tuffing a pillow
I have recovered store bought chair cushions. The ones that tie to the back of the chair. They recovered very nicely, and now I would like to tuff them like the original ones were. The original ones where done on the machine but they are too thick to go under the foot of my machine, so I would like to know if anyone knows an easy way to tuff these little devils
Well....... easy is a relative word! If they won't fit under the presser foot, anything you do will be 'by hand'.
I have used pairs of buttons, one in top and one behind to hold the fabric to the innards of a pillow. You could use contrasting buttons, or fabric covered buttons on top and smaller plain buttons underneath.
Hope this helps,
And this is what I ended up doing. I got a long needle, and some button hold thread, and did them by hand. I found a great article in one of my singer sewing machine books on how to do them with the two buttons, but I didn't like any of the (thousand) buttons I had. Not only do I collect fabric, but I also collect buttons, and none of them ever seem just right for the project. LOL. So I ended up with a just plain stitch that looks like the orginal way they were made.
I recently resized some of those cushions and discovered, the tufting was done on a machine BEFORE the pillows were stuffed.
Once they are stuffed it would be extremely difficult to get that thickness under a home sewing machine presser foot.
well, i have often wondered, just how the heck did they every get those under a presser foot, and now I know. I decided to do them by hand, and they came out just fine. Thank so much for information
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