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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!

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