How to make triangle pillow covers

Written by linda shepard
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How to make triangle pillow covers
Triangle pillow covers can be stitched up in no time. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Triangle pillows can add pizazz to a sofa or chair and can enliven an arrangement of bed pillows. Additionally, a set of triangularly shaped pillows made in primary colours can add a lively touch to a child's bedroom. The unusual shape of the pillows complements square, rectangular or round pillows, and they can be made at home very easily. With the addition of a zip, the triangle pillow cover becomes easy to remove and hand or machine wash.

Things you need

  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • 1/2 metre (1/2 yard) fabric
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • 15 cm (6 inch) zip
  • Polyester fiberfill

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  1. 1

    Create a pattern for your pillow by drawing your preferred traingle size and shape onto craft paper and cutting it out. The triangle can be drawn of any size; in particular, an equilateral triangle, where each side is the same length, blends well with round and square pillows.

  2. 2

    Fold the 1/2 metre (1/2 yard) of fabric in half and place it on your workspace.

  3. 3

    Pin the pattern to the front of the folded fabric and cut out two matching triangles of fabric.

  4. 4

    Pin the edges of the fabric pieces together, ensuring that their right sides face together.

  5. 5

    Sew a straight seam all the way around the pillow form with your sewing machine or the needle and thread, leaving a 15 cm (6 inch) opening; set the seam 6 mm (1/4 inch) from the raw edges of the triangle.

  6. 6

    Turn the pillow covering right-side-out.

  7. 7

    Attach the closed zip to one open edge of the 15 cm (6 inch) opening with small stitches, sewing the wrong sides of the zip and fabric together.

  8. 8

    Open the zip and attach the opposite side of the zip to the opposite opening edge, again positioning wrong sides together.

  9. 9

    Stuff the pillow tightly with polyester fiberfill through the 15 cm (6 inch) zip opening and zip the opening shut.

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