How to make pillows from thin comforter

I have an inexpensive comforter that I am replacing but I still like the colors.

What is the best way to make pillows out of it despite the thin batting and stiching?
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  • Treat it just like any other fabric, I would just use a thinner pillow insert so it is still a pillow instead of turning into a fluffy ball.
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Nov 04, 2017
    Get the size pillows you want, turn the fabric inside out and "trace" around the pillows. Pin on 3 sides (leaving room for a seam allowance and enough room for a zipper on the 4th side) around the pillow . Remove pillow, sew around edges, insert zipper and you have some pillows. If you're really good with the sewing, add a gold fringe around the pinned sides and zipper end, tucking the fringe into the right side of the fabric.
  • Emily Emily on Nov 04, 2017
    I would do as Karen suggests, except, I would put zipper in first (before stitching around the other three sides.) It is much easier to put a zipper in when the whole fabric can lie flat. That is a beautiful fabric.

  • Mrs Greta Tillett Mrs Greta Tillett on Nov 04, 2017
    Buy some heavy duvet stuffing and layer it into your pillow once cut up to your pillow shape and sew closed. Either cover seams with a satin bias or any other edging you fancy, or set in piping as you sew around the edges.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 04, 2017
    I would definitely use the seams as part of the pillow for interest. I wouldn't worry about that except for positioning on the pillow. Others have given you instructions, but I wanted to let you know my opinion about the seams.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 04, 2017
    Place another cushion cover inside out, down on a piece of paper , then cut around it leaving an inch for stitching. Use that as template. Use the cushion cover as your guide to make new, fixing zip in first, if it has a zip.
  • Peggy Cox Peggy Cox on Nov 04, 2017
    Greer, I advise stitching again over the original stitching. If the stitching is wide apart as in outline stitching, I would follow the pattern with stitching about 3/4 " apart. This will alleviate the problem of thin batting. Now you can cover a pillow form or make your casing and add fiberfill.
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