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How to Make Pillows-(Easy with NO zippers!)

How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure

If you want to know how to make pillows the easy way and avoid trying to figure out how to sew in a zipper this tutorial is just for you!!!

How to Make Pillows

I am sharing some of the fun DIY’s that I used to pull my Christmas decor together this year (full tour here) but if you wan to make a pillow cover for any season of the year this tutorial will do the trick! learning how to make pillows is not really that hard at all. Trust me! I can pretty much only accomplish sewing in a straight line so if I can teach you how to make pillows anyone can do it! This tutorial will cover creating pillows with out a zipper and using an envelope closure.

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Supplies Needed to Make Pillows

How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure

Steps for How to Make Pillows

  1. Measure and cut out the solid single piece of fabric side for your pillow mine was 16×16 inches with seam allowances.How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closureHow to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure
  2. Next cut out the second tea towel using the pom poms as the edge of the top envelope closure. I cut it about 16x 10 inches
  3. Use the salvage from the rest of the pom pom towel and make the bottom of the envelope closure make sure its not too long so its easy to slide your pillow inside but they should overlap at least 2 inches. Remember: the pom pom edge goes on top of this second piece.How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure
  4. Place your solid fabric face up on the table
  5. Layer the two envelope closure pieices right side down. first put pom poms face down then the second piece face down on top of the pom poms these two will lay flat overlapping about 2-3 inches in the middle.How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure
  6. Trim off a single pom pom on both side edges so they don’t get caught in your sewing machine!How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure
  7. Once you have sandwiched all 3 layers of fabric right sides facing the inside pin the edges in placeHow to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure
  8. Now sew a straight line son all 4 sides. I also added a zig zag line to the outer most edge for extra durabilityHow to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closureHow to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure
  9. flip right side out and you’re done!!! That is how to make pillows that are reversible and awesome!How to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closureHow to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closure

Christmas Decorations-Red and Green Classic Christmas Decor Mantle Stockings Flocked Christmas TreeHow to make a pillow-dry Christmas Pillow reversible pillow-Envelope closureHere is my finished pillow displayed in the various ways on my sofa for my Christmas home tour: 

For full video instructions on how to make a pillow, I made a full video detailing all the steps for you to see live!! and its at the top of the post! II hope this “how to make a pillow” DIY really inspires you to get creative to search out some fun tea towels at the store and start making pillows to spruce up some spaces in your home!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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XO Haley

 

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