How to Make a Designer Pillow - In My Own Style

If you love designer labels and logos then this designer label pillow has your name written all over it. It can be made with beaded trim to add a little extra glam or can be made using cording. It is a creative way to make use the labels in your clothing.?

I almost always cut the labels off my clothing because the tags itch and become annoying.

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To remove the designer labels ' carefully remove them with a seam ripper. ?I place them in an envelope until I get enough to make something.?

Depending on how many labels you have collected you could make a much bigger pillow then this 8' x 10' decorative designer label throw pillow accented with beaded trim.

I am trying to save enough labels to make a throw blanket to toss across my sofa so that I can snuggle in style, but I am getting impatient.? I want it now, and may just start taking the labels out of everything, including my husband's and daughter's clothes.?

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2. Before sewing the two pieces of fabric together to create the pillow cover, stitch/fuse the logos onto the right side of the fabric that will be the front facing side of the pillow.

TIP: I would leave a larger space/border between the labels and the pillow seam the next time I make the pillowbaby pillows, so that the labels along the outer edges of the pillow will lay flat and be seen more.

Once pillow is sewn together, you can leave the sewn seams as is or add decorative beaded trim.

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2. Knot one end of the clear nylon thread and string a variety of beads onto the thread.? When you reach the desired length, knott the other end of the nylon thread.

To attach the strung beads (it will look like a necklace) to the pillow, lay one end of the strand at one corner of the finished pillow, and hand-sew the beads onto the edge of the pillow using the 'blanket stitch'.??

Sewing a blanket stitch is a pretty basic stitch. To do it, push the needle in one side of a bead and bring it out on the other side of the bead' as you bring it out, make sure to grab the thread from the previous stitch.?

Leave enough of the nylon thread/fishing line after the knot to push through a few beads on the other end, and then snip the excess nylon thread/fishing line so you won't have any showing or poking out.? Repeat on the opposite end.??

If you like the look of beaded trim,? you may like to read my Beaded Window Valance post.

This post was UPDATED 5/12/2019

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