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Pillow Insert

Learn how to create your own pillow insert, or sometimes referred to as pillow form. If you’ve created your own unique pillow/cushion covers or have purchased some which don’t include the insert, follow this tutorial and easily make your own!

This project is simple, easy and great for any level of sewing enthusiast, from beginner to advanced.

Machines Used

  • Brother NV50S Sewing Machine

What you'll need:

  • Sewing machine
  • ¼” foot
  • 80/12 Universal needles
  • Applique scissors
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Purple thang
  • Rasant thread to match your fabric
  • Hand stitching needle
  • Small clips
Pillow Insert

Fabric: You will need enough fabric for an inner for the size of your cushion cover. Example: If you have a 10 ½” x 6 ¾” cushion cover, you should need roughly 9 ½” x 5 ¾” of fabric for your inner cushion. Don't forget, to create a more plump cushion you will need to add 1-2" of extra fabric onto the cut size.

Step Overview

The steps below are just an overview of the project instructions and must be used in conjunction with the tutorial video. Print these steps out to have beside you when watching the video as a reminder.

  1. Measure the cushion. Add 1” to 2” to the cushion measurement to create a plump insert.
  2. Cut two pieces of fabric to this size.
  3. Stitch around the cushion fabric leaving a 3” gap for stuffing.
  4. Trim the corners on the diagonal.
  5. Flip the cushion to the right side out and poke the corners out with the Purple Thang.
  6. Stuff the cushion until plump.
  7. Slip stitch or machine stitch the stuffing gap closed.
  8. Push the inner into the cushion cover.
  9. Done!

Popular Insert Sizes

Fabric Needed
Fabric Needed
20cm x 20cm 25cm x 25cm 8" x 8" 10" x 10"
40cm x 40cm 45cm x 45cm 16" x 16" 18" x 18"
45cm x 45cm 50cm x 50cm 18" x 18" 20" x 20"
50cm x 50cm 55cm x 55cm 20" x 20" 22" x 22"
55cm x 55cm 60cm x 60cm 22" x 22" 24" x 24"
60cm x 60cm 65cm x 65cm 24" x 24" 26" x 26"
66cm x 66cm 70cm x 70cm 26" x 26" 28" x 28"
70cm x 70xm 75cm x 75cm 28" x 28" 30" x 30"
25cm x 50xm 30cm x 55cm 10" x 20" 12" x 22"
30cm x 50cm 35cm x 55cm 12" x 20" 14" x 22"
35cm x 50cm 40cm x 55cm 14” x 20” 16” x 22”
35cm x 60cm 40cm x 65cm 14” x 24” 16” x 26”
51cm x 66cm 55cm x 71cm 20” x 26” 22” x 28”
51cm x 76cm 55cm x 81cm 20” x 30” 22” x 32”
51cm x 92cm 55cm x 97cm 20” x 36” 22” x 38”
51cm x 137cm 55cm x 142cm 20” x 54” 22” x 56”
Fabric Needed
Fabric Needed
14cm x 24cm 19cm x 29cm 5.5” x 9.5” 7.5” x 11.5”
20cm x 20cm 25cm x 25cm 8” x 8” 10” x 10”
30.5cm x 45cm 35.5cm x 50cm 14” x 18” 16” x 20”
40cm x 96.5 45cm x 101.5cm 16” x 38” 18” x 40”
45cm x 45cm 50cm x 50cm 18” x 18” 20” x 20”
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