New Sew Pillow Cover – Special Guest Sarah!

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’m so pleased to meet you!
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I’m here today because Melissa and I are Trading Blogs!  That’s right…she’s over at my blog right now sharing an awesome Easter craft.  Be sure to go and check out her crafty-work!
Ok, let’s get down to business.  I have got a SUPER easy and SUPER cheap pillow cover idea for you—I hope you love it!
The other day I went into Target for a few things but found myself wandering around the kitchen and home décor aisles (which we all know is d.a.n.g.e.r.o.u.s!)  
I noticed that a lot of their dining linens were on clearance and I stumbled across some place mats that I absolutely loved!
no sew pillow case target place mat
no sew pillowcase target cloth placemat
cheap easy sew pillowcase
I thought the yellow was perfect for spring and the price was perfect for my wallet.
  But there was just one problem, there were only 2 left.  What’s a girl to do with 2 place mats?  Well, if you’re this girl you decide to make pillow covers out of them!
no sew pillowcase using velcro and glue gun

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
  • Velcro
  • 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).

no sew pillow case target fabric placemat

Step 2: Use a seam ripper and rip the seam on one of the short sides of the place mat.

no sew pillow case seam ripper

no sew pillow case rip seam

no sew pillowcase open seam

Step 3: Measure the short edge of the place mat (the one you just worked on) and cut your Velcro accordingly.

no sew pillowcase velcro edges

Step 4: Warm up that glue gun!

no sew pillowcase glue gun

(Excuse the feathers stuck to the glue gun from this project).
Step 5: Take one half of the Velcro and begin gluing it to one of the inside edges.  Don’t worry, the glue won’t show through the fabric! (that’s what I was worried about…)
no sew pillowcase no glue gun lines
Step 6: Repeat the process of step 5 with the other half of the Velcro on the second edge.
no sew pillowcase velcro double edges
Step 7: Get your pillow form ready, and drop it into your new pillow cover!
no sew pillowcase pillow form
no sew pillowcase with velcro

The pillow form I had on hand was a little bit smaller than my placemat pillow cover but I made it work. Smile
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?”

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What’s your guess????

Well, it’s the right side!  Hard to tell, isn’t it?

no sew pillowcase tutorial diy

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!

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  1. Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY says

    Funny – I made a pillow out of this same exact placemat! (Except I didn’t get it on sale). I’ve also taken advantage of these types of placemats at Pottery Barn – often their placements use the same fabrics as their pillows/pillow covers, so it’s a cheaper way to have Pottery Barn pillows. 🙂

  2. odetoinspiration says

    Awesome idea! I love it!! This is a wonderful idea especially for those that don’t know how to sew or if you need a quick fix. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Very pretty…oh how I wish we had a Target…closest is 2 hours away! Walmart doesn’t come close and they would NEVER mark down something that cheap…their discount aisle is a joke! But I do see place mats at the thrift store but I don’t use place mats so I never pick them up. I will be looking at them differently now! Thank you! Your picture is so cute! I know I’m getting old because you look REALLY, REALLY young! LOL!

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