Restuffing a Throw Pillow

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pillow and new pillow form ready to repairMy Laurel Burch cat pillow was starting to get really lumpy. I didn't want to throw it out, so I decided to repair it. I bought a replacement fiberfill pillow form at JoAnn Fabrics using a 40% off coupon and got to work. pillow and new pillow form ready to repair

Replacement stuffing from the fabric store.

First I needed to open up the seam and remove the lumpy stuffing. Using a seam ripper, I only opened it large enough to remove the old filling and insert the new pillow form. As I chose to use a form rather than loose filling the opening needed to be a bit larger.


A seam in a pillow.

Using a seam ripper to open a lumpy pillow.
A small hole to be sewn up in a seam.

Then I simply pulled out the old stuffing.

Stuffing from the old pillow.

Removing the lumpy stuffing from a pillow.
Note: I discarded the used stuffing as it was too broken up and did not seem like it would be useful for a future project. If you are going to be doing some small projects or one where you will be packing the stuffing in tightly you might be able to reuse some of the filling.

Next I mushed up the fiberfill form and pushed it into the pillow cover. Shake and work the form into place. A pillow with an open seam on the side.


Finally using a heavy thread (embroidery floss would work well) and a larger needle I stitched it closed. Sewing the pillow closed

A newly restuffed pillow that has been sewn shut.

All done. Now I should get another 8 or 9 years of enjoyment of my newly repaired throw pillow. A Lauren Burch cat pillow that has gotten lumpy over time.



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November 29, 20150 found this helpful

Very nice work with a lot of attention paid to detail. Award winning photography! You get 5 stars, a blue ribbon and thumbs up.

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March 29, 20170 found this helpful

Looks easy and inexpensive! Very helpful!

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