OK, moving on, I hate having to pay 10-20 bucks for a pillow form that I then have to create a cover for, thats just rediculous to me, especially since when I'm making pillows for friends/clients, I try to keep the costs as low as possible. So instead of 10-20 bucks a pop, how about 4 for $9... Now we're talking! I go to Big Lots and get 3 of the pillows shown below, but you can check around at walmart or any other big box retailer near you. The Big Lots near me had the best price for pilows. Don't spend a fortune... You're going to cut it up.
|I usually buy these about 9 at a time, but then it gets a little hard to move in my sewing room :-)|
This pattern makes about an 18x18 pillow, (well actually i think most of these wound up at 17x18, so if you're looking for a perfect square add an inch to my dimensions below)
I measures and cut across the fabric on one side of the pillow 18 inches from one of the short sides
|just the fabric|
|take your time and make many passes, its easier than trying to muscle through it in one blow|
|Push the fluff-lets apart|
|And cut your fabric|
Smush the fluff down, you're looking to get as much slack in the fabric to be able to stitch it shut, so really smush it down. I know it bounces back, its fluff and all, but squish it as much as possible
Pinch your fabric closed to make sure its got enough room to run through your sewing machine.
|Whoops, lets fix that gap|
Tada! Pillow form for $3 and about 15 minutes once you get used to doing them. Way cheaper than the $10-20 that Joanns wants to charge you!
Isn't that Sew Cool!