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Free Directions to Sew a Pillow With Piping Edges

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Gather Your Materials
A finished pillow with piping.

A finished pillow with piping.

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Gather all your materials to have them ready to start sewing.
  • One Package of pre-made piping. Wrights® Maxi Piping is available at most fabric or craft stores. You may want to make your own piping.
  • Thread to match your fabric
  • A sewing machine - With a new needle (80/11)
  • Scissors - sharp for fabric.
  • Marking chalk or pencil
  • Straight pins - Pins with plastic heads are easier to find when they land on the floor. Quilting pins are larger and easier to work with for a novice.
  • Rotary Cutting Tools (or a ruler or yard stick]
  • Fabric
    • 10" Pillow
      • 10" Pillow form
      • 1/3 yard of 45" wide fabric
        • Cut one 11" by 11" square
        • Cut two 11" by 8" rectangles
    • 12" Pillow
      • 12" Pillow form
      • 1/2 yard of 45" wide fabric
        • Cut one 13" by 13" square
        • Cut two 13" by 10" rectangles
    • 14" Pillow
      • 14" Pillow form
      • 1/2 yard of 45" wide fabric
        • Cut one 15" by 15" square
        • Cut two 15" by 12" rectangles
    • 16" Pillow
      • 16" Pillow form
      • 1/2 yard of 45" wide fabric
        • Cut one 17" by 17" square
        • Cut two 17" by 13" rectangles
    • 18" Pillow
      • 18" Pillow form
      • 1 yard of 45" wide fabric
        • Cut one 19" by 19" square
        • Cut two 19" by 14" rectangles
    • 20" Pillow
      • 20" Pillow form
      • 1 1/3 yard of 45" wide fabric
        • Cut one 21" by 21" square
        • Cut two 21" by 15" rectangles

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