Sewing Your Pillow
You want to leave a space for stuffing, so stitch the pillow starting about 1/3 of the way from the end on the short, open side and sew around the edge, following the seams as much as you can, and finish about 1/3 of the way from the other corner of the unfinished short edge.. The idea is to have a finished pillow with a “flange” around the border that’s the same width as the original seams on your valence/dish towel/hemmed fabric. My pillow has about a 1″ flange, but yours can be smaller or bigger, depending on how you want your finished product to look.
The photo above shows my pillow all stitched around with a nice-sized opening that’s ready for stuffing.
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