One of the quickest and cheapest ways to update a family room or a living room is to change the throw pillows. If you haven’t changed yours because sewing isn’t your thing, then try one of these super simple no sew pillow projects.
Slipcover Your Pillows
Slipcovers are one way to change your pillows. To calculate the amount of fabric that you need to make slipcovers, measure the form of the pillow. Then, increase the measurement by an inch to allow for the seams. To figure out the length, multiply the width by two. Be sure to add another 3 or 4 inches to overlap the fabric at the back of the pillow. Heat up your iron and fold the material down ½ inch on each side. Then, iron the fold flat. Begin this step with the long fabric ends first. Also, be sure to select the right setting based on the type of fabric that you purchased. Once the slipcover is complete, you won’t be able to see the long ends, but the short ends will be visible. To give it a professional appearance, flip the shorter sides down an additional ½ of an inch and iron them flat. Use fusible bonding web to adhere the ends together. Set the pillow in the center of the material and fasten the parts that are overlapping. Measure the fusible bonding web and position it between the seams. Close up the slipcover by ironing the seams. You’ll find unique material at Fabric. Not only are the fabric options unique, they are also affordable.
No sew pillows that you can DIY include knot pillows. To make a knot pillow, purchase enough material to wrap around a pillow three times. Lay the fabric down flat and place the pillow in the center. Fold one side of the material over to the center of the pillow. Then, do the same with the opposite side. Fold the material across both sides of the pillow into a triangle just as you would when wrapping a present. Tie the two sides together. Head to Inside Stores to shop for stylish fabrics.
If you have t-shirts that are too precious to toss out, then recycle them as pillow covers. To turn an old t-shirt into a pillow project, lay the shirt down flat with the graphic-side facing up. Pin both sides of the shirt together. Then, cut around the graphic, taking steps to leave as much fabric around the picture as possible. Fold the shirt into fours and cut out a square through the layers. Unfold the shirt and cut strips. You’ll then need to knot the strips around the pillow, closing it up so that you can stuff it with old fabric or batting.
No sew pillow project ideas came from Amy Creative Side.