I don’t sew. And, it doesn’t help that I don’t own a sewing machine.
Although, I wish I could sew & I wish I had a sewing machine…. but, for today, that’s not the case.
Maybe a sewing machine will be on my Christmas list?!
We will see.
So, to problem solve, we had to get a little creative last week when I found this a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. fabric on sale at Hancock’s & decided to make a pillow for the guest bedroom. Thanks to my sweet Momma, (who was here taking care of me after my day surgery!) and thanks to a great no-sew pillow tutorial from pinterest, we were able to put our heads together and figure it out!
This project was really easy and fast, too!
To make mine, I followed the tutorial from Centsational Girl, except I completely sealed my fabric around the pillow instead of just making a pillow cover. And, I used actual fabric instead of fabric napkins. I used fusible web that I found from JoAnn’s to seal the edges of the pillow. To strengthen the seam, be sure to get fusible web that is wide to allow for stronger hold. I also used fabric that is very durable. I would recommend the same if you use the fusible web for the seams.
You’ll also need a moist washcloth, scissors and an iron to seal the edges. Follow the directions on the fusible web package for the seams.
Here is the fusible web seam finished…
After I finished the seam on 3 of the edges, I turned my pillow cover back out and stuffed my pillow in. I was going to hand-stitch the last edge, but instead I decided to try something else… hot glue! Ha!
Yep, I used hot glue for the last seam on the pillow! And, to my surprise, it worked wonders!
Below is the hot glue seam…
not too bad, eh?!
After Mom and I did a little happy dance , we set it on the guest bed and admired our new little perfect pillow. I love the stripes!
And if you’ve been over to our house lately or you read my previous Guest Bedroom post, you’ll know that I’ve made a few changes in this room! I’ll share them later this week!