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Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Pillow Cover

You can make a great looking envelope pillow cover in 30 minutes or so.

Fact: there is no easier way to update your home than to put out a few new pillows. Worried about the cost? Don’t want to toss the pillows you already have? (They’re fine after all, just a bit dated…) We’ve got a solution for you: make your own pillow covers! This beginner sewing tutorial guides you through the process (quick and easy!). And we’ll tell you how much fabric you need for many common pillow sizes. Home refresh? Done and done.

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Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Floor Pillow with Exposed Zipper

Dritz® cut-to-length brass zippers deliver the details.

Decorating with floor pillows is an easy way to update a space. And when you make them yourself, you control the pillow’s color, texture, size and details. We are really loving the look the Dritz® exposed zippers add to our pillows. That, combined with some eclectic fabrics, makes for some really fresh, really on-trend accessories. Stack them in any room, and voilà – it’s an instant home refresh!

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Sewing Technique Tutorial: How to Make Pillows without “Dog Ears”

Tips for making perfectly square pillows, sans floppy corners.

Perfect pillows are a lovely thing, and nothing is worse than going to the trouble of making your own pillow cover, just to discover it’s got “dog ears.” What do we mean by that exactly? Well “dog ears” are those annoying corners that flop over because your pillow form doesn’t fit perfectly into them. Luckily, we’ve got tips for that! With a few basic Dritz® sewing supplies, you can make perfectly square pillows – it’s all about how you cut your fabric.

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Shirred Pillow

An easy-sew project, made more fabulous with Dritz® iron-on shirring tape.

Pillows are a really perfect way to easily update your home for the changing seasons. This shirred pillow sewing project made with cozy plaid fabric immediately says “fall is here.” Its soft gathers are perfectly achieved using Dritz® iron-on shirring tape. This blog post shows you how simple it is to use the shirring tape, but be warned: you’re going to want to make lots of pillows, skirting, curtains and more!

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Dritz Iron-On Shirring Tape: Make Soft, No-Sew Pleats

Fabulous for making pillows, skirted storage, DIY curtains & more.

Oh, are you in for a treat. Our new Dritz® iron-on shirring tape has really been a hit on social media. Why? Because it’s a really cool product that’s fairly undiscovered. It’s super easy to use, and lets you make soft pleats on fabric panels with no sewing required. You can use it to make accessories, table/shelf/sink skirts, DIY curtains and more. See how!

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