How to Stuff a Pillow With No Lumps


Make a pillow at home with two pieces of rectangular fabric sewn together. However, when the time comes to stuff the pillow, stuffing may create a pillow that is irregular and lumpy. Ideally, the stuffing should give the pillow a smooth, regular shape. When stuffing a pillow, you want to ensure that the end result is both attractive and comfortable.

Things You'll Need

  • Pillow
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Needle
  • Matching thread
  • Turn the pillow fabric right side out. If you are sewing a pillow, do most of the sewing with the pattern sides facing each other. Leave a few inches open on one side, then turn it right side out.

  • Pull out a small handful of polyester fiberfill.

  • Tease it apart into a fluffy cloud to eliminate clumping.

  • Push the fiberfill into the pillow, shoving it into the far corners of the pilow.

  • Repeat steps 2 through 4, pulling out chunks of fiberfill that are similar size and consistency. Continue until the pillow is stuffed full.

  • Sew up the open edge of the pillow.

  • Squeeze the pillow all over, moving the fiberfill inside until it is distributed evenly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Restuff an old pillow using the same method by making a small slit over one of the seams and then resewing it shut afterward.
  • Avoid pushing the stuffing into the pillow in wadded balls, which is what creates lumps in the pillow.

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