Friday, January 4, 2013

A Quick Sewing Project

  Here is a quick way to use fabric scraps.  I found the basic directions on a site called All Free Sewing.

 The pillow:

Cut a 9.5” by 6.25” rectangle. Fold it in half lengthwise. Stitch round the edge, leaving a one inch gap for turning. Trim and turn. Use a knitting needle or a pencil to poke out the corners.

Fill with dry rice. Tip: A funnel made from the cut off top of a plastic water bottle works well because the rice will flow more freely than through a typical kitchen funnel.

Hand sew the gap closed. Tip: A few drops of essential oil really make this more pleasant to use.

The pillow cover:

Cut an 11” by 6.25” rectangle. Tip: This is a lot easier to do with fabric that has clear right and wrong sides.


 Hem the raw edges on the 6.25 sides.DSCN2314  With right side facing, fold as follows:

DSCN2315  and  DSCN2316

Sew the sides using a quarter inch seam.

Turn out one pocket and insert the completed pillow.

Turn the other pocket to close.

How easy is that? You can make a bunch. DSCN2321


  1. That's a great idea. Too bad I wasn't north, they would make great feet warmers.

  2. You certainly made quite a few. I assume you use this in drawers to add fragrance?

  3. Tabor, Actually, they are supposed to be used as a place to rest your wrist while working the computer mouse--help avoid carpal tunnel.

  4. Novel idea and a pretty solution!

  5. Glad you found an indoor activity to keep you busy while it ... uh, gets partly cloudy outside. Meanwhile, here in the northeast the thermometer barely sticks its head above freezing!

    No despair, here, however; I leave for the Sunshine State in 16 days, 18 hours and 24 minutes (but who's counting?!?)

  6. Now that would be a nice gift, wouldn't it! I think even I could make that.

  7. I like them. They would make great gifts.

  8. What a great link. Thanks for sharing! One of my goals for 2013 is to drag that sewing machine out of the closet!


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