Love, Pomegranate House

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No-Sew Throw Pillows

Once upon a time there was me. And I had a boring off-white couch with boring off-white pillows sitting along a standard boring off-white apartment wall. Blah. I tried to spruce things up with a painting on the wall. Didn’t help so much. Then I decided, why not try adding a pop of color through my throw pillows?

But I didn’t have a sewing machine. And who wants to do all that work by hand? Not me. Then I remembered my dear friend, Stitch Witchery. Oh. You haven’t met? Stitch Witchery meet everyone.

Stitch Witchery is a fusible bonding web that melts when heated up by an iron and fuses 2 pieces of fabric together. Its awesome for a quick hem fix or for “sewing” projects for those of us who don’t have a sewing machine. Love it!

Here’s what you need to make these simple, no-sew throw pillows:

Supplies:

  • A pillow form. Mine was 14”x14”
  • Fabric shears
  • Straight pins
  • Measuring tape or yardstick
  • Stitch Witchery. I used ⅝” width.
  • Fabric of your choosing.
  • Pen or pencil.
  • An iron. Or if you are lazy and don’t want to get up to the ironing board {like me}, or simply don’t have an iron, a hair straightener. It works too! I promise!

Begin by measuring your pillow form. If you already know the measurements, awesome.

When determining the amount of fabric needed for your pillow, add 2x the width of your stitch witchery. I would have added 1 ¼”, but I wanted a flat, fabric border around my pillow so I decided to make make it an even 2”. My measurements would be 16”. So traditionally: (Length x 2) + (Stitch Witchery x 2) = amount of fabric you need to cut.

I measured out 16”x16” on my folded fabric. Do this by using your yardstick and moving up the length of the fabric, marking out 16 inches at multiple spots. This helps you to have a straight line to cut on. Now cut your fabric. Cutting while the fabric is still folded will give you 2 squares the exact same size for the front and back of your pillow.

After cutting out your fabric, fold over over your fabric ¾” and pin it.

Iron down your pinned edges so that you have a seam.

Slide your stitch witchery under your seam and pin that in place.

Iron your stitch witchery between your seam. {This is where I got lazy and pulled out my straightener! It really does work!} You may have to linger for a second or 2 to fully allow the stitch witchery to heat up and melt. Do this to all 4 sides of both of your squares.

Now place both of your squares of fabric together, with the wrong sides together {aka right sides out}.

Lining up your edges, place more stitch witchery between the seams that you just created and pin it in place.

Do this to 3 of the 4 sides. Leave the 4th side open so you can put the pillow inside.

Iron the stitch witchery the same way you did before, allowing it to melt and fuse the fabric together.

Place the pillow inside your almost completed case!

Place more stitch witchery between the seams of the 4th side and pin it in place. This may be a little harder with the pillow inside.

Iron the stitch witchery one more time along the 4th side, again allowing it to melt and fuse.

{You can see in the background here my paint chip art. I’ll be getting to that tutorial before too long. But don’t you just love how the green of the chair matches the green in the art!?}

And now you are done! You have some new, snazzy throw pillows and you didn’t have to break out a sewing machine!

I love how mine give a little pop of color on my previously boring couch! Now you try!

talitha