These Easy No-Sew Pillows will show you how simple it is to create and customize pillows for your home decor. No more buying throw pillows when you can make it using Fabric Glue.
If there is an easy way or quicker way to do something I am all for it and these No-Sew Pillows are the perfect example. I mean if you love sewing, by all means, go for it but I have zero patience hence using fabric glue is the way to go for me.
I used a throw blanket to make these pillows but you could, of course, use any fabric. I have seen some people even repurpose old shirts, collar shirts, etc to make pillows.
But anyways these pretty no-sew pillow covers will literally make you want to make thousands of pillows, it’s that simple
Tutorial For DIY No-Sew Throw Blanket Pillows
So for these Pillows covers, I decided to use a throw blanket that no one was using in our home. I honestly don’t even remember where I got it from or maybe we got it for free. Regardless it was about to be transformed into throw pillow covers.
I don’t really trust myself with cutting a perfect square so I used an old pillow cover as a template.
I placed it on top of the blanket, then folded the blanket on top of the cover to start snipping away (I also have a video tutorial done below which will make much more sense than me trying to type it out and failing to explain)
This is a no-sew method so I was trying to avoid as much cutting which meant that only three out of the four sides needed glue with this method.
I honestly didn’t use any specific measurement, the only thing I did was cut the blanket equally in two parts so as to make two pillows.
You can use fabric glue if you have that on hand but I didn’t so the next best option was to use E6000.
The way you glue the sides is inside out because when the cover will be dry we have to flip it out which results in the right side facing outwards.
Apply glue all around the three sides of the pillow and leaving a gap on one of the side pillow stuffing.
Press down the fabric firmly for a few mins and let it dry overnight.
The next day I turned the pillow inside out (please watch the video, this will make much more sense)
Remember the gap we left, now was the time to fill it up.
I liked to really plump up my pillows so add as much filling to make it nice and taut.
I had an extra pillow from my guest bedroom that no one was using and used all of the stuffing to add to these throw pillow covers.
Time to seal the opening which I did by using the same E6000 glue.
This was a little harder as there was so much stuffing making it difficult to keep the fabric together while drying out.
The best solution is to use any sort of clip and clip it in place until it dries.
The glue is really strong so don’t think if you aren’t sewing these pillows it won’t work.
It works just as good if not better.
So the blanket I showed you initially had these strings/ braids at the end which I wasn’t going to waste away.
I decided to make a design out of it for the front part of the pillow since it was looking a little plain for my taste.
I cut two pieces that measured the entire length of the pillow.
To add some more color and design to it I decided to use some white Yarn, braid it and then glue it in the middle.
I know it’s looking rather rough right now. Not really a throw pillow I would like to own.
But I had a solution.
I combed through the strings with my fingers and decided on a Herringbone pattern with half of it facing upwards and half of it facing the opposite direction.
To keep the strings in place I used my hot glue gun and individually glued on each and every one of the strings.
This just have been the most time-consuming part of the whole project but well worth it.
And it was the last step so I was more than happy to invest my time into it.
Here is the final result.
Not bad at all for repurposing an entire throw blanket and turning it into pillows.
What do you guys think?