An easy way to learn how to sew is to start with a pillow. When my daughter was 11 years old, she wanted to learn how to sew. She even received a sewing machine as a gift! She took a class at Joann’s and learned how to make a pillow. It was a cute little pink pillow and she was so proud of it.
Sewing a pillow is an easy sewing project which make it great for a beginner. Here’s a link you can go to for some step by step instructions:
I used these instructions last Christmas to make a pillow for my son. He was excited because he got to pick out the fabric he wanted for his pillow.
Here’s how you do it:
-Find the measurements of your pillow
-Cut 2 pieces of fabric the same measurements as your pillow making a 5/8 seam allowance
-With right sides together, sew using a 5/8 inch seam allowance along three sides of the pillow, leaving an opening to place the pillow inside
-Snip the corners
-turn right side out
-Fold in the last side of the pillow using a 5/8 inch seam allowance and iron it down to prepare it for sewing.
-Place your pillow inside.
-Sew the last side down and voila, your finished pillow!