How to Make a Pillowcase (no Sewing Required)




Introduction: How to Make a Pillowcase (no Sewing Required)

I was moving into a new apartment and I was looking for some cute throw pillows. I looked for over a couple months, but never found any that matched my colors completely. I finally thought, "I should make my own!" They turned out perfectly and I can change them whenever I want. Super easy to make and doesn't take much time! Have fun creating your fun, new pillows!

You'll need:

a 12 X 12 pillow

2 yards of fabric you like

(I have two pillows and got 3 yards of fabric)

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Step 1: Find a Pillow and Fabric

Go to Walmart or a place like hobby lobby and pick the size pillows you want as well as the fabric you like.

I got 3 yards of fabric for two pillows.

Step 2: Cut Your Fabric

Cut the fabric to a square that is roughly 3 X 3 ft. Then set your pillow in the middle so that it looks like the picture above.

Step 3: Start Folding

Take a corner of the fabric and fold it over the pillow like above. Make sure it is somewhat tight to the pillow.

Step 4: Fold the Fabric Flap in Half

Fold the fabric that you just pulled over the side of the pillow, in half so that the fabric ends in about the middle of the pillow.

Step 5: Repeat With Other Side

Take the opposite side of the fabric and pull that over the pillow.

Fold the fabric in half again, but make sure it overlaps the opposite side just a little bit.

Step 6: Make Your Corners

Your pillow should look similar to mine above.

Find the corner of the pillow and make sure you fold the fabric to go along with the lines of the pillow. Do the same on both sides of the flap as well as the other flap.

Step 7: Fold Your Flaps In

Fold the flap inward so it is on top of the folds we did in the first steps. Repeat with the opposite flap.

Here is where you can adjust the middle line that is circled, just make sure that the last two flaps are able to cover the line.

Step 8: Tie a Knot

Take the two flaps and tie a knot.

Step 9: Tuck the Excess

Take the excess and tuck it under the little pockets that are there now. Repeat on both flaps.

Step 10: Fix the Corners (if Needed)

Take your finger and go under the pocket and pull out each corner until desired look. You can use them anywhere and if the get dirty, just untie, wash, and re-tie.


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    3 years ago

    Nice idea, I like the finished look! :)