I actually made this pillow in nine minutes—and, I was taking photos along the way!
It only required sewing two seams–TWO SEAMS! This is for an 18″ pillow form.
First, cut a half yard piece of your chosen fabric, 18″. I got to thinking if you bought a half yard of fabric, you could skip this step! And, no, I didn’t add anything for seam allowances, because I like my pillow to fit snugly.
Take it to the ironing board and press it, getting rid of that fold mark in the middle.
Now, back to the cutting board. Lay the fabric facedown, lengthwise, with about 11″ hanging off to the left of your first mark. Fold that hanging down part over so that the fold is along the first mark on your cutting board. We’re taking advantage of the selvedges here, so this should be the selvedge without the printing on it.
Now fold the other half over, making that fold along the 18″ mark.
Stick some pins in along the top and bottom edges.
Take it to your machine and sew the two seams! I went back and forth where the fabrics overlapped.
Reach in and turn it right side out!
I use this little wooden gizmo to poke out the corners.
Stuff in your pillow form and, voila!
A quick pillow in just 10 minutes—or less! It even looks good on the back!