No Sew Pillow

By Stefanie of Girl. Inspired. for I Heart Nap Time.

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Hi again friends!  It’s that time of year when we’re all sprucing up and freshening our homes for Spring.  One of the easiest ways to change up your home décor is with pillows!  There are about a million and one ways to make pillows, but today I want to show you a simple, NO SEW pillow that you can whip up in a matter of minutes!  You’re not going to believe how easy this is!

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For one 16” pillow, you will need:

Supplies

  • ½ yard of non-directional fabric (or 1 yard of directional fabric, e.g., the print has a distinct top and bottom)
  • 5/8”Permanent iron-on adhesive (1/2” would work as well)
  • Fabric ruler or measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Iron
  • 16″ square pillow form

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

Choose heavier weight fabrics for best results.  Cut fabric into one large rectangle measuring 17” x 36”.  (The 17” will be side to side and the 36” will run top to bottom).

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First, we’ll “hem” the short sides of the rectangle.  Turn the fabric toward the wrong side ¼” and press well with an iron.  Repeat with the other short side.

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

Cut a piece of iron-on adhesive tape 17” long.  Place the adhesive side down onto the edge.  The tape will cover the ¼” edge you have just pressed over, as well as another 3/8” of the wrong side of the fabric.  Quickly press the adhesive tape with the iron, moving the iron along the edge and pressings each area for just 2 seconds (or length of time indicated on package instructions).  Allow tape to cool.

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Peel the paper backing off of the adhesive tape.

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Turn the edge over once more so that the adhesive tape is folded to the inside of the hem.  Press with an iron for 10 seconds per area as you move down the length of the edge.  Allow to cool.  Check to make sure the hem is strongly adhered in place.  Repeat pressing if needed.

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

 

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

Next, we will form the pillow cover into an envelope design.  Using a ruler on the long side of the rectangle, find the new center of the rectangle and place it at the 8” mark on the ruler.  Use a fabric pen or pin to mark at 0” and 16”- this gives you a 16” pillow front.

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Repeat on the other long side.

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Next, apply pieces of adhesive tape from the marks you made out to the hemmed edges on the RIGHT SIDE of the fabric.  You will have four pieces of tape total with a 16” length of fabric in the center on each side.

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Beginning on one side only, with RIGHT SIDE up, fold the hemmed edge toward the center of the rectangle.  The fold line will be along the marked points.  The hemmed edge will extend approximately 2” past the center of the rectangle.  Iron the adhesive tape until it adheres the fabric together.

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Repeat for the other side, overlapping the hemmed edge at the center.

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Allow the adhesive to cool for a few minutes.  Turn the pillow right side out through the envelope opening.

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

Tuck your pillow form inside the cover and your pillow is complete!

No Sew Pillow on iheartnaptime.com

Now you can make throw pillows for your home without a sewing machine!  Have fun!  I hope you’ll stop by Girl. Inspired. and check out some of the Easter projects I’ve been working on!

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Stefanie

Stefanie Knaus blogs over at Girl. Inspired. where she shares sewing projects and tutorials, her latest adventures in cake decorating and sugar consumption, and any sort of DIY crafty thing she can squeeze into her day. She loves throwing parties and decorating her home with a little vintage and a lot of homemade.Stef and her husband are raising three little girls on their “farm” in Northern California. She loves dance parties with her girls, laughing with her husband, hoarding fabric, photography, and, of course, coffee! Stop by Girl. Inspired. and say hi!

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Comments

  1. Erin+Williams posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:40 am (#
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    Love this Stefanie!!

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  2. Auntiepatch posted on April 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm (#
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    Forget the pillows! Did you recover the chair they are sitting on???

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  3. Suzie Sellers posted on April 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm (#
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    That looks so easy I thought I would never be able to do it, now I think I can. :)

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  4. Suzie+Sellers posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:28 am (#
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    I love to craft and your site looks interesting and fun

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  5. Suzie Sellers posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:35 am (#
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    I love doing crafts

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  6. Suzie+Sellers posted on April 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm (#
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    I love to craft.

    Reply