Make-it: Quick and Easy No-Sew Pillow Cover

Hi Lovelies,

Well, it’s Tuesday and I’m making something. I fear that “Make-it Monday” may soon lose it’s moniker. Nevertheless, I stumbled upon this Pinterest post earlier, and knew that I had to try this one, too. Long ago, I bought a “bed in a bag” which included a grey throw pillow that I thought I would never use in 1,000 years. You see, I’m quite the “violent” sleeper. I’m not sure why, but on more than one occasion I’ve awaken in the morning with the bed completely stripped of all blankets and pillows. In fact, my roommate loves to recall the time I apparently stood up in the middle of the night and threw all of my bed linens and pillows into the hallway, as if I were absolutely furious. Of course, I don’t remember a thing – but you get the idea.

Anywho, I’ve had a really cute piece of Riley Blake fabric hidden in my stash for a long time. It’s from the “Witch Hazel” range, and it’s absolutely adorable. Challenge accepted.

Project precautions: Um, I’m not even sure I can think of any. Seriously – no scissors, no sewing, no heat. Wait! I’ve got one! When you’re tying the knot in the pillow, be careful not to get your finger stuck in the bow like they do on TV. I think I remember this one time when Uncle Jessie got his hand stuck in a present on Full House. Oh, that John Stamos – lol.

nosewpillowcover 001

This is seriously all you need.

nosewpillowcover 005

Stick the pillow in the middle of the fabric.

nosewpillowcover 006

Fold up the bottom.

nosewpillowcover 007

Fold down the top.

nosewpillowcover 008

Fold the top seam under so you don’t see the frayed bits of the fabric.

nosewpillowcover 011

Bring the ends together like you’re wrapping a present.

nosewpillowcover 012

Pull it just like you do when you start to tie a shoe.

nosewpillowcover 013

My fabric wasn’t long enough, so I ended up just tucking my ends under and securing them with an anchor stitch (BUT YOU SAID NO SEWING!!). If you fabric is longer you can tie a full knot and wrap the ends around the middle to make the whole thing look like a cute little bow-tie in the original pin. Have you checked out the original pin yet? What are you waiting for?! Go check it out!

nosewpillowcover 014

I don’t know about you, but I seriously think this is pretty cute.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Make-it: Quick and Easy No-Sew Pillow Cover

  1. Melissa says:

    Wow. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Got some incredible fabric super cheap at a yard sale. I bought the pillow form and some binding tape but this might be even better. Thank you.

    Like

  2. magnetically aesthetic says:

    Hi there!

    Thank you so much for following my blog 🙂 I am starting to follow yours too! Your blog looks awesome and can’t wait to see what else you will post next, especially your Make-It DIY posts!

    Sincerely,
    Belinda
    magneticallyaesthetic.wordpress.com

    Like

  3. pbodwell says:

    Wow, I have a pillow form and have been wondering when I’d have time to sew a cover. This is too easy. I could see tying it sort of decorative too or maybe getting a cool pin to pin it. I may have a pillow sooner than I think.

    Like

    • freshcutky says:

      Awesome! I was thinking that the pillow would be seriously cute if I were to put a button in the middle of the center bow. The great thing about this is that, if you don’t like it – you can just untie it 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s