How To Hump A Pillow? In 4 Easy Steps! Must Read!

Pillows come in various shapes, so if you want to level up your standard, plain-looking pillow, you’ve stumbled in the right article; how to hump a pillow?

Round pillows are perfect as decorations on your couches, armchairs, and chairs; they are unique and beautiful to look at in any part of your house.

Regardless, if you’re thinking about the next project, why not try to alter your old pillow to around one? Keep on reading to find out how!

 

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Steps To Hump A Pillow

Whether what size, the primary purpose of pillows is for comfort, and most people love round pillows because it gives them extra coziness while making your place look chic.

So, how to hump a pillow or make it round? You’d want to prepare the following materials beforehand:

  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Paper template
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Stuffing (polyester, memory foam, feather, or buckwheat hulls)

 

Step #1. Create a template

Using a piece of paper, you want to create a round template by folding the paper in half and cut it in half circle (23cm in diameter), leaving a 1cm seam allowance.

 

Step #2. Follow the template and cut

Now, unfold the template, and you should have a round piece of paper.

Pin your template on the fabric and cut. Unpin the template from the material and place it on the other fabric.

Cut the fabric, and now you have to circles.

 

Step #3. Sew the fabric together

Place the two fabrics on top of each other and pin them.

Now, sew the edges with a seam allowance of 1 cm, and leave at least 3-5 cm as the opening.

 

Step #4. Stuff it up

Next, you want to clip the seam allowance but don’t cut it entirely. After that, turn your pillow right side out and fill it with the stuffing of your choice till it reaches your desired fullness.

The last and final step would be sewing the opening, and that’s it!

Nevertheless, have you ever wondered why we use pillows in the first place? Well, I did, and I researched it, and here’s what I found out.

 

Why People Use Pillow

When you think about it, our head, neck, and spines are always upright in a vertical alignment, supported by muscles and tendons.

That might be the reason why we get neck pains quickly, and once we lay down, it’s as if all the pain and burdens of the day fades away.

Sleeping helps to relax our muscles, making our head fall backward or forwards.

The position stresses our spine and neck muscles; you will wake up with a terrible stiff neck and back pains for sure.

But, how can a pillow help us avoid this?

 

Pillows serve as support

Using a pillow will help us achieve a good night’s sleep by elevating our head and neck until it aligns with our spine, relaxing our muscles despite what sleeping position.

The said position will help you breathe easier and promotes better circulation of the blood.

 

Different pillows for your needs

As I have said earlier, pillows come in different shapes and sizes, and most manufacturers are trying to change the game by creating a pillow for individual sleepers.

Now, you can choose from various supportive pillows for your alignment issues.

There is an orthopedic pillow for sleepers to keep their head, spine, and knees supported as they sleep all night.

I would use pillows to support my back, or I would place them between my thighs because my hip would hurt if I sleep on my side without any support.

And there is a lumbar pillow if you want to have something between your lower back and mattress or maybe a chair while you work.

If you prefer to sleep in a vertical position, a neck or cervical pillow would be best for you as it provides support for this kind of sleeping position.

Since the cervical pillow works by placing it around your neck, the pillow will push your head a bit forward to align your neck and spine.

Some sleepers don’t use such a pillow as it limits their breathing and strains their neck and back.

 

Pillows Before

Before, owning a cloth pillow is like owning an iPhone or maybe a sports car as it is only exclusive for wealthy families, including the royalty.

And for lower-class and peasants, they would sleep with pillows from a straw or just their arm to very uncomfortable sleep.

So, consider yourself lucky if you have a pillow to sleep at night; a royalty if it’s the old times!

As for ancient cultures, their pillows were not that soft, not even close as they would use blocks or stones or woods!

Thinking about it makes my head hurt. Thankfully, our pillows filled with feathers, buckwheat hulls, and my favorite memory foams exist for comfort.

 

Conclusion

How to hump a pillow is easy. You would only need your sewing kits, fabric, and stuffing, and you can surely do it on your own!

Round pillows are perfect for improving your interior and sleeping, of course!

Regardless, I hope you learned a lot from this article. Now, grab an old pillow and level it up using my tips!

how to make a pillow cover with piping

How To Make A Pillow Cover With Piping? 5 Easy Steps!

You might find yourself wondering how to make a pillow cover with piping?

Well, you’re in luck since all you have to do is sew together your edges and add a bit of precision and techniques to create an embellished look. It’s not hard at all!

Pillows are not just decorations. They serve a significant purpose in assuring that we have a good night’s rest and be energized enough to start a new day.

Not only that, these sleeping tools improve mental stability, neck and back problems, and overall, our physical health.

Some may face an issue of money.

Pillows are foam-filled objects designed for utmost convenience, and they certainly don’t come off cheap for the benefits they offer.

And some might be discouraged to shell out some coins to buy the product, thus giving up a cozy sleep.

Don’t worry. All is not lost! There is still an alternative to making your pillows. That way, you can save more money and focus more on personal touches.

Sewing pillows are relatively easy, but you might find a bit of difficulty in doing a trim to finish the look. Well, you have come to the right place.

 

What Is Piping?

If you haven’t heard of piping, it is a technique or a sewing strategy that involves folding the edges to assume the shape of a ‘pipe.’

Sew the edge to the fabric to make a distinct line that shows the outline of the material.

Piping is popular in the Roman Catholic Church. The priests and clergymen often use these in their cassocks.

Moreover, piping served as a system to indicate their rank through the use of different colors.

 

Steps To Make A Pillow Cover

Here are the steps on how to make a pillow cover with piping:

 

Step #1. Gather

In making this product, prepare your cloth (you can decide whatever works for you), piping (we will get into this later), pillow, Regular Machine Presser Foot, a ruler, scissors, and pins.

 

Step #2. Measure

Of course, an important step.

A pillow cover is created base on a pillow. It is essential to use your pillow size as a foundation to ensure a perfect fit.

Otherwise, a too large or too small cover might feel uncomfy.

 

Height

Take the dimensions of the front part’s height and give a 1-inch allowance, and for the measurements of the backside’s size, measure and provide an inch for allowance.

 

Width

Another 1-inch allowance plus its dimensions for the front width and the back width, divide in half.

Once you get the quotient, add another 5 inches to get the final size.

Step #3. Piping

 

Procedure #1. Pin the edges

Pin the edges of each side together. The result will look like corners that outline your cloth. Leave a small area ‘unpiped.’

 

Procedure #2. Sew the edge

Once pinned securely, sew the edge of your pipe into the cloth. Make sure your stitches as stable and firm.

You may use a machine in sewing for convenience and faster results. When you come into a corner, keep sewing and make sure the stitches follow the corner shape.

 

Procedure #3. Stich the pipe together

Take the small ‘unpiped area’ and stitch it on the first pipe, and overlap.

 

Procedure #4. Clean your work

Cut off any excess pipes, fabric, or threads.

Make sure to avoid cutting some of your finished product. It happens sometimes.

 

Procedure #5. Sewing

Place the second fabric over the piped one. Pin them together and secure them in place. Afterward, stitch them up together in the seam allowances.

Make sure your stitches are tight and stable. After you’ve finished, trim the corners together to produce a more embellished look.

Turn over your finished piece. Don’t forget to insert your cushion to complete the look.

After all, it won’t be a pillow cover without a pillow. You may or may not sew a zipper to secure the opening.

 

Why is piping recommended when sewing pillows?

 

A trendy look

This technique allows the user to experiment with the looks of the pillow cover.

Piping usually results in sophisticated, elegant designs that will make people rave about your pillows.

Doing this will give your ordinary covers a complete makeover.

 

Easy to do

Because of its gorgeous outcome, the piping may seem like it’s hard to accomplish. But, guess what? It’s not.

Piping is one of the easiest forms of embellishments. There you have it.

You cannot achieve a personal-made pillowcase, but it also won’t take up too much of your time and effort!

 

Durable

The double-stitched and folded edge piping helps your pillow and pillowcase feel more durable because the corners are secured in folded material.

Corners are often the most vulnerable areas and the easiest to rip because of their exposure.

However, with this piping technique, this problem should be gone with the wind.

 

Conclusion

How to make a pillow cover with piping?

Pillows are a definite necessity, and if you are having the problem of making pillow covers with piping, then I hope you learned a lot.

Piping may seem unnecessary, but it provides numerous benefits and may end up helping you more than you expect.

Thanks for reading this article, and we hope that you have found the answer to your question! Enjoy sewing and make this your new favorite hobby.

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