I’ve made many no-sew pillows before. I have usually adhered the sides together using fusible webbing tape. Easy peasy! But today I’m sharing how to make a no-sew pillow by gluing it together with a hot glue gun! Yup!!! Works perfectly! I’m thinking I just might be making all of my pillows this way from now on. It was so much more than easy! And the best part is that even if you are not crafty or a sewer or handy or a diy’er you can make this pillow! And it will look amazing! So let’s make a 10 minute, no-sew pillow with glue!
Today is 10 MINUTE DECOR, the spring edition. Please make sure to check out the great and easy spring ideas at the bottom of this post!
I know it’s 10 MINUTE DECORATING today. And I thought I would be able to make this pillow in that amount of time but in full disclosure, it really took me about 20 minutes to make! But I had to figure it all out so it took a little longer. I bet you can make this pillow under my time because I have such detailed directions for you!
Spring is a great time to put away all your heavy pillows and bring out light, pretty patterned pillows that are perfect for spring! So let’s make pillows that work with our spring decor!
I can’t tell you how easy this pillow is to make!!! A group of my friends was talking about pillows and someone asked if we thought a pillow cover could be glued together. And a lightbulb went on! So I gave it a try and now I know you can!
I used an old curtain that I had been hanging on to for quite awhile. I love the linen fabric and the medallion motif.
Any size pillow can be made. Here’s the formula for cutting the pillow fabric…
Pillow Length: Measure the pillow from top to bottom. Multiply that number x 2 and add 7 inches.
Pillow Width: Measure the pillow width and add 1/2 inch.
It’s probably easier to make a standard size pillow form.
To make the pillow…
Put the pillow fabric wrong side up on a flat surface and follow the directions below. I make diagrams for this diy because it was hard to see the right side and the wrong side of the fabric in the photos.
Now that you have the finished the top and bottom edges that will become the edges of the enclosure flaps, let’s go on!
Fold the fabric according to the image below. You can hand fold them or iron them. These folds will be very helpful. Fold the fabric in half and iron or hand fold. From the center line, going towards the top of the fabric, measure 1/2 the length of the pillow and mark the length by folding it. Iron it or hand fold it.
Measure from the center line towards the bottom of the fabric 1/2 the length of the pillow and mark the bottom length by folding it. Iron or hand fold it.
Now let’s get gluing! Following the diagram below and glue the left and right sides together using the picture below as a guide. Glue a couple inches at a time laying down a continuous line of hot glue. Press the fabric together with your fingers as you go and make sure there are no gaps in the glue. Reglue if any gaps appear! You will end up with a pocket of sorts.
Now fold up the bottom of the fabric stopping at the bottom fold line of the pillow. The top finished edge and some fabrics of the first pocket that was made will be covered over by the fabric that was just folded up!
Using the diagram below glue both sides of the fabric like you did above. Now you will have another pocket. Follow the image below.
Turn the fabric right side out . TA-DA! We have just made a pillow!!!
So so easy and pretty!
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