Advice 1: How to make a pillow with buckwheat

Buckwheat as a filler for pillows sometimes credited with magical properties. There are people who do prefer to sleep on a pillow that doesn't cause allergies. Buckwheat, which usually sell in stores for such purposes is not necessary.
The pillow-case on a pillow from buckwheat is sewn in the same way as for the pen

Where to get the husk

In large chain stores sometimes found unshelled buckwheat. You can buy it in a beekeeping farm, and the farmer engaged in growing this crop. Sometimes such cereals sell in large markets. It is very important to determine the number of such grains. As a rule, unshelled cereal husk about the same as unground.

The separation of chaff

To separate the husk, you'll need a bag from a dense fabric. Fold it and tie the rump. Better on the end of the tie to make a loop to make it easier to beat this bag on the wall. If buckwheat a lot, you put the bag on the floor and beating him with a wooden stick. Ten minutes of intense squeezing would be enough. Cover the room with sheets or pieces of Wallpaper. On top lay a large sheet of paper. Pour in contents of bag and place in a warm but protected from direct sunlight and wind place. Buckwheat with husk needs to dry out well, then the husk is easily separated. To separate best of all a hair dryer or fan. Unground will remain in place, and the husks will be blown, and that's where the sheets or strips of Wallpaper. Collect the husks in a separate bag. Further drying is not necessary.


Sew a pillow of buckwheat is exactly the same as the pen. However, the fabric for the pillow-case may not be as thick, because buckwheat hulls don't have the properties to get out through the spaces between the threads. Take a piece of fairly thick cotton fabric. Take a large rectangle. Fold it in half face inward. Sew side seams and top, leaving a small hole. Fill the pillow with buckwheat husk and seal the hole. Stitch on a pillow, a pillowcase.

The pillow is made of buckwheat groats

Despite the fact that the buckwheat-unground – not the best material for stuffing, sometimes make such pillows. Such sleeping arrangements, however, are rather hard. In addition, buckwheat, unlike the husks may rot. This kind of pillow is usually very short, only a few months. Cereals should be thoroughly calcined. To do this, cover a baking tray with tracing paper. On paper, evenly lay out the buckwheat. Preheat the oven to 200°C, put it in a pan and warm up the rump for half an hour. The pillow case for this pillow is better to make a soft fabric. Suitable for modern hypoallergenic materials, and natural fabrics like thick cloth. Fill the pillow very tightly. Pillow can take the most ordinary, the right size.

Advice 2 : How to make feather pillow

For centuries, goose and duck down collected for the manufacture of pillows and blankets. Feather natural products – soft, voluminous, and able to give the best sleep. However, with special care to the use of natural raw materials should be suitable for those who suffer from allergies.
How to make feather pillow

Procurement of raw materials

Manufacturer of feather pillow begins with the procurement of raw materials. One thick pillow standard size will need at least 1.2 kg of a mixture of feathers and down, which in terms of birds will be 10 15-20 geese or ducks. The presence of feathers and down duvet definitely as solely the product will quickly go astray and lose their shape.

The procurement process is the plucking and sorting pen. To keep the feathers well obsidianus, battered bird be for a few minutes dipped in boiling hot water.

Separating the first plate from Oceana, fold the raw materials in gauze, gingham or cotton bags size 80x50 cm, Prepare a soapy solution by combining 12 liters of boiling water 200 grams of grated soap, and 800 g of washing powder. Put the bags of feathers for 30-40 minutes, then rinse in warm and cold water.

The sequence of manufacturing cushions

One feather pillows you will need:
- fabric 75х150 cm
- line
- scissors,
- threads,
- the range.

For the manufacture of pillows, choose natural fabric whose density will not allow fluff to roll out the service. Most suitable to be tik — cotton canvas, has a special strength due to weaving. Density poteriaeva tick should vary from 140 to 155 grams per square meter of fabric. The benefit of teak is the fact that it is a natural material, does not cause allergies, keeps you warm, while breathable.

From fabric cut out the rectangle and fold it in half. The manufacture of pillow-case is a special underwear with a seam. To do this, sew the edge on the front side, and then follow the line on the wrong side. On one side leave a small opening through which the fill gasket. When you are finished getting your pillow, sew the opening.

Caring for feather pillow

Durability pen products depends largely on correct maintenance. Feathers collect moisture, dust, grease, so need regular washing is not less than 1 time in 2 years. Under this rule the goose-feathers not lose its properties for 25 years, duck – 10 years.

For washing the fluff out of the pillow case, placed in a gauze bag and washed in soapy water, dried and again placed in a pillow-case. Do not forget that the product storage should be dry and well ventilated area.
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