This no-sew collage pillow is a cute and inexpensive way to spice up a boring couch. Because the pattern is affixed to the pillow via ironing instead of sewing, it's a fairly quick craft if you keep the design simple. The best pillows for this project come with a fitted removable cover, however any pillow with a pillowcase will work.
Stencil (An Advil bottle works great!)
Pillow with a removable cover/pillow and pillowcase
Steam-A-Seam 2 (It'll be easier if you use the double-stick kind.)
Step 1: Stencil
Using your chosen stencil, trace your shapes onto the fabric.
Step 2: Create Your Design
After cutting out your shapes, play around with the pieces and create your design. If needed, cut out more pieces of fabric until you build a shape you like.
Step 3: Adhere Shapes to Steam-A-Seam
Remove one side of the Steam-A-Seam paper, and affix it to your shapes.
Step 4: Cut Out
Once you've adhered your shapes to the Steam-A-Seam, cut them out.
Step 5: Place Your Design
Peel off the remaining paper and stick each shape onto the pillow cover.
Step 6: Iron Your Pattern
Follow the Steam-A-Seam instructions and press the pattern with your iron. Be sure to pay close attention to the temperature requirements, which will vary depending upon the type of material you're using.
Step 7: Place on Chair
The pillow pictured was inspired by an Anthropologie design, but you can use any pattern you like. If you're pressed for time, try using larger pieces or play with patterns that cover less of the pillow.