OK, on to our last installment of Sewing for Beginners.
Sorry it's taken me a bit to finish this off, as you will be able to see on friday, I've been rather busy.
Once you've stuffed the pillow, the last step is to close the hole.
There are several ways to do this, I'm going to show you the easiest.
First, hold the front and back of the pillow together in your left hand, be sure that you've got the seam allowances tucked inside the pillow. Tie a knot in your thread and start to the right of the end of the seam you previously sewed. You want the two seams to overlap just a bit to reinforce where they end.
Now, holding the opening closed and the fabric together, sew back and forth a little down from the folded edge of your fabric.
Continue across the hole till you've passed the end of the previously sewn seam by a little bit.
Tie a knot and cut your thread.
Closing the hole this way will leave a small ridge of fabric where the hole was.
Congratulations on your pillow!
You now have all the basic knowledge you need to make anything your heart desires!
If you run into any difficulties on this or another sewing project, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll answer to the best of my ability.