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Thread: boxed edges on pillow help

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    boxed edges on pillow help

    Im trying to figure out how to sew a boxed edge on a small pillow, but can't find a good tutorial and when I have seen them, I still don't understand it. Maybe Im not calling it the right thing? I am trying to make a very small rectangle or square shape with boxed edges. Thanks for your help! Bee

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    yes, thats it but still after looking at it, I can't figure it all out.

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    does this you tube video help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa8T7FA0mTs

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    Are you still having issues? What specifically? Maybe we can help. I haven't done the boxed cushions but have done boxed seat covers.

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    I like to use piping/cording on my pillows so I sew that on the top square and bottom square first using a zipper foot so I can stitch close to the cord. Then I take my fabric that I'm going to use for the boxed edge and sew that on the top stitching over my stitching from when I put the cording on. To go around the corners you need to clip the seam allowance nearly to the seam line and ease it around. When I start to stitch the boxed part on I leave the first bit free and also stop before I get to the end so I can then fit the boxed part length and join the two ends and then complete the stitching around. To apply the back I do the same process but leave a larger opening to insert the pillow and then once the pillow is inserted I slip stitch the opening shut. I cover my own cording to either match or compliment the fabric. I cover the cord with the fabric and using a zipper foot stitch close to the cord. This stitch is then my guide when I'm sewing it on the top/bottom and again when I'm sewing the box part on. I don't know it that makes any more sense than the videos you've watched but it's how I do it.

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    Hi, bee3
    Nancy Ziemann has a tutorial on her blog that she shares how to have perfect boxed edges on pillows I purchased her template by Dritz Home, Pillow Corner template.

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    watch the videos, read the tutorials, and then take it one step at a time. Sometimes that will help me figure out what I have been trying to do

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