For this Rectangle Pillow you can include a button for decoration
for added practice in hand sewing.
You will need the following to learn how to sew a pillow:
2-17 x 13 inch rectangles of fabric
Decorative button Batting
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Sewing a Pillow
Cut 17x13 rectangles out of the fabric you are using. If you cut
your material on a folded edge you will only be sewing 2 sides. If
you'd like to add a button for decoration sew a button in the
middle of one rectangle on the right side. Place right sides
Example of right side on bottom
and wrong sides of material on top.
Start in one corner and stitch to the end. Don't forget to do your
backward stitch after the first few stitches and at the end. Take
off machine and cut the threads. Sew the next side and stitch to the
end. Do three sides leaving a short end open. Turn pillow right side
out. Stuff with batting or stuffing.
Stitch the end closed by hand stitching. (we will learn how to do
corners in the next level.)
Teddy Bear Sleeping Bag and Pillow
by Kayleigh Capps (Mt. Juliet, TN, USA)
To make a sleeping bag for your Teddy Bear, take a piece of
fabric 1-2 inches longer and wider than your bear. Round the
corners on one end. Take another sheet of fabric 1-2 inches
shorter than the bear and the same width as the other sheet. Hand
To make a pillow, take 2 sheets of fabric bigger than your bear's
head. Hand sew together and stuff with left over fabric.
Now you have a pillow and a sleeping bag for sleepovers with