Monday, November 1, 2010

Pleated Pillow Design

This pillow features a pretty, pleated surface that is beautiful when made from silk.
To create the pillow, pleat fabric to fit pillow front, allowing extra for seam allowances and take-up.

After the pleated pillow front is secured to the stabilizer, hand stitch the center of each pleat, pulling the thread to the back and knotting in place.

After the pleats are tacked in place, measure and trim off excess to the size needed.  Add welt cord and the pillow back.

Small beads or buttons can be added at the center of each pleat for an added detail.
This pleated design can be used as an inset on larger pillows such as a pillow sham by adding a border around the pleated design.

Printable instructions are available on our website.  From the home page, choose the Innovations & Technical Service tab and then select "How-To's" for step-by-step instructions for this pillow and many other creative ideas.

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