I came upon a post on a random blog (I can’t even remember where now, it was a long time ago) about making curtains without sewing. Since I don’t own a sewing machine this REALLY appealed to me! I need new curtains so bad! Eventually I will get to making those curtains, but for the time being I decided to try making pillows. It came out so well and I am so excited to show you this very easy technique!
The things you will need are: (makes 2 pillows)
1 yard fabric
1 package or roll of Steam a Seam (can be found at most craft stores)
2 12oz packages of Polyfill
Here are the directions:
1. Cut the fabric in half (whichever way is fine)
2. Once you have the two halves cut them in half again, you should have 4 pieces (quarters)
3. If you use the sheets of Steam a Seam, cut them in to strips about 1 inch thick and out line one of the quarters with it, peeling one side and sticking it to the fabric (face up). Leave a small spot where you will be able to turn the pillow fabric out to the correct side.
4. After the Steam a Seam is securely placed on one of the quarters, peel off the other side and line up a second quarter (pattern side down) and smooth out, making sure that both fabric quarters are secure.
5. Now you are going to take the iron (follow the directions on the Steam a Seam you purchase) and on the cotton setting iron around the edges, “sewing” the edges together securely. Just tug a little to make sure that the seams attached.
6. After the two quarters are ironed and attached you need to find the spot you left open and turn the fabric inside out so that the patterned side is now outside.
7. Once the fabric is all turned out, take one bag of Polyfill and taking small chunks at a time, stuff the pillow, the full bag of 12 oz should fit in the pillow
8. Once the pillow is all stuffed you need to seal the hole where you were stuffing, cut a small piece of Seam a Steam (make sure it is big enough to cover the entire length of the hole) and attached to the fabric. Then using the iron iron over the spot sealing the hole (this will be a little difficult since the pillow is stuffed but it is doable).
I love the way these look and I highly encourage you to give this no sew pillow a shot!