Cheaper stuffing. I went to by some stuffing for some pillows I was making and was shocked at the price. Then I saw some regular bed pillows with polyester filling that were 1/2 the price of bagged stuffing. It worked just fine. The pillow stuffing actually was in a roll and made it each to use. Plus now you have extra material! You could even sew the pillow in half and cut and have two pillow forms cheaper than buying the forms.
By Betty from St. Louis, MO
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I recently needed some fiberfill for a pillow I was making. I was amazed at the price of the prepackaged stuffing. Instead of purchasing it, I bought an inexpensive bed pillow that was only $2.50. Not only was it cheaper, but there is enough for more than one pillow.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
I sew a lot and always need it too and do the same thing. And best of all as you need it from the fabric case it stores better than those clear plastic the other fills come in and after my fabric case is empty I sew a casing around the top part and add a pull string and it becomes a laundry bag or storage bag for toys trips in car etc. (04/29/2009)
That is a great idea! I will certainly do that for my next project requiring fiberfill! Thanks for sharing. (04/29/2009)
Better yet, buy new pillow for yourself and use old pillow for the fiberfill. (04/29/2009)
Another one that gets just a bit better. In MI, Walmart sells the body pillows for $10, every day price. When the bag of polyfill is around $3, and the body pillow is 4 times the size of the polyfill bag. It's a winning deal! (05/01/2009)
Last year at Christmas, Walmart had fiberfill as fake snow and it was the same as in the craft department. But after Christmas, I got it for 75%off. It was only fifty cents. I got 15 bags. I plan to use it for pillows for gifts this year. (06/15/2009)
By Jane Clifton