Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
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).
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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