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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

No-Sew Pillows


Before I learned how to sew, I thought it was impossible to make anything that required a sewing machine, until my sister-in-law introduced me to heat n bond tape. This miracle product will save you from having to use a sewing machine. In the past, I used hem tape to make table runners, curtains, even hem jeans! Here is how I make one of my favorite projects using the hem tape -- PILLOWS!! I'm constantly changing my throw pillows throughout the house and I don't always have the time to sew. So, without further adieu... I will let the pictures show you how to make them.




Decide how big you would like your pillows to be, then cut your fabric. I cut 38x19 for 17x17 pillows.
 
 Fold your fabric over (inside out)


 Cut and place hem tape on the edge between the 2 pieces of fabric.

 With your iron on medium, bold fabric together.

 Leave some space on one side to turn the pillow right side out and for stuffing.

 Stuff with pillow stuffing. I used the stuffing's from old pillows I didn't use anymore.
 Last but not least, seal your opening by applying hem tape and using a regular iron or hair iron to seal everything shut. 

** Using a hair iron makes it a lot easier to work with when sealing it shut, the regular iron was to big and I didn't want to burn myself**

 All done!

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16 comments :

  1. These look great! As silly as it sounds, I've never used that stuff before but have heard bit works wonders. I'll have to try it out!

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    1. I think you would LOVE the hem tape!

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  2. I am DEFINITELY gonna try this out!!

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  3. Great idea! How are the pillows holding up? I used heat and bond to hem my curtains before and the hem fell apart in a few weeks. Thank you so much for linking up.

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    1. Thank you! The hem tape is actually holding up really well I haven't had any problems with it.

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  4. Georgeous fabric and clever idea! I used heat-n-bond for a halloween costume a few years ago because I was short on time. It held up wonderfully for the night, but I'd also be interested to know how it holds up long term on something like pillows. We'll be featuring this at Someday Crafts tomorrow, so stop by if you have a minute!

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    1. Thank you so much you are so sweet! I haven't had any problems with the hem tape at all, it's hoping up very nicely.

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  5. The hair straightener is a GREAT idea!! AWESOME!!! :)

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  6. Genius, to seal the open end with a flat iron!!

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  7. Love this project I hop you will share at my Thursday Hop ( its still open through Saturday) xo

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  8. Great tutorial, love the hair straightener idea!! Hope you can join us again for another great Pretty Things link party at twelveOeight tonight!

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great idea-love the fabric you used too.

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  10. Crazy - I clicked on this from Suburbs Mama after just reading about your DIY plates... and I, too, have been plotting about how to make no-sew cushions and whether they would work. Too funny! They turned out amazingly and I absolutely love your fabric choices. Thanks for the tutorial! Now I know it will work:)
    Krista

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  11. GREAT idea on using the flat iron. I have made no sew pillows, but always in an "envelope" style on the back which opens. Now I know how to close up that last seam!

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  12. Approximately how many yards of fabric does it take to make two matching 17x17 pillows?

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