How to Make a No-Sew Pillow Cover in Minutes!
I got tired of seeing my same-ole-same-ole couch in the living room and needed a quick and easy way to upgrade. That’s when I decided to show you How To Make A No-Sew Pillow Cover In Minutes! Nothing against my current living room decor, but after a while, even the most fancy and awesome furniture gets kind of boring. But changing up a throw pillow or two can really change the whole vibe.
This DIY isn’t just restricted to couch pillows, though. No, you can use a fun no-sew pillow on your bed, on an outdoor seat, or anything. You can even use this same pattern to make floor pillows. There are no restrictions. You could just make a couple of pillow covers for every season. Or a pillow cover for a special occasion. Basically, this is a great way to change up your decor in just a few quick minutes (and for a lot less than buying a new couch!).
All it takes is a little bit of fabric and a few minutes. Just get your scissors and let’s get to making this no-sew pillow cover!
What You’ll Need:
- 5/8 yard Fabric (54″ width)
- Fabric Fusion Fabric Glue (or similar)
- 1 – 18-inch Throw Pillow
- Ruler or Tape Measure
- Iron, optional
- Rotary cutter & mat (optional)
How To Make A No-Sew Pillow Cover In Minutes!
To make your no-sew pillow covers, start by cutting the following from your fabric: 1 – 20×20 square for a front panel and 2 – 13×20 rectangles for left and right panels.
Fold over ¼ inches of the overlap edges of each of the left and right panels and, using the fabric fusion, glue those down. If you have difficulty getting this edge straight and narrow, you can iron the hem line down.
Lay the left and right panels on top of the front panel, right sides facing, making sure to line up the corners.
Next in this how to make a no-sew pillow cover tutorial, place a thin layer of fabric fusion along the edge of each of the outer edges to join the front panel to the left and right panels.
Allow the fabric glue to dry completely. This is usually about 30 minutes. If you’re having trouble keeping the fabric together, you can use pins or even binder clips to hold it in place.
Turn the pillow case right side out and tuck the throw pillow inside, then toss it on your couch and enjoy!
Isn’t that insanely easy?! Now that you know how to make a no-sew pillow cover in minutes, you’ll love being able to quickly and simply change the whole look of your living room by just changing the throw pillows on the couch. I’ll be honest, if I can find a remnant at the craft store that’s close enough to a full yard, I’m going to snag it because having a few options for no-sew pillows is fantastic to just have on hand to switch out if I get the desire.
But what else could we do with these fun no-sew pillows?
What Can You Do With No-Sew Pillows?
Now, I went through a short and quick list about what you can do with these no-sew pillows. But, frankly, I am so in love with this easy tutorial, I’ve been brainstorming a few ways to really spruce up other areas with a new throw pillow using this tutorial.
Some of my favorite ideas are to create a book nook stuffed with pillows for the kids, adding several throw pillows to our bed (with these removable pillow cases that can be washed, that would be so neat to match EVERY comforter I have!), or even to make a couple of floor pillows for our porch so the kids can enjoy reading this fall outside.
Tips for Buying Fabric for your No-Sew Pillow Covers
Frankly, one of the biggest obstacles for making a ton of pillows for me in the past has been the cost of the fabric. So, I have been investigating how to find cheap fabric that I’ll really love for these no-sew pillows.
The best tricks I’ve found are:
- Buying the fabric off-season. Often, when the craft stores have leftover fabrics from a specific season, they’ll list them at deep discounts during the opposite season to clear out for next year. So, if you can shop six months ahead, you can usually find something perfect for much less.
- Looking in the remnants section first. There isn’t always a full yard of fabric available in the remnant section, often these fabric leftovers are less than a half yard. But sometimes, you can find a really good deal on a yard of fabric that has a small flaw or is a discontinued fabric.
- Checking the sale fabric. Most craft stores have a bin that is always “on sale”. They just swap out the available fabric bolts. So, every time you walk into the craft store, make a bee-line for the sale bin and just check to see your options.
- Shop online in the clearance section. Before you hit the store, though, check the online clearance section. Sometimes, you can find some fabrics there that are perfect that you won’t even find in the store.
If you loved learning how to make a no-sew pillow cover in minutes like I did, but you still haven’t found the perfect fabric for your no-sew pillows, just pin this to your favorite easy DIY ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it again quickly when you’re ready! Be sure to tag us on social media as we love seeing what our readers make and seeing the fabric they choose!
- Cut the following from your fabric: 1 - 20x20 square for a front panel, 2 - 13x20 rectangles for left and right panels.
- Fold over ¼ inches of the overlap edges of each of the left and right panels and, using the fabric fusion, glue those down.
- Lay the left and right panels on top of the front panel, right sides facing, lining up the corners.
- Place a thin layer of fabric fusion along the edge of each of the outer edges to join the front panel to the left and right panels.
- Allow the fabric glue to dry completely.
- Turn the pillow case right side out and tuck the throw pillow inside.
- Enjoy your new look!
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