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How to finish a latch hook pillow

Latch hooking is a relaxing and enjoyable craft that involves attaching pieces of yarn onto a canvas with a metal tool. It is a simple skill that even children can learn. Once children learn the art of latch hooking, they may even become proficient enough to complete small latch hook projects. When a latch hook creation is finished, there are several options for finishing. One option is to make a latch hook pillow. With a few materials, you can easily finish a latch hook design into a small throw pillow to adorn a child's bed.

Cut off any excess canvas from the borders of the latch hook project, leaving only three empty rows of canvas.

Measure the length and width of the latch hook canvas and add 4 inches to each measurement. Cut the fabric to these dimensions.

Fold under 3/4 of an inch around the edges of the fabric, and iron this fold.

Place the latch hook canvas on a work surface with right side facing up. Place the fabric on top of the latch hook canvas with wrong side facing up. Match up edges and corners. There will be excess fabric to allow for stuffing; just make sure the edges and corners are aligned. Pin to secure.

Hand stitch the latch hook canvas and the fabric piece together along three sides with a whip stitch. Sew one stitch in every square of the canvas to create a pillow from the latch hook canvas and fabric.

Turn the pillow right side out.

Fill the pillow with fiberfill until it is the desired size and plumpness.

Hand stitch the opening closed with a whip stitch. Knot the yarn with a small overhand knot; insert the needle into the pillow an inch away from the ending point, and bring the needle up through the latch hook canvas to bury the knot. Clip the excess yarn to finish the pillow.

Things You'll Need

  • Completed latch hook project (approximately 12-by-12-inch finished canvas size)
  • Fabric (same dimensions as the latch hook)
  • Fiberfill
  • Yarn (coordinating colour to the fabric)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Tape measure
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About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.