Pillow forms can be downright pricey, but you can still make your own throw pillow without one. I came up with this simple technique many, many years ago. Someone else may do it this way too, so I won't claim to be the one and only. But I find it works really, really well.
After completing the pillow front I cut the back to match as well as two pieces of quilt batting the same size.
With right sides together stitch around the edges and leave an opening at the bottom of the pillow about 4 to 6 inches wide. After stitching around the edges I trim the seam, primarily the batting to remove the bulk. Trim the corner too and turn right side out. I re-use the batting I trimmed away and add it to the Poly-fil stuffing. No waste.
I stuff the pillows with lots of stuffing. This is not the time to be skimpy. The layer of batting lining the pillows combined with plenty of stuffing keeps the pillows from being lumpy. Once the pillows are adequately stuffed, whipstitch the opening closed and fluff them.
|I made these as a Christmas gift for some very close friends of ours.|