Hello Serendipity and Spice readers! I’m so thrilled to be here with you today.
My name is Sarah and I’m the voice behind Adventures of Our Fami-Ly. At my blog you will find craft ideas, family friendly recipes, sewing projects, furniture makeovers, faith encouragement, and stories about my wonderful family. I’d love to have you anytime ‘cause there’s always more room in the Fami-Ly!
I love making pillow covers and have recently been making ones that are completely removable so I can change them out with the seasons, or my mood (whichever comes first).
If you don’t have a sewing machine, or do have one and don’t know how/don’t want to use it then this tutorial is for you! There is no sewing involved at all.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric place mat
- Seam ripper
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Pillow form
Step 1: Find a cloth place mat that is double sided (meaning that the place mat should be made up of two different fabrics stitched together).
Step 2: Use a seam ripper and rip the seam on one of the short sides of the place mat.
Step 3: Measure the short edge of the place mat (the one you just worked on) and cut your Velcro accordingly.
Step 4: Warm up that glue gun!
The pillow form I had on hand was a little bit smaller than my placemat pillow cover but I made it work.
Close up the pillow case by just pushing the two Velcro edges together.
That’s it! Wasn’t that easy??? And now when I want to change the pillow cover I just open up the Velcro and slip it off.
I don’t normally substitute hot glue for real stitching, but I knew that the Velcro is this pillow cover wouldn’t get very much action so it should hold up!
Now let’s play a little game called “Guess Which Side Is The One Closed Up With Velcro?”
What’s your guess????
Well, it’s the right side! Hard to tell, isn’t it?
I love my new no-sew pillow cover and I think it look great with the sunny yellow pot on my bar stool turned plant stand.
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and will be inspired to make your own easy and cheap pillow cover! Maybe you already have a cute place mat laying around that you could use today!
It’s been so much fun trading blogs with Melissa and I hope to see you all over at Adventures of Our Fami-Ly real soon!