Tutorial: No Sew Pillow Sham August 27, 2010 DIY, Home Decor, Tutorials 6 Comments 12518 Alright, I admit it-I’m a total no sew junkie. The truth is that I can sew, in fact I once made a bridesmaid dress that I actually wore in a wedding. I own a sewing machine (thanks to my super sweet and supportive mother-in-law). So why do I continue to do projects like this (and this, and these) that require zero thread? YOU! Yes, you. Because I know that not everyone can sew. Not everyone owns a sewing machine, even if they’ve sewn in the past. And some of you are probably just as lazy as I am, and don’t want to go through the trouble of getting the machine set up and yada yada yada…the iron and Stitch Witchery just call to me, begging for a new project. And I obliged. Here’s the deal, I love multifunctional things. Even when it comes to pillows. The fact is that our house is overrun with them (well, according my my pillow hating husband). So when I needed the perfect accent pillow for the bed in the guest room, I looked no further than my own stash. I have 2 pale blue 12” square pillows that hang out in our room, either on the bed or in the chair. So I came up with this idea to make a sham that would hold both of them stuffed together to create a whole new look! It was really easy to do, most of this should be fairly intuitive. Here’s what you’ll need: Materials: A pillow or two that you want to cover Stitch Witchery Iron On Tape Iron on Velcro (found at craft or fabric store) Iron Fabric, enough to cover pillow(s) Pencil Scissors After you wash and dry your fabric, lay your pillow(s) down on the fabric, fold over the top (saving one side to “sew”) and trim to fit with about 2″ to spare around the edges. Next you’ll want to hem one side with your tape. I always start by ironing a crease, then tucking the Stitch Witchery in and ironing again. Now fold the fabric in half, and “sew” the side together with your tape. Tuck your pillow(s) in the new pocket to ensure fit and mark the corners with pencil. The tape I used is 5/8″, so I hemmed the fabric on both sides to leave about that much BELOW the mark. Join the sides together down to the end where you’ve marked your other corner. Now, for the last side, you’ll be using velcro. This was my first time using the iron on velcro, but it worked great! Cut 2 “sets” of strips to space out over the length, or really you can just arrange the velcro any way you want that works for your pillow. I ironed one side at a time, you want to iron through the fabric, i.e. not directly on the velcro. Tuck your pillows in, and admire your no sew handy work! Now my pillows do double duty, and this yellow beauty is a welcome pop of color! ****Linked Up**** 6 Responses themefresh August 27, 2010 very nice tutorial.. visit back, please.. 🙂 Reply Sandy Walters August 27, 2010 looks great in my room! Reply Janet August 27, 2010 hey, that’s my room hahahahaha and it does look nice! Reply Adventures in Sewing October 14, 2011 […] WPI know I may have developed a reputation as the “no-sew” queen (see some projects here, here, and here), but I couldn’t very well leave a brand new sewing machine in the box […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.