Box pillows can be used for cushions as well as for casual pillows. They are firm because of the boxing strip that is sewn between the pillow front and back. K- Cutting Directions Cut pillow front and back 1″ (2.5 cm) larger than finished pillow. Cut the boxing strip with length equal to distance around pillow plus 1″ (2.5 cm) for seams, width equal to depth of pillow plus 1″ (2.5 cm). YOU WILL NEED Decorator fabric for pillow front, back and boxing strip. Polyurethane foam wrapped in batting. Or make a box pillow liner, using directions below. How to Make a Box Pillow 1) Stitch short ends of boxing strip, right sides together, to form continuous loop. Fold loop into fourths and mark each fold with s/s” (1 cm) clip on both edges. 2) Pin boxing strip to pillow front, right sides together, raw edges even, matching clipped points on strip to pillow corners. 3) Stitch I/2″ (1.3 cm) seam, shortening stitches for 1″ (2.5 cm) on each side of corner; take one or two stitches diagonally across each corner instead of sharp pivot. 4) Pin boxing strip to pillow back, right sides together; match clips to corners. Stitch seam as in step 3, leaving one side open. Press seams, turning under seam allowances at opening. Insert form or liner; slipstitch opening closed.
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