Frances Saunders Pillow October 08th, 2018 - 13:46:13
If you're making the pillow from scratch you're going to be able to find the center point before you stuff it, but if you're going to make pillow, that's already stuffed you need to find the center. The easiest way is to take a thread and go from one corner to the next, and I flip it over and I bring the thread all the way to the other side. Then I repeat it for the other corner go right from one corner slip.
It right into the next corner, flip the pillow over and go back into that hole. You do not need to knot the thread you just want to find the center mark once you find the center mark mark it now you can take the threads off first thing. I do is take the needle and go through the center of the pillow in that mark and come out right in the next mark, but keep the thread tails on the first side of the pillow. So I have thread on both sides of the pillow.
Now I'm just going to put the button in on the side that has the needle, then I'm going to take the needle put it right back in just a couple of stitches past that original hole that you came out of and just come out a small distance from that original thread, so now you have one button on one side and your two threads on the other, but your second button on now.
We need to tie a knot and squish this all together at the same time, so normally you're going to you would take a knot and you would just pull the thread in once we'll do it a second time and then do it a third time now, slowly Keeping your threads nice and straight because they might want to get tangled on you pull and when you get to the button. If you pull very tight, it's going to pull in the back button and the top button, and by having that thread looped a couple of times it's not going to come undone now you will be able to put a second knot in and just have that knot slide in underneath that button - and I like to do it a second time now to trim the threads, I trim the threads as long as I can without them being seen so the bigger button I have the bigger the thread can be, and that's just going to help prevent those threads from pulling in, and that is all it takes.
Let me show you how to do this with a button that has the holes that you can see. The setup starts the same, put the needle in one side and poke it out to the other, go through the one side through the next and poke it back through make sure your button is right-side up and it's not twisted thread. The next button come up. Go down, pull that button right down, make sure it's nice and flat, so you have both buttons flat hold the thread once twice three times trim it and you're done it's very similar, even if you use buttons with the four holes in on one side through to the second side, leaving the tail come up, go down getting right through that center make sure the buttons are straight.
Do your three loops till that button clinches next one is going to be stitching through the two extra holes, because they're really just for decoration. You already have the strengthen so take the needle and put it behind the button and come out to the other side in one of those empty holes back into that hole, and this time I'm going to come right through to the front of that button. So now I have both holes in the back done and three holes in the front, lift your button up and put it into the next hole and just have that thread come up to the top, so you're not stitching through that pillow.