No Sew Pillow Cover With Zipper




Introduction: No Sew Pillow Cover With Zipper

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How many of you have a ton of throw pillows and none of them match? Or you want to freshen up your living room or bedroom or patio, in my case, but the cost of buying entirely new pillows is absolutely daunting. Throw pillows start at $15 to $20 each. At your fancy retailers decorative pillows can set you back some $80+ per pillow. I just couldn’t stomach spending that kinda of money nor did I have the space for any additional pillows (I have problems getting rid of the old ones). So I came up with the perfect solution that allowed me to keep the old pillows and brighten up my space. Here is a super easy tutorial on how to make a no sew pillow case or pillow cover using fabric glue.

And the pillow cover has a zipper, so its removable, machine washable and super easy to maintain. Don’t buy new throw pillows, simply recover the old ones. You’ll have custom new pillows for every season and every occasion. Cost is roughly $7 to $5 a pillow, depending on the size. These pillow cases are customizable to fit any pillow size and it takes very little time to make.

Step 1: Supplies


Fabric glue

Hem tape

Canvas Fabric (18×18, for the average size pillow)

Muslin Fabric (18×18, for the average size pillow)

16″ zipper



Hot Glue Gun


Step 2: OK Let's Get Crafty!

Step 3: Hem the Edges

First hem the edges of the Canvas and Muslin fabric using the hem tape.

Step 4: Zippper

Start assembling the pillow cover by starting with the zipper. Using the fabric glue attach the muslin to the top of the zipper. Be sure not to get any glue on the zipper. Removing the glue from the zipper once it dries is almost impossible. Then attach the canvas to the other side of the zipper.

Step 5: Complete the Sides of the Pillow

Now it's time to complete the assembly of the pillow by gluing together the other 3 sides. Carefully run the glue down the edges of the other 3 sides. Before to avoid any holes. You don't want any holes in the seam of your pillow.

Step 6: Finished

Ok you are done, tuff the pillow case/cover with your pillow and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

To repel the water for exterior pillows spray Rust-O-leum Never wet over the pillows in a well ventilated area, like outside :)

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    6 years ago

    Why doesn't all of this come out on the PDF? I don't want to have to go to someone's site. This is why I pay for the top membership; just want the PDF.


    Reply 6 years ago

    Well I have a quick video that make its super easy.


    Reply 6 years ago

    I will check it out. I need the link again because whenever I try to search for something, well it's never pretty. Do you mind putting your liink in a message to me. I have to make a pillow cover for grand-daughter's huggy pillow.