Need a cheap pillowform or cheap fiber fill? Buy the $2.50 pillows at Wal-Mart, cut to the size you need, and sew closed! I used two standard pillows to make 4 "lumbar" size pillows that will be filling my children's new reading pillows for Christmas. I saved about $20 over buying ready made pillow forms, and they are just as fluffy and ready to go. Before you cut your pillows, be sure to measure in several places. For these, the edges were about 2 inches smaller than around the middle. I marked each measurement with chalk, and then carefully cut through the fabric and fiber fill. To sew closed, fold the fabric in about a 1/4", and then pin each side together carefully. I also pinned a second row down to push the fiber fill away from the presser foot. Sew with a zigzag or overlock stitch.
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