The easiest pillow you will ever make is not sewn together. It’s hot glued together! Yes, and it turns out fabulously! It will probably take you longer to read the directions and cut out the fabric than make the pillow! It’s that easy. I took an old pair of curtains and made a few pillows for my guest bedroom. Even if you are not crafty you can make this no-sew pillow!
Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about FIXING DECORATING DECORATING BLUNDERS. We all make them, it’s just a part of decorating! So let us tell you how to fix them.
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Making a pillow by gluing it together will open up so many possibilities for you! I was saving a pair of old linen curtains for a project but did not know which project until I decided to glue a pillow together.
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!
You can use the formula below to make any size pillow. My next venture will be a lumbar! Just adjust the formula to work with the size pillow you want!
Here’s the formula for cutting the pillow below…
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 pillow that will fit into 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.
Guess what? You made a pillow! Once you do one any pillow can be made!
Can you see why this is the easiest pillow you will ever make?
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