Thursday, April 25, 2013

No Sew Pillow

When I got done with the four pillows on my bed I felt like I needed another pillow, one that was smaller and a different shape.  I love the look of the “tootsie roll” pillows so I wanted to make one of those.  But I had no clue how to do it and didn’t know if I had enough sewing skills to do it, so I decided to whip out my trusty glue gun and make a no sew pillow. 
no sew pillow
This is how I made it:
I took an old pillow (a very dirty old pillow) that I had gotten for a pillow sham.  I have no need for  the sham and I didn’t want to throw away a decent pillow. 
no sew pillow (1)
I rolled the pillow (like a jelly roll) and then used some thick ribbon to keep it in place.  Yes I was making things up as I went along… I glued the ribbon together and then put a couple of hand stitches into the ribbon to make sure they stayed in place. 
no sew pillow (2)
Then I cut out some fabric, just enough to go around the pillow and then about 3” longer for the sides. 
no sew pillow (3)
I wrapped the pillow and glued the fabric directly onto the pillow.  Then I folded over the top fabric, glued it into place and put a few hand stitches here and there.
no sew pillow (4)
For the sides I just folded the fabric in and glued it shut. 
no sew pillow (5)
And that’s it!  Super easy to make!
no sew pillow (6)
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And there are my 5 pillows on my bed.  My kids love the new one, it’s just the right size to put under their heads when they are watching tv. 
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