This project was a learning challenge for me and probably a big fail in some people’s eyes, but I learned a lot from trying this project and still ended up with some adorable pillows for my front room. So here is my attempt at no sew pillows using fabric glue.
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I don’t sew. I hate to admit that and hate that it is so true. I really need to take the classes I have talked about for years, but the truth is I don’t know how to load the bobbin on the sewing machine I do have so making some simple things like pillows for the new room can be a challenge. Especially if you are also trying to finish on the smallest budget possible. I had to improvise to complete these pillows.
I purchased this adorable fabric of dog prints – since this room is the main room for the dogs too – with the intent of finally learning how to operate my sewing machine. Nine months later and the fabric was still in the bag. So I headed to JoAnn’s and found an alternate solution by purchasing fabric glue called Unique Stitch.
I have never used fabric glue before but it was worth a try.
First thing I did was lay out the fabric and measure squares to cut to fit the 16 inch pillow inserts I purchased. I cut two 16 x 16 inch pieces for the front of the pillows, and four 10 x 16 pieces to create the back pieces with a opening in the middle to insert the pillow form.
To make the pillow cover, you just lay the fabric pieces together, decorative side to the inside together, and apply a thin line of glue around the edges. The product recommends you wait 24 hours for it to dry so I followed the directions and waited a day to insert the pillow forms.
Are they perfect? Absolutely NOT! But they are cute in place on the modern chairs.
I actually should have cut the back pieces for the opening a little bigger because once the pillow form was inserted I found that I have a gap in the back of the pillow. Oh well…at least the pillow actually stayed glued together on the edges. Crafting is about learning from experience sometimes.
Psst…if you saw last month’s post about the bright yellow table makeover for this room and remember that I had a nice blue rug underneath it, you may notice it is now gone in the new images. My sweet girl dog, Pippin, was bored one day and chewed several holes in the rug. Now I have to also shop for a replacement rug before the final reveal. No worries though.
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
This is how we made pillows for our college apartments! Back then, I was the only one that sewed but we didn’t have a machine in the dorm or campus apartments. I totally forgot about this trick! #HomeMattersParty
I am determined to learn how to sew this winter. Thanks for visiting.
Those no sew pillows are really cute! I love the doggie print fabric you chose. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.
Thanks Nicole. I found that fabric in a designer showroom and it was expensive so that is why I only planned for the pillows.