Pillow Form Insert: Printable Size Chart

Do you use pillow form inserts? They are a great way to make decorative pillows.

Decorative Pillows are a very easy way to jazz up your space. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and price points.  But don’t let the price tags scare you off.  With a few simple stitches you can create your own decorative pillows that will have your space up to date with all the latest trends.

One of the things I like to do is create simple pillow forms.  With a quick slip cover, these pillow forms can be changed out over and over again with the latest and greatest fabric trends.  I  know that by having the form in hand, a new pillow is just minutes away.

Easy Pillow Form Inserts

 

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This project is for all levels.

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Materials:

You will need the following materials to create your pillow forms:

  • Polyfill
  • light-colored fabric (I suggest cotton)

Basic Instructions:

  1. Determine the size of your form.  Below you will find a quick cheat sheet of standard pillow sizes. 
  2. Measure and cut your fabric to size adding seam allowance.
  3. Pin fabric wrong sides together and stitch 3 sides together. *Note that I am using a serger.
  4. Fill pillow insert with stuffing and stitch the last side closed.

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How simple was that???  I have pillow forms in several different sizes and shapes.  This way, when a decorating need arises, I can just pull one out and create a quick pillow cover.  This has come in handy when making over the girls room and always the day before a party.  I have been known to whip up new things the day of an event and I always love the buzz it creates when guests walk in.

Pillow Form Standard Sizes Printable Sheet | The Sewing Loft

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Printable Pillow Form Sheet

 

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ps- Here is a sneak peek of a new cover I am making for my pillow inserts.  You will find the full tutorial on The Shabby Creek Cottage next week.

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Comments

  1. Very Cool! It might sound silly, but I’ve got favorite dish towels that have lovely coffee cups on them and I can’t give them up, even though they’ve got holes. I’ve been thinking I’d love to make pillows with the good parts. I have t-shirts that I’d love to make pillows from as well…also with coffee cups on them. Thanks!

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-diy-pillow-forms-in-just-4-steps/2013/06/22/

    –Anne

  3. This is a great post! You have made it all very easy and clear for us all. Thank you! (found you via Craft Gossip by the way)

  4. What a handy guide to have around for a quick change to décor. Thanks for sharing this valuable tool. Pinned.

  5. OMGosh! I was just making some pillow forms this week and told myself I really need a chart for all the different size pillows! Thanks for posting this and it is getting printed and placed on my wall! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ps new bloglovin follower now!

  6. Thank you so much for this! I have about a dozen pillows I’d like to make and wasn’t sure what I was going to do about forms, now I know! :)

  7. One question from a beginner, at what point do you turn the cushion with the right sides out if you sew all four sides?

    • You will need to leave a turning space open if you want to turn them right sides out. The instructions are for leaving the seam allowance exposed.

  8. I’m new to sewing. I follow you on Facebook and definitely want to try these pillows. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  9. Hi everyon :) i pinned this few months ago and as soon as I had my Sewing machine, this is the first project that I made.
    Thank you heather for making this easy for beginners like me. I just started my blog last month kissesfromhome.com, and if I may… I will post my project there as inspired by SewingLoft.

  10. Oohh so thank you! It wiould be awesome to join you girls, sounds fun in your group :) I’ll be posting it soon.
    p.s. I’m feasting over your crafts..soo many inspirations here.
    kisses…

  11. Lovely site. I’ve been enjoying looking at everything. Mary Jo

  12. I am finding this super handy but about those ‘lumber’ pillow’s. . .

  13. I think that you meant lumbar instead of lumber pillows. But I find the way that you have illustrated this to be so easy to use at a quick glance. Thanks!

  14. Elizabeth Vaden says:

    I teach 4-H kids to sew and finding easy projects online is a real help. This way they can get on their computer for a good lesson at home and practice. This is great. I am giving them all your sight.
    Liz

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