Free Football Pillow Sewing Pattern

Free Pattern and directions to sew a football throw pillow
Sew a Football Throw Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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    Make Your Own Football Pillow

    Do you know a couple of rambunctious football lovers who love to play ball in the house? This pattern might be just what you need. You can use this pillow as a safe toy to keep kids busy on a rainy day. It also works as a decorative pillow in a boys room or sports themed den. Pillows are generally a pretty easy to make and this pattern is no different. It can be handsewn

     if preferred but a sewing machine will make quick work of this pattern. The directions are for use with a sewing machine.

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    Materials Needed

    Free Pattern and directions to sew a football throw pillow
    Sew a Football Throw Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Cutting:

    • Tape the pattern pieces together, matching the squares.
    • Use the pattern to cut four of the fabric.
    • Copy pattern markings on to two of the cut pieces.
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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Football Pillow - Process

    First Seam and Football Stitches
    First Seam and Football Stitches. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Lay two marked pieces, right sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam from mark A to mark B on marked edge.
    • Press the seam open.
    • Set your sewing machine to satin stitch.
    • Satin stitch on the center seam from point C to point D. If you don't have zigzag capabilities, use narrow white ribbon to create the markings.
    • Satin stitch across the first satin stitches approximately 2 cm between the numbered markings.
    • Lay the other two pieces together and stitch a 1/4" seam from mark A to B Along one...MORE edge. Open both stitched sections.
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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Football Pillow - Finish & Tips

    Finishing and tips to sew a football throw pillow
    Stuff and Finish. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Line up the unstitched end of both joined pieces, making sure to line up your seams.
    • Stitch from mark E to mark F, leaving an opening large enough for your hand to fill the pillow.
    • Turn fabric right side out.
    • Stuff with fiberfill to your personal preference. The amount you stuff it will change the stiffness of the pillow. 
    • Slip stitch the open area.

    Tips For Your Foot Ball Pillows

    Use a soft fabric for a more huggable pillow.

    You can enlarge or shrink the size of the pillow, take the pattern to a copy...MORE machine with sizing capabilities.

    Embroider your recipient's name on the center of a back panel before you assemble the pillow for a personalized touch.