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How to Make Your Own Needlepoint Pillows

Making your own needlepoint pillows can be great fun and extremely fulfilling. Here's how to go about doing it.

If you’re looking to make your own stylish home pillows, you really can’t do better than making needlepoint pillows.  They are some of the most stylish additions that you can actually create for your home, and you’ll find that they can really be a lot of fun for you to work on at the same time.  If you’re the type of person that really likes a good arts and crafts type of project, then this is going to be just what you’re after.  Whether you enjoy needlepoint pillows and their style, or you just like exploring fun arts and crafts that literally anybody can do, this is something that you’ll want to look into.

Of course, it does take quite a bit of work, and you’ll have to  be prepared to put your time in if you really want to work on needlepoint pillows and have them turn out perfectly.  You’ll have to think about the supplies to actually make the pillows themselves, but then you’re also going to need to have the right type of fabric as well, as you will find that some work much, much better than others.  So here’s what you need to know when you’re planning on putting together some needlepoint pillows, if you really want to succeed with your creations:

Choose the Right Fabric

So you want to make your own needlepoint throw pillows right?  But the problem is that you need a fabric that’s really made for this type of purpose.  You’re going to find however that there is a problem with this, and it’s that you need to have the right type of needlepoint fabric otherwise it’s just not going to work.  What you’re going to discover with these is that the type of fabric you choose is vital, and here are some great options for you:

-Quickpoint Mesh Fabric

This is a really ideal choice when it comes to cross stitch pillows are really made to literally pass a needle through the surface drawing the right type of design.  Because they basically already have holes in them, you can be sure that you have everything that you need to make it easy to sew your pattern.

-Mono Needlepoint Canvas

This is another mesh type of fabric that’s made of up horizontal and vertical threads that are sewn in a pattern as such that they are made to more easily allow a needle and thread through them. This way, you can more easily pass your pattern through so that you don’t have to battle the fabric that you’re using just to make the pillow that you’re trying to create.

-Penelope Needlepoint Canvas

If you’re looking for the perfect type of needlepoint pillows and you really want to make something intricate and creative, then this is what you want to go with.  The major advantage here just being that cross stitch pillows made here have more opportunity for detail as this material has a much higher thread count.

Settle On Your Design

The only limitations of cross stitch pillows is your imagination, and so long as you can come up with something creative you’re going to be able to do it with a needle and thread.  You’ll find that it’s just a matter of actually sketching out or planning your design in some way, so that you can go over it on the fabric with a needlepoint. Then using different types of colorful thread, you can make them suit any type of design that you could possibly want.  Whether you’re going for a favorite hopeful quotation, or even something creative like a picture or design that you want to create for a much more imaginative type of look.

Finishing the Pillow

But remember that you have to keep a few things in mind when it comes to finishing cross stitch pillows.  When it comes time to put the finishing touches on needlepoint pillows, you have to actually leave about an inch or so of fabric untouched by your design for the sake of sewing them onto the pillow face successfully.  Once completed, you can rest assured that you’re ready to actually sew the pillow itself, and then stuff the contents, which will give you your own throw pillow with a design that you’ve made totally on your own.

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