How to Stuff a Pillow With No Lumps

Make a pillow at home with two pieces of rectangular fabric sewn together. However, when the time comes to stuff the pillow, stuffing may create a pillow that is irregular and lumpy. Ideally, the stuffing should give the pillow a smooth, regular shape. When stuffing a pillow, you want to ensure that the end result is both attractive and comfortable.

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Pillows may be stuffed firmly or loosely without creating lumps.

Step 1

Turn the pillow fabric right side out. If you are sewing a pillow, do most of the sewing with the pattern sides facing each other. Leave a few inches open on one side, then turn it right side out.

Step 2

Pull out a small handful of polyester fiberfill.

Step 3

Tease it apart into a fluffy cloud to eliminate clumping.

Step 4

Push the fiberfill into the pillow, shoving it into the far corners of the pilow.

Step 5

Repeat steps 2 through 4, pulling out chunks of fiberfill that are similar size and consistency. Continue until the pillow is stuffed full.

Step 6

Sew up the open edge of the pillow.

Step 7

Squeeze the pillow all over, moving the fiberfill inside until it is distributed evenly.


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