How To Make a No Sew Pillow Cover
One of the ways I like to change the look of my rooms is by switching pillow covers. It is amazing to me how a room can look dramatically different just by changing them. ”But I don’t sew” or “But I don’t own a sewing machine” are the answers I get from friends when I suggest this solution in their quest for a low budget make over in a room. Because of this, I decided to do a tutorial for a no sew pillow cover. I promise it is so easy.
Here is the list of things you will need:
1. Pillow (I prefer to use down filled pillows as they don’t clump . You simply fluff them out and you have a full pillow again.)
2. Fabric of your choice (prewash it so you don’t have to worry about shrinkage later on)
3. Iron with a steamer
4. Dritz Stitch Witchery Fusible Bonding Web
6. Measuring tape
1. The first thing I do is measure my pillow from end to end. As you can tell from my pillow, it’s a square one. I also fluff it out so that I cut the right amount of fabric. My pillow measures 20 inches across. This means that I will add 1 inch for hemming all around.
2. Next, cut the fabric measuring 21 inches wide by 42 inches long.
3. Now let me introduce you to Dritz Stitch Witchery (Fusible Bonding Web). This is what I used when I didn’t own a sewing machine and wanted to do simple sewing jobs like hemming a curtain or make this no sew pillow cover. It measures about 1/2 inch wide and look like this out of the package.
4. Fold the fabric as shown below about the same width as the stitch witchery. Place the fusible web on top and fold one more time. The stitch witchery is in between fabric layers.
5. Iron with steam on. If you do not have a steam iron, you may cover it with a damp cloth and iron over it. Direction on back of the package is very easy to follow. You will do this on all 4 sides of the fabric.
and you will end up with this
6. With right side of the fabric facing you, you will fold the fabric, overlapping each other until you get a measurement of about 20 inches by 20 inches.
7. Place the stitchery web in between the overlapping areas, as pictured.
8. Iron with steam on and you will end up with this
9. You now have two open ends together. We are almost there. Hang with me!
Next step is to fuse together both open ends. I like to work in small areas for better ironing control so I cut approximately 4 inches of stichery web and placed it in between the opening. Again, steam iron the area.
This is what you will end up with after fusing both ends.
10. Turn your finished pillow cover inside out and YOU ARE DONE!
Time to stuff in the pillow.
Here are pictures of other pillows I made using this method
Enjoy your No Sew Pillow Cover!
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