I love making pillow covers and have recently been making ones that are completely removable so I can change them out with the seasons, or my mood (whichever comes first).
If you don’t have a sewing machine, or do have one and don’t know how/don’t want to use it then this tutorial is for you! There is no sewing involved at all.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric place mat
- Seam ripper
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Pillow form
Step 1: Find a cloth place mat that is double sided (meaning that the place mat should be made up of two different fabrics stitched together).
Step 2: Use a seam ripper and rip the seam on one of the short sides of the place mat.
Step 3: Measure the short edge of the place mat (the one you just worked on) and cut your Velcro accordingly.
Step 4: Warm up that glue gun!
The pillow form I had on hand was a little bit smaller than my placemat pillow cover but I made it work.
Close up the pillow case by just pushing the two Velcro edges together.
That’s it! Wasn’t that easy??? And now when I want to change the pillow cover I just open up the Velcro and slip it off.
I don’t normally substitute hot glue for real stitching, but I knew that the Velcro is this pillow cover wouldn’t get very much action so it should hold up!
Now let’s play a little game called “Guess Which Side Is The One Closed Up With Velcro?”
What’s your guess????
Well, it’s the right side! Hard to tell, isn’t it?
I love my new no-sew pillow cover and I think it look great with the sunny yellow pot on my bar stool turned plant stand.
What about you all…Have you ever made a pillow cover out of a placemat? Have you ever used cloth napkins to make one? That’s another cheap option too! Do you prefer no-sew or sewn pillow covers?
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