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Pillow Edging


Applying the same cord to two pillows turns them into a set.


  1. Step 1

    Cut 3/8-inch-thick cording 2 inches longer than the pillow's perimeter.

  2. Step 2

    Use a seam ripper to make a 3/4-inch opening in the pillow's seam.

  3. Step 3

    Tack both sides of the opening to prevent further ripping.

  4. Step 4

    Tuck 1 inch of the cording into the gap; sew it to the seam with a slip stitch (we used red thread for visibility, but you should choose a matching color).

  5. Step 5


    Sew around the pillow, then insert the cord end into the opening, and stitch closed.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2006