When it comes to creating a home that you love, you really want to think about the home decor items you want to incorporate (and ones that make you happy). For me that’s adding more pillows throughout my home. For example, on our beds, accent chairs, couch, and even our outdoor space. It’s one thing that I promised myself I would be better about since I can’t tell you the last time I bought a decorative pillow. But that changes today! Except I’m not buying a pillow. I’m creating no sew pillow covers for pillow inserts I already have.
What’s the benefit of creating or purchasing only pillow covers? You can switch out your pillows easily and it doesn’t require a large amount of storage space. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any room to store pillows that aren’t being used for the current season. That’s why I’m showing you how to create your own set of no sew pillow covers. And to top it all off, I’m using napkins from Target’s One Spot which means I only spent $6 total for two pillow covers. Target is still carrying these blue and white napkins but the winter themed napkins are starting to arrive (which make cute pillows also).
Let’s do this!
Two 16″ cloth napkins in a pattern of your choice || 14″ pillow insert || Scissors || Iron || Iron on adhesive (like Heat’n Bond)
Step 1: Turn your iron on to a medium-high setting. While it’s heating up, cut one of your napkins down the center.
Step 2: Place the other napkin pattern side up on a flat surface. Align the two pieces you cut, pattern side down, on top of the napkin on the flat surface. Make sure the two halves overlap slightly and that all the sides are lined up evenly.
Step 3:Peel back the long edge of one of the halves. Place the iron adhesive tape along the edge of napkin that’s on the bottom. Fold the top napkin back down on top of the adhesive tape to make sure the tape is concealed. Lift the top napkin back up and using the iron, fuse the tape to the bottom napkin. Make sure to follow the package instructions for your adhesive tape.
Step 4: Allow the fabric to completely cool and peel the paper liner off the tape. Place the top napkin on top of the tape and fuse the two pieces together using the iron following the package instructions.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 with the other sides of the napkins.
Step 7: Once all of the sides have been fused together with the tape, flip the pillow case right side out. Insert your pillow into your brand new cover!
In just a few easy steps, you can create a no sew pillow cover using napkins. So, the next time you’re in the Target One Spot or browsing your favorite store, keep an eye out for cotton napkins with gorgeous patterns. Since I already had the pillow inserts, this project cost me under $10 to complete. And now I have cute little pillows for my breakfast nook that I can continue to switch out.
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Angela Hall says
I was searching pillows on the internet today and saw your blog which stopped me to read it. Nice Blog.
I’m thrilled that you stopped by!
I was asking for a sewing machine for Christmas so I can make tons of pillows,but maybe I dont need it after all. Great idea, thanks for sharing!! Now to go make 100 pillows…
I know, right!? Give me all the no-sew pillows! So glad you stopped by and enjoyed the post!
L △ U R △ says
These are so cute! And so simple!
I didn’t even know they did iron on adhesive. You could make tonnes of these in whatever style you like.
I’ve got to try this – thanks so much for sharing!
Laura ¦ http://www.laurahasablog.co.uk
What a great quick fix!
Super quick! Thanks for stopping by!
this is the cutest!! i can’t wait to try it out xo
Thank you! Let me know how it goes!
Katie J says
That’s such a good idea! I’m constantly wanting new pillows for my living room too!
Yes!! And it’s an inexpensive way to switch and/or add pillows.
yenyen s. says
really cool idea especially for me who’s still an amateur at sewing.
And sometimes sewing just takes so long!
Meghan R says
This is a great idea! I may have to start looking for napkins to do this with 🙂
Yes! I’m always keeping my eye out for napkins with fun patterns now.