Pillows are so easy to make with or without a sewing machine. Here is a tutorial for a no-sew pillow cover. I used some extra fabric from my closet and a pillow insert I already had that has been screaming for a new cover. All you need is fabric and iron-on hem tape to make this. The best part about these is that the cover is removable–so it’s super easy to throw in the wash when needed (a MUST for my house)!
My pillow form was 20″ so I measured my fabric 19″. You’ll want to measure the fabric about one inch smaller than the pillow so that you get a nice fluffy pillow .
To make it removable, I measured one 19 x 19 inch square and two 19 x 14 inch pieces as shown below.
The smaller pieces will create an overlapping flap in the back to put your pillow form in. Take both smaller pieces and iron a seam on one end.
Cut a piece of your hem tape to size and place inside the seams you just created. Iron over the seam, holding for about 3 seconds in each spot to make sure the tape sticks well to the fabric. Do this to both smaller pieces.
Take the larger square and place it right side up. Place one of the small pieces facing down on top.
Do the same with the other piece. Those two pieces will overlap on the back and it should look like the picture below when you are done.
Measure the hem tape and iron it on around all 4 sides of the pillow, holding the iron
in each place for about 3 seconds as before.
Let the pillow cool for about one minute just to make sure the tape is set and will not come loose.
Turn the cover right side out and stuff your pillow form in through the flap on the back.
Here is the finished product.
think you’re sewing savvy enough, then try these out with the hem tape. It’s so easy and
SO MUCH CHEAPER than buying a pre-made cover.