This article will tell you how to reupholster a pillow to upgrade your UK home’s look.
Using a new fabric and stuffing, you can create and produce a newly upholstered pillow by using the exact measurements of your old and dull pillows.
Are you thinking about stepping up the vibe of your whole UK house with a new theme of your couch pillows?
Reupholstering old pillows would be so simple that you could enjoy it while not spending too much money!
I’m sure you are curious by now. Without further ado, let’s get started!
10 Steps To Reupholster A Pillow
These are the easy steps on how to reupholster a pillow to upgrade your theme to a whole new level.
Step #1. Ready all your materials
You cannot do the upholstering without the materials, so here are the things you will need:
A pillow that you need to upholster, a new fabric that you desire to recover your pillow, scissors, paper and marker for drawing, sewing machine, and threads, measuring tape, and some sewing pins.
Step #2. Trace the pillow
Get the paper and marker and trace the size and shape of that old pillow.
Add an extra half of an inch in the entire perimeter for seam allowance.
Seam allowance is critical, for here, you will sew your reupholstering pillow.
Step #3. Cut the pattern
Once you done tracing the pillow, cut the shape out.
Step #4. Open the old pillow
You can use a seam ripper or a scissor to cut through the threads on one side of the old pillow to open it.
With the opening, remove the stuffing from the pillow’s inside; you can use the old fabric of the pillow for your next project.
Step #5. Cut the new fabric
Get the new fabric that you will cover and attach the cut-out paper pattern using sewing pins.
Cut the fabric around the paper pattern. For much faster work, place two pieces of material on top of each other.
Step #6. Sew the sides
With the right sides facing together, sew only the three sides of the pillow in the ½ inch seam allowance using a sewing machine or a thread and needle.
For better colour and texture, match the colour of the fabric to the thread of your pillow.
Step #7. Sew the remaining side
Sew the remaining open side of the pillow in the half of an inch seam allowance, but you do not have to close it yet fully.
Just leave at least 4 inches open.
Step #8. Pull the right side out
Carefully pull the right side of the pillow out through the 4 inches unsewn hole.
Step #9. Stuffing
You will put the stuffing back from your old pillow to the newly upholstered pillow cover through the 4 inches hole.
You can also stuff the pillow with cotton or the synthetic stuffing or foam balls.
Find a tool to push all of the stuffing inside the pillow.
Make sure that you filled the corners with enough filling.
Step #10. Final binding
Sew the remaining open side of the pillow using thread and needle.
Knot the thread and cut all of the excesses.
3 Ways To Upholster A Pillow Cover
These are the ways on how to finish the style of your pillows.
The slip-stitched cover, enveloped-backed and zippered closure are all provided as the best options for any sewn pillow project.
#1. Slip-stitched pillow cover
The slip-stitched pillow cover is a streamlined style, which is the cover is closed with an invisible seam due to its permanent closure.
This cover is one of the most appropriate pillow forms that won’t allow washed.
Usually, a slip-stitched pillow cover made out of a very delicate fabric of silk.
#2. Envelope-backed pillow cover
Creating an enveloped-backed pillow cover is just like making a standard envelope.
This process is just simple; a long rectangular pillow fabric overlapped in the back creates a close.
#3. Zippered pillow cover
It is very versatile for a pillow cover to have a zipper because you can easily remove the inside stuff, wash the outside or even replace a new cover.
If you find it a brilliant idea to put a zipper on your pillows, you can make it by just using a zipper with the exact or longer length as your pillow opening.
There you have it, dear readers!
Organising and designing your own UK home with pillows is a great way to give it a more pop-out colour and pattern.
Pillows act as a gem of a room because it serves as the jewellery of it. The colours that they express are those of your personality and your style.
You are giving a more inviting and comfortable vibe for every guest.
So, learning how to reupholster a pillow from old to new real quick for you to change and fully customise your home in the UK on your own.
Do this without spending a lot of time and money. And you can choose and make your pattern design that could complement the whole aesthetic of your house in the UK.