Description
Beginner | 42 min
Taught by Michele Muska
Not only can a lumbar pillow add a quintessential pop of color to your home, but it’s also a handy tool for learning an array of sewing techniques. In this class, Michele Muska shows you how to make your own pillow form in order to optimize customization and sew a cover with an invisible zipper. Then, you’ll work with interesting fabrics and materials like grosgrain ribbon, suede, cork, vinyl, and hook-and-loop-tape to create unique and removable belly-bands.
Learn how to:
  • Make your own pillow form
  • Install an invisible zipper
  • Sew with vinyl, suede and cork

What you'll get:
  • A 5-part series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to sew a customized lumbar pillow with 3 decorative options
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert sewist Michele Muska
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Chapters
Sew a Lumbar Pillow
00:46
01:32
03:39
10:47
14:44
03:10
08:19
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • For one pillow form: 2 pieces of lightweight cotton or other material, 12 1/2” x 16 1/2" each, plus stuffing (or opt to use store-bought pillow form 12" x 16")
  • 1/4 yd main fabric (Michele uses patterned cotton)
  • 1/4 yd lining fabric
  • 1/2 yd linen 
  • 1/4 yd fusible stabilizer (Michele uses Heat Bond)
  • 14" invisible zipper
  • 3 pieces of 4" wide grosgrain ribbon, each 31" long   
  • 2 pieces of thin, pliable leather or suede, 2 1/4” x 28" each  
  • 2 yds piping (filler cord)
  • 1/4 yd hook and loop tape
  • 1 piece of vinyl with fleece backing, cut to 9" x 26"
  • Cork fabric with fleece backing cut to 2" x 26"
  • Velcro
  • Seam ripper
  • Marking pencil 
  • Fabric shears 
  • Snips
  • Rotary cutter
  • Large format acrylic ruler
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Topstich #16 sewing machine needle or jeans needle
  • Invisible zipper foot or regular zipper foot
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Measurements for pillows and belly bands:
    Piped Belly Band:
  • 12" x 16" pillow form
  • 2 pieces of thin, pliable leather or suede, 2 1/4” x 28" each  
  • 6 1/2" x 27" piece patterned cotton (use 6 1/2" x 27" pieces of cotton fabric, fusible layer, and lining fabric in a sandwich as shown in video.)
  • 2 yards piping or filler cord
  • Adhesive velcro: four 1" square pieces or one 3/4" by 5 1/2" strip
  • Vinyl and Cork Belly Band:
  • 12" x 16" pillow form
  • 9" x 26" textured vinyl with fleece backing
  • 2" x 26" cork fabric with fleece backing
  • 3/4" by 8 3/4" adhesive velcro
  • Ribbon Belly Band:
  • 14" x 20" pillow form (you can make this with two 14 1/2" x 20 1/2" pieces of fabric, with a 14" invisible zipper, and follow the Pillow Form video) 
  • 3 pieces of 4" wide grosgrain ribbon, each 31" long 
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