Introduction

Pillows quickly wear out and can start to smell, and replacing them can get very expensive. One inexpensive and quick way to bring the life back to your pillow is to simply replace the stuffing. Pillow stuffing can be found at local craft stores, and even at some mass retailers like Walmart. This guide explains the process of replacing the stuffing of a pillow that does not have a zipper, explaining the process of opening up the pillow without damaging the fabric, and providing simple instructions on restitching the seam.

Measure the length and width of the pillow to determine how much stuffing is needed.
  • Measure the length and width of the pillow to determine how much stuffing is needed.

    • A standard sleeping pillow is 20"x26", and will require 2 lbs of polyester fiber fill.

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With the seam ripper, create a 4-6 inch opening in the pillow about 2 inches from the corner.
  • With the seam ripper, create a 4-6 inch opening in the pillow about 2 inches from the corner.

    • To use the seam ripper: cut one stitch at a time using the sharp end. The red tip should remain upwards.

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Remove the existing stuffing from the pillow. Remove the existing stuffing from the pillow.
  • Remove the existing stuffing from the pillow.

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Place a tennis ball-sized amount of new stuffing firmly into the 3 intact corners of the pillow. This will help open up and stabilize the shell of the pillow to ensure even distribution of the stuffing. Continue adding stuffing to the pillow to  desired stiffness.
  • Place a tennis ball-sized amount of new stuffing firmly into the 3 intact corners of the pillow.

    • This will help open up and stabilize the shell of the pillow to ensure even distribution of the stuffing.

  • Continue adding stuffing to the pillow to desired stiffness.

    • To ensure a smooth and regular shaped pillow, gently pull at the stuffing until it is fluffy before placing it into the pillow.

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Use the scissors to cut a length of thread approximately 24 inches long. A dark thread is used here to maximize visibility. Typically, the thread would be matched with the color of the fabric.
  • Use the scissors to cut a length of thread approximately 24 inches long.

    • A dark thread is used here to maximize visibility. Typically, the thread would be matched with the color of the fabric.

  • Thread the needle and slide it to the center of the length of thread.

  • Triple knot the two loose ends together.

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Start a ladder stitch from the inside of the pillow by pulling the thread through the folded seam, right behind the opening that you created. Make a small stitch through side of the opening. Make an identical stitch directly across from your first stitch, on the opposite side of the opening. Pull the thread taut to begin the new seam.
  • Start a ladder stitch from the inside of the pillow by pulling the thread through the folded seam, right behind the opening that you created.

    • Make a small stitch through side of the opening.

    • Make an identical stitch directly across from your first stitch, on the opposite side of the opening. Pull the thread taut to begin the new seam.

    • Repeat, alternating from one side to the other until you have reached the end of the opening.

      • Be sure to keep each new stitch on the folds of the original seam.

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To compete the ladder stitch and close the pillow, pierce the needle through both sides of the seam and slowly pull the thread through until a loop is created. Feed the needle through the loop and pull the thread tight.
  • To compete the ladder stitch and close the pillow, pierce the needle through both sides of the seam and slowly pull the thread through until a loop is created.

  • Feed the needle through the loop and pull the thread tight.

  • Repeat this once more to ensure that the pillow is closed tightly, and cut off any excess thread with the scissors.

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