Home décor can never be the same throughout the year. It changes with seasons and trends. But constantly upgrading your home furnishings to spice up your home space can be a daunting task. It involves investing a great deal of time, money and effort.

For those stressed with home décor up-gradation, we bring you innovative DIY ways to add colours to your home in no time and that too at a low budget.

DIY Pillows are small, easy and affordable. You can use old pillows as a form to make a new fresh gorgeous pillow. You only need to invest in dazzling upholstery fabric for the pillow cover.

This DIY pillow covers tutorial is especially for newbies with sewing hassles as it requires no sewing.

Let’s explore three new exciting DIY no-sew pillow cover designs:

DIY No-Sew Pillow Covers: Type 1 – Pillow Cover Design: FRINGE FLEECE DESIGN

Diy No Sew Pillow Cover

Material:

  • Two layers of fleece fabric each of ¾th yard dimension (two different solid colours; or one solid one printed pattern)
  • Scissors
  • Pillow Form/Old pillow

Method:

1. Custom Trims The Fabric

Lay the two fabric sheets on top of each other. Seat the pillow in the centre, on top of the material. Cut the extra fabric according to the pillow size leaving at least a 3” clearance on each side of the pillow.

2. Prepare Fringe Cuts

Trim the corners of the cut fabric. Cut fringes on the remaining material on each side. Each fringe should be about 3-4” long and ½ “wide.

3. Knot The Fringes

Pick one fringe from each fabric and tie firmly with the fringe on the opposite fabric. Continue tying the fringe knots till three sides of the pillowcase have been knotted.

4. Stuff The Pillow Form

Insert the form from the untied fringe side. After insertion, tie the fringes and securely knot fringes on the fourth side.

5. Fringe Finish

The pillow cover is now ready to use with the pillow within. Precisely trim the fringe edges to give the pillow a finishing look and uniformity.

Voila! Behold the birth of your fringe fleece DIY pillow.

DIY No-Sew Pillow Covers: Type 2 – Pillow Cover Design: KNOTTED EMBELLISHED GIFT WRAP DESIGN

Knotted Gift Wrap Design No Sew Pillow Cover

Material:

  • Upholstery fabric (size should be that of a door curtain; 3 times as wide as the pillow and two times the height, keep a few extra inches for clearance)
  • Safety pins
  • Rubber bands
  • Decorative flowers for embellishment (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun/ Fabric adhesive
  • Pillow Form/Old pillow

Method:

1. Centre Pillow On Fabric

Lay the fabric on a flat surface with the wrong side facing you. Place the pillow at the centre.

Fabric width: 3 times pillow width
Fabric Height: 2 times pillow height
Trim the fabric accordingly to get the required measurements.

2. Fold Top & Bottom Edges

Fold the fabric on the top half and bottom half of pillow height to overlap at the centre. Apply adhesive to tape the edges together.

3. Gift Wrap The Side Edges

Diagonally fold the edges neatly as if you are gift-wrapping the pillow. Do this on both sides. Bring the left side on top of the pillow and then the right side. Securely knot the ends together. Double knot it like a square knot and tuck the remaining ends into the sides of the fabric. Another method is to diagonally fold the corner edges of the side and pinch the remaining fabric to create folds. Clamp the folds together at the end with a rubber band. Repeat the same on the other side. Join/Tie the clamped ends together.

4. Embellishing The Knotted Centre

You can keep the centre knot as it is. Using rubber bands, use decorative flowers to pin at the centre with safety pins to conceal the rubber bands.

Ta-da, your fancy pillow has just been invented.

Thick fabric: Helps hold pillow shape better. Suitable for heavy use.
Thin fabric: Easy to use in a DIY project. But cannot sustain heavy use.

DIY No-Sew Pillow Covers: Type 3 – Pillow Cover Design: HEMMED design

No Sew Pillow Cover Hemmed Design

Material:

  • 2 Sheets of Upholstery fabric/Curtain fabric (2 same solid colours or two different colours; 1 solid colour & 1 printed pattern)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun/ Fabric adhesive or tape/ Heat n Bond tape
  • Iron (optional)
  • Pillow Form/Old pillow

Method:

1. Custom Trim The Fabric

Lay the two fabric sheets on top of each other. Seat the pillow in the centre, on top of the fabric. Cut the fabric as per the pillow size, leaving enough fabric clearance at the edges to create a hemmed edge. About 1-2” clearance is sufficient.

2. Glue Edges To Create A Seamed Look

Place the “right side” of the two fabrics facing each other. Place 1-2 strips of “Heat n bond tape” along the side edge about an inch away from the sides. Press the fabric pieces together and iron them over.

Let the fabric get hot enough to melt the tape. Let the melted tape dry for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can use fabric adhesive or hem fuse tape or a hot glue gun for this step. Glue the edges on three sides of the pillowcase, leaving the 4th side open for pillow form insertion. Turn the pillowcase inside out before insertion.

3. Insert Pillow Form

Stuff the pillow into the pillowcase from the open end.

4. Seal The Fourth-end Last

After insertion, fold the edges of the fourth side inside about an inch. Use the heat and bond tape to fuse the fourth edge completely.

Your pillow is now entirely sealed and ready to use!

“Re-invent your home with DIY pillows using upholstery fabric collection at Provincial Fabric House!”

Get Making Your DIY Pillow Covers

If you are looking for a way to recreate your space without spending a fortune, these DIY pillow covers are easy for anyone! You can turn your area into a brand new colour scheme with no sewing required!

We are always available to discuss any questions you may have, so please reach out to us.

Good luck and happy DIY-ing!

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