How to Make a Dog Bone Pillow

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Pillows can showcase people's personal taste and interests. For example, a dog bone shaped pillow is a great gift idea for animal lovers in your life or even the family pet. However, store-bought pillows can hurt your wallet. Consider making your own dog bone pillow for your home or as gifts for friends and family. You do not have to be a professional seamstress to make a pillow. Even a sewing novice can create a quality pillow for a fraction of the cost of store-bought pillows.

Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard
  • Marker
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Sewing chalk
  • Needle and thread
  • Styrfoam beads or pillow batting
  • Ribbon or beaded trim
  • Draw the dog bone pattern onto the cardboard. Add 1/2-inch to the size that you want to accommodate the seam.

  • Cut out the pattern from the cardboard.

  • Place the fabric right side down and put the pattern on top of the fabric. Trace the pattern using sewing chalk. Cut out the pattern.

  • Trace and cut the pattern again so you have a front and back to your pillow.

  • Place the two pieces of fabric together with the wrong sides touching.

  • Sew three sides of the pillow completely closed and about half of the fourth side. Your stitches should fall about 1/2-inch from the edge of the fabric.

  • Turn the fabric right side out so the seams are on the inside of the pillow.

  • Fill the bag with the styrofoam beads or pillow batting using the partial opening on the fourth side.

  • Finish sewing the fourth side closed. Your pillow is finished. If you have any excess fabric leftover, you can create a matching one.

  • Embellish the pillow with ribbon or beaded trim. Simply sew it along the seam.

References

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