How to Re-stuff a Decorative Pillow

5 materials
$5
10 Minutes
Easy

Our decorative pillows go through a lot. With 4 active kids, my decorative pillows have been used for many adventures.

Whether they become stepping stones in a pool of lava, a mountain to climb, shields to ward off the invading troops.....

My pillows somehow find a feature in most of the creative games my kids come up with.

So, it kind of goes to say that after a while they start looking a little sad.

how to re stuff a decorative pillow, Flat decorative pillow
Flat decorative pillow

If you have pillows that are starting to look a little lumpy, here are some steps to add new life back into your decorative pillows.

What you will need:

  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Thread (the color of your pillow)
  • Sewing Needle
  • Fiberfil
how to re stuff a decorative pillow, Seam ripping pilllow
Seam ripping pilllow

Step 1: Open up the Pillow

Use a seam ripper to rip the sewing thread on your pillow to create a hole that you can use to pull out the old stuffing.


Step 2, opt.: Wash the pillow

If your stuffing isn't too clumpy you can stick it in a knotted pillow case and machine wash it and reuse it.

This is a great time to spot clean the outside of the pillow too and let it dry before adding the stuffing back in.

how to re stuff a decorative pillow, Stuffing decorative pillow
Stuffing decorative pillow

Step 3: Add in Stuffing

If you opted to wash the stuffing in the pillow, add it back in. Then stuff the pillow with more Fiberfil to fill out the pillow.


Step 4: Sew the Seam

Sew the seam closed again with a sewing needle and thread.

Look how much fluffier the pillow is!

It is a great way to give your pillows a little more life if you aren't quite ready for new ones.

You can visit this post How to Restuff a Pillow on my blog, Practical Whimsy Designs for more pictures and ideas.

Or, if you want to learn how to turn a placemat into a pillow, check out this post.

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