I was browsing the Christmas clearance at T.J. Max the other day and came across this gorgeous table runner. I just love the bunched fabric details, so pretty!
In reality, this table runner is just way to fancy for my table and I started to put it back on the shelf. But as I looked a little closer at the table runner, I discovered the base fabric was double layered! Jackpot! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...
Pillows! I wanted to make pillows. And I was going to make the pillows without any sewing!
Here is how I made the easiest no-sew pillows from a table runner.
To do this all you need is:
-a double layer fabric table runner or a double layer placemat (here is my Pillow Placemat tutorial.)
-Hot glue (if you are afraid of using hot glue, you could also use an iron on adhesive/hem tape.
2. Based on your desired pillow width, mark where you need to cut with a fabric marker and then cut the fabric. (I marked mine on the front so I wouldn't cut through any of the ruffles.)
3. Fold the cut edge about 3/8 inch to the inside. Use your iron and press the fold to get a good crease.
4. Go ahead and fill the pillow with the stuffing about 3/4 of the way full. I use this polyester fiberfill from hobby lobby. It is $2.99 and you can use your 40% coupon on it.
6. Once you have finished stuffing the pillow, finish gluing the seam closed.
Ta da! You have two new pillows! Of course, you don't have to use hot glue, these can be sewn just as easily, like I did in this place mat to pillow project. It probably would be quicker to sew than using the hot glue, but this method gives non-sewers a chance to make themselves pretty pillows too.
Looking for other No-Sew projects? Be sure to check these out:
No-Sew Ruffled Tote
No-Sew Pillow Case Dress
No-Sew Patio Curtains
No-Sew Table Runner
No-Sew Fabric Flowers
Make a pillow based on this tutorial? I would love to see it! I have created a new Flickr Group for you to share your creations. Here is the link: Creations inspired by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. (Please share, you might get featured!)
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