Have you tried making a no sew pillow cover? This is a project I’ve been meaning to try for a while. This No Sew Pillow Cover for Spring is a budget friendly and easy way to change out the look of pillows for seasonal decor.
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It’s time for this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Erlene from My Pinterventures. This is always a fun blog hop with tons of great ideas and loads of creativity shared! It’s great to find a pin and give it your own spin. This year, each month will have a theme and February”s theme is spring. We’re jumping ahead a little and dreaming of warm spring day. Start crafting now to be ready for the season! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the post for lots more Pinterest inspired organization ideas.
I’ve had a few of these saved to Pinterest for a while. Most of them use a similar technique of folding to make the pillow cover. I closely followed the directions of this Pin from Organize Your Stuff Now.
DIY No Sew Pillow Cover for Spring
I will say that I wish I had chosen a different fabric. While I love the look of linen, it’s not the best to use for making crisp folds. If I do another one, I’ll choose a different fabric for it.
The first step is to cut the fabric into a square. I bought a yard of fabric and then measured and cut it into a 36″ x 36″ square.
Steps for Making a No Sew Pillow Cover
After measuring and cutting the fabric, place it on a flat surface, making a diamond. Add the pillow to the center. Fold the corner over the pillow and tuck the point underneath to create a straight line.
Repeat the fold from the top of the diamond, again tucking it beneath the fabric. Fold the sides of the fabric as if you are wrapping a gift.
Bring the two side pieces together to the center of the pillow and tie in a knot. Use a right over left, then a left over right knot. Tuck the excess fabric under the folds.
I wanted to add a little bit of spring color to my pillow cover. To do that, I measured a strip of green ribbon around the pillow. It’s tucked under the knot and pulled around to the back. Using a small strip of Velcro holds it in place.
After adding the ribbon, smooth out the folds and tuck in any fabric that isn’t sitting quite right. This is the point at which I wished I had used a different fabric. Linen isn’t the easiest to tuck and fold.
Given how easy this is to make, I was happy enough with how it turned out and it goes well with the simple St. Patrick’s Day decor I’m making this year.
I’m going to be looking for some pretty fabric with an Easter design on it to change the look. Since this is a no sew pillow cover, changing its look will be quick and easy!
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DIY No Sew Pillow Cover with Ribbon
Supply List for No Sew Pillow Cover
- Linen Fabric 1 yard cut to 36″ x 36″
- Old Pillow – Mine was a 15″ pillow
For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge Hosts, check out the links below.
My Pinterventures • Domestic Deadline • Across the Blvd
Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts • Farm Girl Reformed • Slices of Life
Decorate and More with Tip • Mom Home Guide • Purple Hues and Me
Intelligent Domestications • Sew Crafty Crochet • Life Beyond the Kitchen
Modern on Monticello • Sum of Their Stories • Love My Little Cottage
EyeLoveKnots • Create with Cynthia • This Autoimmune Life
Check out more creative spring crafts & decor ideas by visiting the co-hosts.
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