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Tailored Throw Pillows


Tailor your throw pillows to have neat right angles, perfect for window seats and benches. Remove a pillow from its case, and turn the case inside out. At 1 pillow corner, gather and flatten the fabric to create a triangular flap; pin in place, making sure the length of the triangle's base matches the desired depth of the finished pillow. Use a ruler and a disappearing-ink fabric marker to draw the baseline on the pillow (the line should be perpendicular to the existing seam). Repeat on the other 3 corners of the pillow, as well as on the 4 corners of the case. Using a sewing machine, stitch over the drawn lines (take care not to trap the zipper pull in the corner of the case). Turn the finished pillowcase right side out, and insert pillow.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2008

Reviews (2)

  • Kimberley 14 Nov, 2013

    Is it possible to enlarge the photo? I'm having trouble seeing it.

  • Lapensee 26 Jul, 2011

    I am making a few of these pillows for my brothers place, his living room is huge and he never has enough places to sit, may visitors will sit on the floor including me. so having them will make it more comfy and he already gave me the go ahead, they should stack well in his hall closet next to the living room to keep them out of the way when not in use. Thanks for posting this project I had a hard time finding a quick and easy way to make them.