NO-SEW RIBBON PILLOW COVER
I’ve been thinking about making a no-sew pillow cover made with ribbons for awhile! I had pretty, French-inspired ribbon that was just too pretty to leave on the spool. The pillow cover took a couple hours to make and it actually turned out much prettier than I had hoped! Yay! I love when that happens!!! This is an easy diy even for the beginner crafter!
This post contains affiliate links. That means when you click on some of the links in this post and you make a purchase I earn a small commission at no cost to you. All my opinions are my own.
Don’t you love any project begin with the words NO-SEW? There is not one stitch of sewing today and the pillow is just so fabulous!!! Seriously, I don’t mean to brag but this pillow is my all-time favorite diy! I hope you will make it too!
My family raids my decorating stash and I’m going to have to hide this pillow or make a couple for everyone! It’s that pretty!!!!
The ribbon is supposed to look like ribbons on the pillow and not just striped fabric. The beauty of this pillow is the ribbons!
And the bows! Who does not love a couple pretty bows to add detail to a pillow?
I used a 20 inch pillow and a 20 inch pillow insert.
With just a few items and a couple hours you can make this pretty no-sew pillow cover too!
- plain pillow cover (see mine HERE)
- ribbon (see it HERE ) The other ribbon is out of stock right now- sorry!
- fusible webbing (see it HERE)
- straight pins
- pillow insert
Use any pretty ribbon to make this pillow!
Here are a couple tips for picking out the best ribbon for this pillow diy…
- choose ribbon fabric that will hold up to heat
- use a combination of wired and non-wired ribbon
- ribbon of different sizes look best
- cotton ribbon works great for this project
MAKING THE NO-SEW PILLOW COVER
The first thing I did was iron the pillow cover.
Then I laid lengths of ribbon across the pillow leaving about a 2-inch overhang on each side. kept two ribbons extra long to make the ties. You can see them better in the images below.
When I was happy with how I laid the ribbons out I pinned them to the pillow cover. I could not find my straight pins so I ended up using safety pins. Necessity is the mother of invention! LOL!
I cut the ribbons that would be used for the bow about 16 inches longer than the pillow cover.
I carefully fused each piece of ribbon to the pillow cover with fusible webbing. Please follow the directions on the back of the package.
I have no natural light in my laundry room so the picuture quality isn’t the best. Sorry!
In the image below I picked up the length of ribbon that had been pinned and laid down a strip of fusible webbing tape.
I then put the ribbon back in place over the tape and pressed it according to the package directions.
I continued to fuse the ribbon to the front of the pillow cover until I had fused all the ribbons in place.
The more you pay attention to fusing the ribbon properly the better your pillow will turn out!
Now it was time to work on the back of the no-sew pillow cover and hide those overhanging ribbon ends.
I turned the pillow cover to the backside and pulled the ribbon ends around the back of the no-sew pillow cover and fused them down.
I also fused the end of the long ribbon (that will make the bow) to the back of the pillow cover too. Just like I did the other ends.
I cut the ends on the ribbons on the back of the pillow to be even.
Then I took a length of ribbon and fused it across the ends of the ribbon to the back of the pillow.
This made such a nice finished look.
I cut the long loops in half so I could tie them into bows.
I stuffed the pillow cover with an insert and tied the long ribbons into pretty bows!
That’s it! It’s such a simple no-sew pillow cover diy! Pick ribbons you love and make new pillows for your home!
I think you could also make this pillow using hot glue if you don’t want to use fusible webbing tape.
You might like these other no-sew projects…
NO SEW BURLAP TABLE RUNNER WITH FRINGE
What an interesting way to make a pillow,it turned out great ! Nice addition to your collection.
The ribbon is a 10 yard spool. How many should I order for a 20” pillow ? Thank you!
Great question, Mary! Just one. I only used about 15 feet.
This is so cute! I love your striped ribbon pillow.
This is BRILLIANT, Yvonne! Absolutely adorable!
Thanks, Janet! It looks even better in my great room!
What a great idea for using decorative ribbon, and the ties really add that special interior decorator’s touch. Looks great!
You had me at No-Sew and swooned me with those lovely ticking stripes and bows. So pretty!
Thank you for a great step by step tutorial. I LOVE the material you used, your pillow turned out gorgeous!
I love this idea Yvonne! I can pick up inexpensive pillow covers at IKEA and raid my stash of ribbon to make these! I can’t find room for anymore pillows but storing covers I have room for. My head is spinning with ideas ☺️