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No sew pillow covers...use my tips to avoid a FAIL

Updated on July 28, 2013

I thought I'd try the no sew pillow covers. Seems easy enough, fabric, a glue gun and scissors. While I'm pretty happy with my finished product, here is a little advice to make yours even better!

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Materials needed

  • Ruler/ measuring tape
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Sharp scissors
  • Fabric
  • Pillow
  • Iron

How I did it (and what I should have done)

  1. Cut your fabric to cover the pillow, using the pillow as a guide. Two squares were cut for this pillow. (Here is were the tape measure comes in handy. Measure it rather than eyeball it and leave 3-5 inches extra along each edge.)
  2. When cutting the fabric, use sharp scissors. (AND straight cuts! It will matter in the end.)
  3. You want to make sure the right side which will show is facing out. Iron your fabric, make seams along each edge. I didn't want my pillow cover snug so I made it a little larger than the pillow. (This worked great!)
  4. Add hot glue in the seams, this is your 'thread'. (Do it in a really straight line.)
  5. Glue both pieces of fabric together leaving the top open for the pillow.
  6. I want to be able to remove this cover so I added velcro along the top. (If you do this add more glue to the velcro.)

You are seeing both squares.  I used two pieces of fabric and tried to make sure they were the same size.   I didn't measure.  You should because after step 4, I had to cut more fabric off.
You are seeing both squares. I used two pieces of fabric and tried to make sure they were the same size. I didn't measure. You should because after step 4, I had to cut more fabric off. | Source
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This highlites the importance of measuring.  That actually isn't two squares...but good for a first try ?
This highlites the importance of measuring. That actually isn't two squares...but good for a first try ? | Source
Finally.  Add the velcro.  You can skip this step but I intend to wash the pillow covers and maybe make more...thus the velcro.
Finally. Add the velcro. You can skip this step but I intend to wash the pillow covers and maybe make more...thus the velcro.

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