Do you want to know how to close a pillow with a sewing machine? Yes, it may look simple to execute, but it’s not easy as you think if you don’t know how to make it right.
That being said, you have to know the right way to do so.
You should understand the correct way of cutting, measuring, and, most importantly, operating the sewing machine.
Without further ado, let’s understand the specific steps so you can start closing your pillow.
Steps In Closing A Pillow Using A Sewing Machine
In order to make things easier for you, we have divided the steps into 9.
Now, let’s start! Here are the steps on how to close a pillow with a sewing machine:
Step #1. Choosing the fabric to use
Of course, the first thing you should bear in mind is the kind of fabric to use in your pillow. There are many choices that you can opt for.
For one thing, you can opt for one that is silky; it’s ideal for your skin’s face as it will less likely cause any irritation.
Anyway, you can opt for cotton fabric. But if you want optimum comfort, go for a silky cloth. Then again, your personal preference is an utmost consideration.
Step #2. Cutting the fabric
If you already have fabric, get sharp scissors. It’s time for you to cut it either in square or rectangle. Anyway, you can opt for other shapes, depending on your interest.
After which, cut two more shapes similar to the first cut. In doing this step, take note of this:
Don’t use blunt scissors. Doing so can affect the quality of the fabric. From the start, I already emphasized that you would need a sharp one.
Step #3. Placing one fabric upon another
Now that your cutouts are ready, it’s time to place one upon the other.
Make sure that the external part of the sides is facing each other. Then, see to it that the edges are matched up properly. Put the end of the seam between sewing foot and feed dogs.
The stitching that you will use depends on your preference. Now, you can drop the foot and start operating the machine. Now, finish the seam by sewing that side.
Step #4. Repeating the process
The process is just the same for the three sides of the pillow. See to it that you tightly closed the seams; you can do so using a dense stitch.
Why do you need a dense one?
It’s because a light stitch will just loosen the seam. If this happens, then the internal material of your pillow will gradually come out.
In order to be safe, make sure that you securely stitched the seams in all edges, from start to end. This process is done by making double or even triple stitching.
Don’t forget this, though: Leave a little portion of any seam unstitched.
This small hole is where you can insert the pillow material within.
Step #5. Bringing the outface
If you’ve remembered in step 3, the outside is kept inside while you’re sewing the pillow. Now, you already have one open seam and three closed seams.
It’s time for you to bring the outface of the pillow.
Step #6. Put your design
Now, it’s time for you to place your desired design on your pillow cover. This step is based on your preference.
You can get a design template from many sources, such as the internet.
Step #7. Iron the cover
For the first and last time, get a hot iron and press the cover. Remember, you no longer have a chance to do this process unless you’ll take out all the materials inside the pillow cover.
Step #8. Inserting the pillow material
You can’t use a case and call it a pillow without materials inside. Anyway, you can use different materials such as soft cotton, feathers, and others you wish.
If you want to have optimal comfort, then cotton and feathers are the ideal materials.
If you are suffering from waist pain or some other diseases, you need to seek help from a doctor about the appropriate material to use.
Step #9. Closing the little holes
The last step after you’ve inserted all the pillow materials is to close the little holes. Stitch them securely.
This process doesn’t require a sewing machine. You can use a hand needle. Why so? It’s because the pillow is already huge; it’s quite difficult to place the seam under the feed dog.
In using a hand needle, make sure that you make dense stitches. Also, double the stitches to ensure its durability. For sure, it will be secured just like the ones done in the machine.
Did you find the steps easy or complicated? The steps are lengthy and quite tricky, but they are straightforward.
Well, after you’ve finished all the steps, I believe you already have an excellent pillow.
It’s undoubtedly amazing to use something that you have worked hard for.
Hopefully, you already know how to close a pillow with a sewing machine. Happy sewing!