Sewing: Triangle Throw Pillow {With Tutorial & Pattern}

Sewing Safety Sign Triangle Pillow

Sewing Safety Sign Triangle Pillow

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Tired of normal square or rectangle pillow in your house? Why not spruce up your home decor with this safety sign triangle throw pillow.
 
I got a triangle pillow form / pillow insert from Downlite and happy to see how good the quality is, especially the blended feather and down filling, and the polka-dot lining. The other 2 shapes are also darling to try out, can someone please try them out and show me what will you do with the cube and sphere shape?
 
Safety sign would be one of the best designs to adapt in a triangle pillow form shape. So, I chose 4 simplest safety signs to applique on the pillow case cover; pipe the edge with black cord; sew a zipper on the case cover; and turn it to a 4-face safety signs pillow. Besides being a home decor, it is good in teaching the young ones to learn the signs. For example, place the warning sign at some where dangerous in your house (eg: stair case) to tell them that it is dangerous to play over there.
 
Get the pattern and tutorial how-to sew the triangle throw pillow case with safety sign applique after this jump:

 
Safety Sign

Material:
1. 14″ triangle pillow insert, I used Novelty Triangle Pillow Form from Downlite.
2. 40″ x 15″ Plain Yellow fabric
3. 10″ x 48″ Black felt or faux suede
4. Zipper (Yellow) – at least 14″
5. Cord ¼” dia (Black) – 3 yards
6. Yellow & Black sewing thread

Tools:
1. Sewing Machine
2. Zipper foot
3. Pins & needles
4. Scissors
5. Tracing wheel & carbon
6. Fabric marker or chalk

Free PatternDownload the 5 pages pdf pattern and print them out without scaling the printing, otherwise the size won’t be correct.
Enlarge the first page to 200%.
Cut the patterns out.
{If you can’t download the pdf pattern, probably you don’t have acrobat reader, download the latest version for free here.}

Trace sewing patternUse the cut-out holes of page 2-5 to trace the 4 safety signs. {I found that it is easier to use the cut-out hole to trace than the cut-out piece}.
If you are tracing on the wrong side of the black felt of faux suede, remember to flip the “High Voltage” pattern to the wrong side too.
Cut the signs out.
{Trace the signs as close to each other as possible to lessen fabric waste. Reserve 3″ x 48″ for piping strips.}

Sewing Safety PillowCut 4 pieces of yellow triangle fabrics with at least ½” seam allowance.
Use tracing wheel and carbon to mark the sewing lines.
Draw a zipper line ½” above and parallel to the base of one of the triangles for zipper installation.
Cut 2 strips of 1½ ” x 48″ for piping installation.

High Voltage Sign PillowPosition the safety signs on the triangles. Pin to secure or you can use some tacky glue to temporary hold them in place. If you prefer fusible web, go ahead but make sure your fabric is able to take the heat. Mine can’t, so I did it the “ancient” way of applique.
AppliqueZig-zag sew the edges with black sewing thread of your own stitch spacing preference.
Remove pins.

Sew pipingEncase the cord into the piping strips. Start from the center of the triangle base, lay the piping cord on the sewing lines of the right side of the triangles.
Snip the strip at the corner so that it can bend smoothly.
Allow some allowances on the ends.

Sew piping with endsOverlap the ends and mark the strips for joining position.
Pin and sew to join. Trim away excess ends by leaving a ½” seam allowance.

cording in pipingCut away excess cord. Burn the ends lightly to stop the fraying.
Sew the ends together to join it up.

Sew piping with zipper footerChange to zipper foot to sew the piping to the triangle. Remove pin as you sew.
Sew piping in triangleA triangle with the piping around it. Only 1 triangle needs full piping.
Refer the image below for the arrangement.

Safety Sign PillowInstall piping as per red line:
1. Left triangle – pipe on 2 edges only.
2. Right triangle – pipe on the base only.
3. Bottom triangle – No piping needed, install zipper instead.
To install the zipper, fold and press one of the sewing line on the triangle. Align the zipper with the center line along ¼” from the fold edge, baste or pin the zipper under it, top-stitch on the zipper line. Sew the other side of the zipper to the base of the top triangle.

Sew pipingSew and join all triangles to form a triangle pillow case.
Hand sew the ends of the odd piping ends to the corners of the main triangle.

Safety Sign Triangle Pillow CoverA complete triangle safety sign pillow case without the insert.
Downlite Novelty Triangle PillowThis is the Downlite 14″ Triangle Pillow Form. {Love it!!!}
· Made In America
· Hypoallergenic Down & Feather Blend
· 3 Shapes (Cubes, Spheres & Triangles)
· 3 Sizes (12”, 14” & 16”)

Safety Sign Triangle Throw PillowInsert the pillow into the casing from the zipper opening.
There you are – a Triangle Safety Sign Throw Pillow for your home decor.

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  1. EEEESH Sorry about that. Hit enter too soon..
    That is so cute…

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