Sunday, February 26, 2012

No-Sew Pillows

Today I made a no-sew pillow with fabric I purchased from Ikea.  I keep seeing funky pillows on Pinterest that people have made so I decided to go for it...
Here's how:

Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric. I suggest leaving 3/4 inch of extra fabric around the border. You can also use the old pillow case as a pattern. 

Step 2: Place one piece of fabric pattern face up. Line the border with Stitch Witchery (I  purchased a roll from Walmart). Leave an opening on one end. Place the second piece of fabric face down. 

Step 3: Set your iron to high heat steam. Place a damp cloth over the Stitch Witchery.  Hold the iron on a section for 15-20 seconds. Repeat until you've ironed the entire border. You should have one opening.
**Please be careful with this step. The cloth becomes extremely hot**

Ste 4: Once the fabric has cooled down, turn the pillow case right side out.  Stuff the pillow insert or batting into the opening. 
Step 5: Using straight pins, fold over the edges of the opening and pin in small strips of Stitch Witchery . Iron with the damp cloth. After the fabric has cooled, remove the pins.

And there you have it, an easy way to update a pillow!

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Michele Oliver said...

Love this idea, I am really going to try this one.

Elyse said...

Thanks for reading Michele. Try it!

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

Love the fabric! they turned out great:)

Elyse said...

Thanks Kelly! I can't wait to see how your table runner turns out:)

Anne said...

I love instant hems!!!!! Really pretty patterns. TFS! xox

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Hi Elyse....LOVE how you did these pillows without sewing. Now thats my type of project. I sewed for many years but not much any more. Am going to try this. GREAT idea.

Thanks for coming to my blog and making a comment on the Macaroon book. That was so thoughtful of you and I do appreciate it. I have only been blogging for about 6 weeks longer than you so we are pretty much both newbies. But I love it. You have a delightful blog! And I am now following you!. Looking forward to many more wonderful posts.



Shari Valicenti said...

I don't sew...great tutorial...they look terrific!!! So happy to see how to do this without sewing, Thanks so much!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

There is no Ikea near me, but after seeing all the great things everyone on blogland makes with their products, I wish we had one. That fabric is pretty, and I am sure many people who don't know how to sew can use your tutorial! I use Stitch Witchery to hem pants all the time, even though I do know how to sew. Great stuff, isn't it? Thank you for sharing your project at my party.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty!

Stacey said...

Very nice - easy way to update the look of a pillow!
Thanks for sharing at my party - I am glad you came by!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for coming to this week's Your Cozy Home Party. Hope you will come next week, too. Since you are a newbie I will gently remind you that each weeks item is supposed to be a new post. That way we get to see fresh new ideas each week. Not to worry this time, it's fine. Hope you are having a good week.----------- Shannon

Elyse said...

So sorry Shannon. I read that specific rule and either thought I didn't link this one last week or I meant to link it elsewhere. I was working on several parties at once. Thanks for the reminder.

Emily B said...

Those look great! I need to get some of that hem tape since I don't have a sewing machine but there's tons of pillows and such I want to make.

~em at small girl, big world

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What a fabulous idea and fabulous tutorial! And I love the fabric you chose.

Thanks so much for linking this up to Pillowpalooza!



thistlewoodfarm said...

Great tutorial! I love the no sew idea! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to the PillowPalooza party!