Quick Answer: What fabric should I use to make throw pillows?

How much fabric do I need to make a throw pillow?

A square of 54-inch fabric is 1 1/4 yards long. That’s enough for four finished 16-inch square pillows (plus one 18-inch square of fabric left over). That 54-inch square also is a perfect size for a throw; just hem or finish the edges.

Is polyester good for throw pillow?


The most popular pillow insert fills are polyester, down, and down alternative. Polyester is a synthetic material that is thick, full and keeps its shape. … I prefer down alternative pillow inserts because they are softer and more luxurious than polyester but without the allergens of down.

Are throw pillows necessary?

Throw pillows do nothing but provide discomfort and clutter. Furthermore, you only need one good pillow when it comes to bedtime, and a throw pillow is a distinctly not-good pillow. According to Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things, the OG pillows showed up roughly circa 7,000 BCE in early Mesopotamia.

How much fabric is needed to cover a 16×16 pillow?

Sizing Up Fabric Needs for Pillow Covers

Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
14 x 14 inches 1/2 yard
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard
20 x 20 inches 3/4 yard
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What size pillow goes in a 16×16 cover?

We recommend an 18″ x 18″ insert for our 16″ x 16″ inch throw pillow covers to get a plump pillow.

How do I make my pillow Fluffy?

Use a Tennis Ball In A Sock Method

A tennis ball should work well since it’s hard enough to pound the pillow and should help break apart any clumped-up fill. Simply place a tennis ball inside a sock and then add it into the dryer with your pillows.

Which pillow is better microfiber or cotton?

Cotton sheets are more breathable than microfiber and won’t trap heat as easily, providing a more comfortable sleep. However, microfiber sheets can be more durable than cotton sheets, as natural fibers–particularly less expensive cotton options–can break down more easily with frequent washes.

How long do polyester pillows last?

Polyester pillows are among the least durable and should be replaced every 6 months to 2 years. Avoid washing latex pillows in a washing machine. You can spot clean stains and hand wash the pillow with warm water and a mild detergent every 2 to 3 months. Don’t submerge the pillow in water or wring it dry.

Are cotton filled pillows good?

Before we dive into all of the different filling options, let’s consider the consistent component of all pillows, the outer fabric case. We recommend cotton regardless of the filling. It’s the overwhelming favorite for use in bedding products for a reason… It’s soft, breathable and cheap to manufacture.