You must know by now that I have a huge obsession with making throw pillows. They can be the “jewelry” of any room, and if you can make a throw pillow out of unique fabric, you can completely change the look of any room! I’ve shared quite a few different ways to make throw pillow covers with a sewing machine – the button closure method, the easy method & the piped and zippered method – but today I want to show you how to make a pillow cover even if you don’t have a sewing machine.
The big reveal of my One Room Challenge bedroom makeover is coming up tomorrow, and I used a couple of my favourite DIY no-sew pillows for the room. These linen grey + white stitched pillow covers were made with fabric, hem tape, my iron, and a little bit of hand sewing. I think they look pretty fabulous considering I didn’t use my sewing machine to make them!
To make pillow covers like this, I cut two squares of fabric that are the same size as my pillow form (these ones are 20″ wide and long). Then, I lay them right sides together, and slip some hem tape around the perimeter and between the two layers. I use Heat N’ Bond hem tape and I leave an opening of about 10″ on one side of the cover. Then, I fuse the layers together with a hot iron. Once the fabric has cooled, I flip the pillow cover right side out, stuff in the pillow insert, and then hand stitch the opening shut.
If you don’t have a sewing machine, or you’d rather not use one, this method is a great alternative!
Here’s a quick video on how to make a no-sew pillow cover:
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