How to Sew a Zipper into a Pillow, the Easiest Way Ever!

Yes, there are many tutorials online that teach how to put a zipper in a pillow. But this method is Different. Easier.  As I stitched up some pillows recently, I wondered if there was already a post out there with these instructions. To my amazement, there weren’t any. So I thought I’d share that with you…

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How To Make Pillows Fast!

Because we have a wedding in 2 months, because my outdoor pillows and cushions are completely sunfaded, and because I had about twenty minutes on my hands, I decided it was time to recover them. Heads up: There won’t be any zippers, velcro, snaps, buttons, or anything! Are you game? (If you’d like a pillow…

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Spaghetti Straps…Let’s make some!

Alot of what we do as seamstresses, is construct items that enhance a garment or upholstery project. Making spaghetti straps (or straps of any width) or fabric covered tubes falls into that category. I borrowed this great tool from a friend of mine years ago. It’s called a Fast Turn. It has that name because it helps you turn these…

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How To Make Piping!

Let’s make some piping today! If you’re not familiar, piping is the edging on pillows, cushions and all sorts of home decor items. Sometimes, you’ll find it on backpacks and clothing as well. Here are some photos of piping. This pillow has thick piping around the edge. This piping is used as decorative trim on…

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