Wednesday, December 6, 2017

No-sew Christmas Pillow covers

For day 9 of #12daysofchristmascrafts I'm sharing these no- sew pillow covers. I would love to learn how to use a sewing machine. But, since I don't know how, hot glue is my best friend! I've seen so many tutorials for throw pillows using table covers from Dollar Tree. But, I didn't want to make a bunch of pillows and then have to figure out where to store them after the holidays. So I made 2 different pillow covers to match my Christmas decorations. Check it out!



Supplies:
  • Patterned throw blanket 
  • 2 white microfiber towels (Dollar Tree - in the auto section)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors



Let's start with the microfiber towel cover. These will fit an 18x18 size pillow.

Step 1: Line up the 2 towels with the "right side" facing in. Use the hot glue to glue along the very edge of the towel. Glue the edges along 3 sides of the towels. 



* These towels are rectangular. You will need to glue the two long sides and one short side, leaving the other short end open. *

Step 2: Flip the towels inside out to reveal a seam, and insert the pillow.



Step 3: Tuck the leftover flap in over the pillow. 




* Optional Step 4: Add a ribbon around the pillow, secured with hot glue, for a decorative touch. This will help keep the open ended flap in place.



With the throw blanket I was able to make 2 pillow covers.

Step 1: Lay the blanket on a flat surface and place the pillow on top. Fold the blanket over the long way and cut along the length of the blanket. 


The right side is where I cut the blanket

Step 2: With the "wrong" side face up, fold over the narrow end of the blanket and glue it down. Then flip the blanket over. 




Step 3: With the "right" side face up, fold the blanket onto itself leaving a long flap at one end. This will create a pocket where the pillow will sit.


* To measure for the flap, place the pillow in the blanket before gluing edges. The pillow should fit in the blanket with the flap overlapping it about half way. *

Step 4: Glue along the edge on each side of the blanket. Then flip the blanket inside out.



Step 5: Place the pillow inside and tuck the flap in



You would never know these are made from a throw blanket and microfiber cloths!




Now, after Christmas I can simply remove the covers and store in a closet without taking up too much space! 



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