick bed or throw pillow is easy as pie. You can also make a quick pillowcase to replace one that's worn out. To make a quick bed pillow all that's needed is an old pillowcase (or a yard of fabric), thread to match, 2 bags of fiberfill stuffing and a sewing machine. For a quick pillowcase, you need everything listed, minus the stuffing.

Quick bed pillow from old pillow case

Fill the old pillowcase with the fiberfill stuffing. Depending on the hardness of bed pillow preferred, you may decrease or increase the amount of stuffing in the bed pillow. Fold down the top edges of the pillowcase toward the inside. Make sure the fiberfill extends to the end of the bed pillow. Do this by getting the folded edges as close as possible to the fiberfill. Sew the edges of the pillowcase shut. The quick bed pillow is done. Told you it was quick!

Quick bed pillow from a yard of fabric

Turn the fabric inside out by folding in half lengthwise. Sew the bottom and side of the fabric shut. Turn the fabric right side out. Stuff the pillow with fiberfill stuffing. Use more or less stuffing to obtain the preferred hardness. Fold the top edges of the pillowcase down toward the inside as tightly close to the stuffing as possible. Sew the top of the pillow shut. The quick bed pillow from a yard of fabric is done.

Quick bed pillowcase from 1 yard of fabric

Turn the yard of fabric inside out by folding in half lengthwise. Sew the bottom and side of the fabric shut. Turn the fabric right side out. Fold down the edge of the quick bed pillowcase opening an inch and then fold it down an inch again, rolling it toward the inside of the quick bed pillowcase. This will be the hem. Stitch the hem all the way around. The quick bed pillowcase is done.

Quick throw pillow

Decide what shape and size pillow is preferred and cut two pieces of fabric (of equal size). The fabric will need to be about two inches bigger around than the completed quick pillow. Face the right sides of the fabric together. Stitch around the quick pillow fabric leaving a 4- 5 inch gap for turning the fabric right side out. Turn the pillow fabric right side out. Stuff it with fiberfill or a quick pillow form. Now sew the small gap together. Finished quick pillow may be trimmed with lace to hide the gap stitching.

Portions of this article were previously published by this author on a now closed Yahoo property.

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