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.
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.
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.
Then I cut out some fabric, just enough to go around the pillow and then about 3” longer for the sides.
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.
For the sides I just folded the fabric in and glued it shut.
And that’s it! Super easy to make!
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.