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I am NOT a seamstress. I have never sewn a thing in my life. Actually, that’s not quite correct. My mom tried to take me to a lady who taught sewing and we even went as far as buying lovely fluorescent orange material (give me a break, it was the early 90’s) and a skirt pattern.
I remember really not understanding how in the world these pieces we cut were supposed to fit together and create something to wear. The material languished in my room until my mom finally took it all to the teacher and she finished it for me.
I think she hoped I would try again when I was older, but I just have never had the ability or the interest. So now, the words “no sew” always catch my eye. 🙂 This No Sew Bolster Pillow was an easy little home decor project right up my alley.
I recently purchased some fragrance pearls to add to my laundry. The lavender scent brings to mind the sleepy-time lotion I used to rub on my babies’ skin when they were little. We also used to have lavender-scented massage oil that was so relaxing.
Since the scent of lavender makes me think of cozy snuggles in a warm bed, I decided to make a new bolster pillow for our bed. I washed the fabric and used the in wash scent booster. Then I put together my no sew pillow in just a few minutes!
No Sew Bolster Pillow
What you’ll need:
- roll of quilt batting tied up or even an old towel rolled up around a paper towel tube
- fabric remnant wide enough to wrap around your form (mine was about 2′ x 3′)
- rubber bands (I used hair bands)
- optional: hot glue or fabric glue
What to do:
First, lay out your fabric on a flat surface, print side up. Fold the raw edges under.
Then, gather the edges as evenly as possible (I folded it in a loose accordion style) and tie off with a rubber band.
Flip the fabric inside out to create the “pocket” for the pillow form.
Stuff the pillow form inside the fabric and then tuck the rubber banded ends into the center of the pillow roll.
Tuck one end of the rolled fabric under the other and use hot glue or fabric glue to fasten it if desired. You can also just leave it folded under, but tacking it closed somehow will give you a bit more stability and longevity.
This pillow cost less than $5 to make and only took about 10 minutes to put together after I figured out how to get it rolled up without being inside-out. 🙂 I love that it smells like lavender. It makes me want to lie in bed and snuggle with my kids and hubby.
This post was originally sponsored by Suavitel.
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Petro Neagu says
Your pillow looks amazing! I’ll have to give it a try, I’d love a couple in my living room.
Cathy Mini says
I love that there is no sewing involved with this pillow tutorial! Sewing is hard for me!
So cute, love that idea!
Kim @ 2justByou says
Oooh…I love that this is NO-sew! Awesome. Totally pinning!
Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 says
I just love sewing, but I know that many people are really intimidated by it! Great way to get around it and still create something adorable!
Jenny B @ Honey and Birch says
Wow you did a great job!! I am a horrible sewer so this is right up my alley. I love no-sew projects (even more when they smell good!)
I can’t sew to save my life, but this I think I could handle! I love that it’s lavendar scented…so relaxing!!
I’m no seamstress either. I wish I was. I can knit with the best of them but never did learn about sewing. This is a creative alternative. Thanks.
What a great no sew project!! i love that is smells good too!! pinned.
Oh how cute!! I love the pattern and sounds easy enough that I could get it done.
Wow, I could change my pillow out every day with this trick! (and I love freshening up my bedding).
Nicole Burkholder says
Yes, if you have a stash of fabric remnants lying around this is a great way to use them up! Even if you buy fabric, it super cheap. I used less than 1/2 yard.