Beaded Pillows (without a Stitch)




Introduction: Beaded Pillows (without a Stitch)

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Make beautiful beaded pillows without stitching on a single bead!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

1 yard heavy cotton

1 yard heavy denim

E-6000 Fabri-Fuse

Large stencils

1/3 cup seed beads per pillow

Spray adhesive

Sewing machine

Straight pins

Pillow stuffing

Step 3: Make Your Pillow

Cut two pieces of fabric 19" x 19"

Pin and stitch together using 1/2" seam allowance and leaving a 5" long hole

Clip the corners at an angle

Turn right side out and press flat

Step 4: Stick and Glue

Spray the stencil with a light coating of spray adhesive

Center it on the pillow Fill the stencil with a generous amount of E-6000 Fabri-Fuse

Step 5: Sprinkle and Decorate

Remove the stencil and sprinkle the beads on the Fabri-Fuse

*gently press down the beads if you need to

Repeat with the other areas of the stencil

Add a coating of clear acrylic IF you feel you didn't use enough glue

*This will insure that you don't lose any beads

Step 6: For Larger, More Intricate Stencils

Stick your stencil to the fabric

Squirt a generous amount of glue along the side of the stencil

Spread the glue with a piece of cardboard like a squeegee

Remove the stencil

Sprinkle the beads and let dry overnight

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    6 Discussions


    1 year ago on Introduction

    What an awesome idea.....faux beaded have increased my production time by 110%......can't wait to try this. Thank you, Kimmie t in MN


    6 years ago

    Super cute and fun way to spruce up any living space.

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 6 years ago

    Tofu! Thanks so much. I was really happy with how these turned out.
    Sending my best, Mark!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You'd be surprised how comfortable beaded pillows can be. As long as the Fabri-Fuse is flexible, it should be just fine.

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You're right Emily.....They're for the nice part of the living room where the kids aren't allowed to sit! :)