I have always wanted to learn to sew, or sew well. This is one area where I tense up instead of relaxing when crafting. So, no sew pillow cases for me! Here I will show you how to make your own decorative no sew pillow cover so you can decorate your throw pillows for the different seasons or holidays!
SuppLIES YOU WILL NEED
You will need to the following supplies to make your own no sew pillow cover.
- Travel size pillow insert. These are available at Amazon and Walmart
- Decorative kitchen towel of your choice. I found mine at Hobby Lobby, Marshalls and TJ Max. Hobby Lobbys holiday kitchen towels are normally 40% off.
- Velcro hook and loop tape roll
- Fabric Hot Glue and glue gun
The first step in how to make your own no sew pillow cover is to gather your supplies and heat up your glue gun.
My very first no sew pillows I used regular hot glue to “sew” them together. This worked out pretty well, however, I am careful when it comes to washing them. I use the delicate cycle in the washer and air dry only. They have held up very well under this care.
With fabric hot glue, you can use lukewarm water in the washer and air dry according to package instructions.
Lay your kitchen towel down and then fold the longest ends over onto each other, so your towel is folded in half. Make sure that the backside, not the frontside, is facing out to start out with.
The next step on how to make your no sew pillow cover is to decide which of the short ends you want to be the opening of your pillow cover.
I then start with the velcro set. This comes in two rolls, hook and loop. I lay one of these on the short side of my kitchen towel to measure how long it should be and cut my first strip. I then use this to cut the other half of the velcro set.
The velcro set has a paper backing that will be removed before being applied to the fabric and it is very tacky.
Since the travel pillow will fit snuggly into these pillow covers, I decided to reinforce the velcro with fabric hot glue.
I follow the seam of the towel and apply an even line of hot glue and immediately apply the tacky side, with the paper backing removed, of one of the velcro pieces.
Once this is secure, flip the kitchen towel over and repeat the same process with the other half of the velcro set.
When this is completed, we will now open up the kitchen towel and carefully fold it again, however, the right side will now be facing out and the velcro set will be sticking to each other.
The final step in creating the no sew pillow cover is to glue the remaining open sides.
Here, do your best to line up the corners of the towel and lay it flat. If you notice any areas that are longer than another, you may need to adjust the kitchen towel and how it’s going to lay.
Out of all the kitchen towels I bought this month, for this project, I only had two that were cut wonky. Thankfully!
As before, I use the seam of the kitchen towel as a guide to where I apply the hot glue. I start from a corner and work three to five inches at a time. Applying hot glue and pushing the fabric into it and letting it set for a few seconds before moving on.
Hot glue cools quickly, so this is why we work in three to five inch increments.
Once you have the two remaining sides glued and they are cool or cured, you can work you travel pillow into your new pillow cover!
Click Below to see how I made my own Pillow Covers from a kitchen towel!
I have already stocked up on Christmas Kitchen Towels and I will be keeping my eye out for new ideas when Valentines Day and Easter come around!
Hope you are following me on Pinterest, because I plan to share with you my holiday kitchen towel pillow covers projects over the next few months!
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Have a great week and happy crafting!