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How to make a no sew fleece pillow

This easy no sew fleece pillow DIY is the perfect Valentine’s Day homemade gift to make for someone you love. In just a few minutes, you can offer someone a DIY craft from the heart.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

My daughter LOVES to work on DIY crafts and bring them to school for her friends. We especially love to work on things related to Valentine’s Day. You know, hearts and flowers and anything red! That’s my little girl!

When I showed her these No Sew Valentine’s Day Heart Pillows, she jumped right on them. I especially love looking for crafts that don’t require a ton of adult intervention.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

If you have a tween at home looking to show off some of their artistic skills, these Valentine’s Day no sew fleece pillows are a perfect afternoon activity.

No Sew Fleece Pillow Craft

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

What’s Needed

  • 6 Pieces Fleece—9×9, assorted colors
  • Pillow Stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Marker
  • White Paper for template

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How To Make No Sew Fleece Pillows

Cut out a heart-shaped template from the white paper. Make sure to make it no bigger than 9×9. Use the template to cut out the heart shape from each piece of fleece.

Lay 2 fleece hearts on top one another and draw a smaller heart on the top heart. I drew it about 1 ½ inches smaller. This smaller drawn on heart is only to use as a guide to cut your strips so it is an optional step.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Start from an edge and cut little strips, about ½ inch wide, into the fleece hearts making sure to stop at the smaller heart you drew. Go all the way around the hearts.

Now take 2 strips that are on top each other and tie them into a tight little knot. Then move on to the next 2 strips until you’ve gone almost all the way around. Stop with about a 2-inch opening.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Stuff some pillow stuffing into the pillow until you like how full it is. Then finish tying the last few strips together. Fun little winter craft for the kids!

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Making your own pillow covers is a fun way to change up your decor. Even better, these no-sew pillow covers don’t require a sewing machine, and they’re easy enough for anyone! If you have fabric adhesive on hand, you can create a custom cover for any pillow. If you want to change the look of your pillows often, try wrapping the pillow in fabric and securing it with a simple knot. For a more decorative option, link together strips of fabric to create a no-sew pillow cover with a braided edge.

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Try this variation to make a no-sew envelope pillow cover: Instead of cutting a second piece of fabric, cut 2 more pieces that are the same width as the first piece, but only 3/4 as long. For instance, if your original piece is 20 in × 20 in (51 cm × 51 cm), you’d cut 2 more pieces that measure 15 in × 20 in (38 cm × 51 cm). Glue these to the back side of your larger piece on 3 sides, leaving the overlapping sides free so you can slip the pillow into place when you’re finished. [3] X Research source

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VTo cover a rectangular pillow: Cut the fabric so it’s 2 1/2 times the width and 3 times the length of the pillow. Lay fabric with the long sides on the top and bottom and the shorter edges along the sides. Put the pillow in the middle of the fabric and fold the top and bottom so they overlap in the center. Then, fold in the corners of the left and right sides like you’re wrapping a present, and tie the ends in a knot in the center of the pillow. [11] X Research source

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Dorm Crafts: Easy No-Sew Fleece Pillows

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

You’ve picked out the cozy bedding, gotten the dorm-friendly extra-long sheets and other dorm room essentials. Perhaps you’ve even made a cozy fleece throw for the bed. Now it’s time for throw pillows – because even the most spartan couch or mattress can be made comfier with the addition of a little softness, and depending on the fabric pattern you choose, these soft no-sew fleece pillows can look manly, preppy or girly. And these are probably the fastest, easiest pillows you’ll ever make!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • A soft, square pillow insert, available at any fabric or craft store in sizes ranging from 14-inches square to 24 inches or more. Midrange – 16-18 inches – is best for a bed or couch. For a soft floor pillow, grab an insert that’s 24 inches or more.
  • Two fleece squares that are 6 inches larger than the pillow insert. If your pillow form is 16 inches square, cut two 22-inch squares. For an 18-inch pillow, cut 24-inch squares.
  • Scissors or a rotary cutter.

Step 1 – Cutting the Fringe for Fleece Pillows

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Making a fleece pillow for that dorm bed? You can use two pieces of identical fabric, or two different prints – coordinating plaids, for example, or two fun solid colors. You can even buy collegiate print fleece emblazoned with the USC mascot, say, or University of Michigan logo.

The first step is cutting the fringe – and a rotary cutter and cutting mat with printed measurements makes this project a snap. Here’s how:

  1. Fleece is significantly stretchier in one direction than the other. So place the two squares of fleece on top of each other, making sure they are stretchy in the same direction. Line up the edges and square them with the grid on the cutting mat, if you are using one.
  2. Cut a 3-inch square notch out of each corner, as pictured.
  3. Skipping the notches, cut a 3-inch deep fringe all the way around, cutting through both layers of fabric at the same time so everything lines up. Strips that are 1 inch wide result in a nice, chunky fringe – like the ones on the plaid and yellow pillows on slide 1. Narrower strips are fine too, and will result in a more delicate fringe. (Anything wider than an inch is difficult to tie, and anything narrower than half an inch may tear when you tie it tightly.)

Step 2 – Assembling the Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Your fringe is cut – now you’re ready to tie it off and assemble the pillow case:

  • Pull gently on one of the strips to see if it’s super stretchy, or barely stretchy at all. Begin tying the two layers of fleece together along one of the two not particularly stretchy sides, by grabbing each pair of fringe strips and tying them in a simple overhand knot. Cinch it tight, and move on to the next pair.
    Tip: It’s easier to keep the strips from getting tangled or out of sync if you tie two or three consecutive strips on the left. Then, count off to the middle, making sure that the pair you choose really is the 10th, for example, on both top and bottom. Tie it tight. Then tie a couple of consecutive ones on the far right. Smooth the fleece and square it up again. Now tie all the pairs in between.
  • Flip the fleece square around and start tying off the fringe strips on the opposite also-not-very-stretchy side. Fleece is stretchy, squashy stuff; it’s easy for that square to become a rhombus or trapezoid, so square it up again.
  • On to the third side. This one will be stretchy and very easy to tie. Square it up again.

Step 3 – Finishing the Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Almost done! Here’s how to finish that cozy fleece pillow, and make that dorm bed or spartan apartment couch that much comfier.

  • Gently stuff the pillow form into the case, making sure the bottom corners plump up nicely. If some of your fringe ties threaten to undo, doubleknot a few strategic ones, to ease the pressure on the surrounding ties. (You could doubleknot
  • Tie off the remaining ends, thinking all the while how glad you are that you left a stretchy side for this purpose!

You’re done! Make a set – they’re easier each time you do it and adorable in sets. Then toss them atop the bed (on that beautiful homemade duvet, perhaps?) and enjoy.

Psst, got leftover scraps? Use them to make a DIY fleece rug.

Introduction: DIY No Sew Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I love pillows and blankets, and after getting a new couch, it gave me a perfect excuse to make some more soft pillows for the living room. Here is a super easy technique to create a super soft pillow for any place or occasion.

No Sewing Required!

Step 1: Supplies

Here is what is needed to make a no sew pillow

Fleece – about 3/4 yard of each fabric. You could make a pillow with either one color or two

Pillow Form – Sold at local craft stores

Step 2: Layout Fabric

Start by laying out the fabric. I started by laying out the two colors of fabric one on top of the other.

Then measure how much fabric you will need by placing the pillow on top of the fabric and trim fabric accordingly.

I gave my fabric at least 3″ clearance around the pillow and cut out my square of fleece.

Step 3: Cut Fringe

Once you have the general size of the fabric its time to cut the fringe on the fabric.

Start by cutting out the corners of the fabric. You will not be needing those.

Continue around the side of the fabric by cutting fringe about 3-5″ long and 1/2″ wide. (I started by cutting larger fringe but it did not look as good as having smaller fringe)

Cut around your fabric until both pieces of fabric have fringe completely around the side.

Step 4: Tie

Now that all the fringe is cut its time to tie the pieces together. Take one fringe from each piece of fabric and tie a secure knot.

Follow the fringe tying all around the perimeter.

Continue until you have 3 sides of the fringe completely tied.

Step 5: Add Pillow

Make sure you leave one side of the fringe untied.

Stuff the pillow into the case.

Step 6: Finish the Tie

Now that the pillow has been stuffed, the last side of the fringe can be tied.

Remember to securely knot this side.

Step 7: Trim Fringe

Once all the fringe was tied I was able to do a quick trim of the fringe. One side had the raw edge still on it and I was able to trim it off after I finished all the tying.

This will also give you a more uniform fringe

Step 8: Finished

Once everything is cut, tied and trimmed, the pillow is ready for use.

I love fleece pillows because they are super soft, and I am really happy that this pillow turned out so well.

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How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

March is National Craft Month and I have an easy project for everyone to celebrate. I have three cats, Peaches, Lottie, and Ozzie, and they love warm and cozy places to nap. Somewhere online at some point I saw the idea of these easy no-sew fleece pet pillows and thought my cats would love them. I was right!

This is a great project for adults and kids, probably 8 or 9 and up. It would be great for a scout troop project too since so many have pets or know of someone with pets. Make a cat pillow, dog pillow, or whatever kind of pet pillow you need.

You can find fleece in a huge assortment of patterns and colors. I bought mine at Jo-Ann’s when it was 50% off. They had some fleece that seemed thicker and plusher than others, but I just used the least expensive for this project.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

You only need a few supplies for this project:

  • Fleece – I used 3/4 yard for my pillow. This is folded in half on the bolt and it was the perfect size for my cats. If you have larger animals you would obviously need to buy a larger piece of fleece.
  • Polyester Fiberfill – I used about half of this large bag for one pillow which is loose, but my cats like soft more than firm. Adjust how much stuffing based on your pets needs/likes.
  • Yardstick
  • Scissors

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Just keep the fleece folded in half (like it comes off the bolt). Cut through the folded edge to make it into two pieces. If there is a printed edge, trim that off as well. Make sure the two pieces are the same size and keep them one on top of the other.

Now you are going to cut strips around the perimeter of the fleece, both layers. The strips should be about 1” apart and from 3” to 4” long. The longer the strips are the easier they are to tie so if younger kids are making this or those with dexterity issues in their hands use the longer measurement. Now, if you are a perfectionist feel free to mark off your cuts and measure them all out exactly BUT it really is not necessary. I eyeballed my cuts and they were not all straight and they were not all exactly the same length. You can see the end product still turned out fine.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Peaches and Ozzie (he’s the black cat behind Peaches) were checking out what I was doing. Lottie had just gotten chased off because she was trying to lay on it too soon!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

In the corner you are going to actually cut off where the strips intersect – just a small square/rectangle. Again, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

After you get the strips cut all the way around the fleece it is time to start knotting. Simple take the upper and lower strip and tie them into a knot – just like how you start when you tie your shoes. I did it two times for each set of strips. Go around three full sides of the fleece with the knots and then do two or three on each end of the fourth side also. Do not worry that your fabric is puckered a bit at all.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Now start stuffing! Fill it as loose or as full as you think your pet will like it. Once you have it stuffed then you will finish knotting the strips on that open fourth side you used to stuff it.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

You are finished! Let your pets investigate and then enjoy the comfy cozy fleece pet pillow you loving made for them! It took me about an hour to make this one – the knotting is the longest part – but not hard. This project is incredibly easy and all levels of crafters should be able to easily complete it. I have to get busy making the other two so that all three of my cats have their own now!

What do you think? Will you try this project? Who will you make it for?

No-Sew Fleece Pillow Covers Make Super Fun and Surprisingly Easy Homemade Gifts

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

No-sew fleece pillow covers are so unbelievably easy. if you’ve never made one, just wait till you see for yourself!

I have to say, I thoroughly impressed my daughter and friends by turning the fun fabric she picked out into this cute 18″ by 18″ pillow in about 30 minutes.

The next thing I knew I was getting begged by kids, “Make me one, make me one!” . and then I was begged by the husband, “Ooooh, can you make some for the couch?”

Anyway, this is one particular fabric project I highly recommend, especially for a great homemade birthday gift idea or for a few fun homemade Christmas gift ideas.

Bonus Idea: Make a no-sew fleece pillow cover kit!. For a cute spin on this gift, you can prepare the fleece with all the cuts and give it to a child, pre-teen or teen as a no sew fleece pillow case kit. Then, all they have to do is the tying and it’s ready to fill with the pillow form or stuffing you choose.

No Sew Fleece Pillow Tutorial.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

These no sew fleece pillow covers can fit over a preformed pillow base (as I did here) or stuffed with fiberfill. They are incredibly easy and satisfying to make. With practice you can make a no sew fleece pillow like this one in around 30 minutes. maybe even less!

There are other shapes you can use besides a square. For example, it’s fairly easy to make a heart pillow, a circular pillow or simply a rectangular pillow. As long as you can cut two identical pieces of fleece and make two inch snips every half an inch or so all around the edges, it’s on baby!

Tools and Supplies.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Not much is needed. Just.

Fleece
Sharp scissors (good for fabric)
Ruler
Preformed pillow base or fiberfill

Note: High quality fleece is far superior to cheap stuff. It is thicker, softer and lasts much longer. This is a no-pill variety I picked up from Michaels using a 40% coupon of course.

Helpful Tips for Cutting Your Fleece:

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

  • You can use a template (I had a piece of poster board that was just the right size, 22 inches, so I used that for my cuts). I’m a sucker for templates!
  • Masking tape is a handy way to mark where to cut your strips, you can make a dot every 1/2 inch, indicating the proper width to cut, so your strips stay even.
  • Or you can use temporary fabric pen/pencil or plain ol’ chalk, which should wipe clean with damp cloth.

Now, here’s the no-sew fleece pillow cover instructions.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

1. Cut Two Identical Pieces of Fabric.

I cut my fabric to the size of my pillow plus 4 inches top and side.

My fabric is 22″ x 22″. My pillow will be 18″ x 18″.

This is because I chose to make my strips two inches long, which is a good length in my opinion.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

2. Remove Corners.

Cut a square out of each corner equal to the length of your strips.

For two inch strips cut 2″ x 2″ from each corner.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

3. Cut Strips.

Keeping your two pieces of fabric securely together, cut 2 inch strips all around the edges, approximately every 1/2 “.

4. Tie Strips.

Tie tie tie all the strips together. well, all the strips on three of the four sides, being careful not to accidentally skip any strips. That’s right, keep them matched up for best results.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How many knots should you tie.

You can tie single knots or double knots. It’s up to you.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Single knots are nice if you plan to wash your no-sew fleece pillow cover from time to time. This is because it’s pretty easy to untie all the knots on one side and pull out the pillow or even the fiberfill if that’s what you used. Then you can simply wash the pillow cover, return pillow and tie it back up.

Double knots are fine too particularly if you used fiberfill and you are concerned that it might loosen up and leak fluff. So. double knot if desired (I just double knot a couple on each corner).

Insert pillow base or fiberfill.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

6. Tie Some More.

Excitedly tie the strips along the last side of your no-sew fleece pillow cover and admire your finished fleece pillow.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I hope your homemade fleece pillow turns out to be as fun to give as mine was!

Here’s a picture of my oldest daughter (just 6 years old) trying out her new fleece pillow.

It now comes with her to every sleepover and never misses a single night of cuddles.

How to Make a Self-Binding Blanket

Things You’ll Need

  • Light- to medium-weight fabric to create a front and back for the desired size pillow
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Iron-on adhesive
  • Pillow filler (foam or batting)

Sewing skills are not required to create a pillow. A little time and creativity are all you need to make a decorative pillow, large or small, as an accent for a chair, sofa or bed to complement any decor. The possibilities extend to a pet bed, a travel pillow or a foot cushion.

Determine the dimensions for the pillow to be created. With a measuring tape, measure the length and width plus 1 inch of fabric. With scissors, cut two identical size pieces.

Lay one piece of fabric flat on the ironing board, right side down. With one hand, hold the edge of one side and fold in 1 inch, right side in. With the other hand, iron the flap to make a crease. Do this all around the four sides, folding in the corners to make a neat point. Put aside. Do the same with the second piece of fabric.

Lay both fabric pieces flat on the ironing board, one on top of the other, right sides out and aligned to the edges on four sides. Starting at one end, slip the iron-on adhesive between the edges. Hold the iron (no steam) on top of the pillow edge for 3 to 5 seconds and move on to the next area along the edge. Cut the adhesive tape on one side before starting the next side. Repeat for three of the four sides of the pillow.

Insert pillow filling and pull the opening of the pillow edges together. Insert the iron-on adhesive between the two flaps as before and iron closed. Let cool and fluff up pillow.

This procedure will work for any size pillow. Iron-on adhesive can be purchased at craft stores. It comes in rolls about 8 yards long.

Warnings

If a child is making this project, an adult should handle the iron.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Frosting for a Dog’s Cake

Pets are drawn to the warmth and comfort of microfleece. The color doesn’t seem to matter; they just love to lie on it. A luxuriously overstuffed pillow made from microfleece will make your dog feel like the king or queen of the house, and you don’t even have to know how to sew to make one. For this project, the only knowledge required is how to knot two strips of fabric together.

Step 1

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Begin by cutting the edges of both microfleece pieces. Cut identical 1-inch lines into the fabric at 1- to 2-inch intervals all the way around the outer edges of each piece. Cut out the oddly shaped pieces in the corners and discard them. They will not be needed.

Step 2

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Knot one strip of fleece from the first piece of fabric to a matching strip of fleece from the opposite piece of fabric. Make sure the knots are tight and will not unravel when tugged on. Double knot them, if you need to.

Step 3

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Continue knotting around three of the four sides of your pieces of fleece, creating a pocket or baglike shape out of the pieces.

Step 4

Stuff as much polyester filling as you can into the microfleece pouch. It may seem overstuffed, but after your pet lies on it a few times, it will flatten out.

Step 5

Continue knotting your strips together around the edges until you have no more to knot. Your pillow is finished.

Items You Will Need

  • 2 pounds of polyester stuffing
  • 2 pieces of microfleece, approximately 1 yard of each
  • Scissors

References

About the Author

Elizabeth Tumbarello has been writing since 2006, with her work appearing on various websites. She is an animal lover who volunteers with her local Humane Society. Tumbarello attended Hocking College and is pursuing her Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology from San Juan College.

I used to hear the term “no sew” and think it still required a lot of work. Just because you weren’t using a sewing machine didn’t mean the project would be easy, right? NOT. Let me share one of my favorite crafting items right now; fabric tape! No joke, this little project only requires fabric tape, fabric and scissors. We got this y’all. Let me share how I created my owns easy DIY no sew pillow cover from a tablecloth and how you can too.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I’ve been on a fabric tape kick lately. I just finished a post about how to secure a duvet cover using fabric tape. During that project I had a grand idea for creating my own pillow covers…you can probably guess how.

I even created my own no sew pillows from tea towels from Target. Then I got the grand idea to share them all in a post with a beginner’s guide to no sew projects.

Back to the post at hand…

I know there are a gazillion tutorials on how to create your own no sew pillow cover, but selfishly I think mine is the easiest. 🙂

Why, you ask? Because most of the tutorials require two cuts where this tutorial only requires one big piece of material.

For those of you who prefer videos, I want to share my quick tutorial from YouTube on how to make your own no sew pillow cover.

My questions are:

1. Can I use another fabric besides fleece?

2. After I know the size I want for my pillow, how much to I add to the edges for the fringe?

3. Do you know of any websites that show different designs people have done when they made fleece pillows?

3 Answers

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I would say stick w/ fleece. I would add about 1-11/2 inches for fringe. I do not know any websites, but I am sure that if you went to your local JoAnn’s store, they would give you the advice and help that you need! Good luck!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I just looked this up not even 5 minutes ago, so I’ll copy the answer that was given to me.

Buy a pillow form and some fleece. Measure the pillow form all the way around its middle; they’re bigger than they look. Divide that measurement by 2. Add 10″ to your answer. Make a pattern and cut two pieces off the fleece to fit the resulting answer. (If you started with a pillow form that measured 32″ around, you’d divide that by 2 and get 16″. Add 10″ to that and get 26″. If your pillow is round, you’ll cut a pattern for a 26″ circle and then use your pattern to cut two of those from your fleece. To make a perfect circle any size, tie a pencil to a piece of string. Pin the string to the center of the circle – find that by measuring – leaving just the right length to reach half the diameter of the circle. It works like a giant compass. If your pillow form is square, make a pattern for a square with 26″ sides, then cut two of those from our fleece.) Measuring carefully, make perpendicular 5″ cuts about 3/4″ apart all around the edge of your fleece pieces. Put the pillow form in the middle of one fleece piece and lay the other one on top of it. Tie all the little “tabs” together to make a no-sew pillow with fringe around the edge.

(I wish I could take credit for this! They are so fun and easy to make and make great Christmas gifts!)

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

You probably could use other fabric (flannel might be nice), but fleece works the best – we have made a bunch of these for my kids and nieces/nephews – they are SUPER EASY to make.

Joann’s will usually have some kits that contain the fleece and instructions (I can’t remember if they have the pillow form or not)

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Want to make a pillow cover the easy way? You’ll love this easy tutorial for how to make a no sew envelope pillow cover!

I am obsessed with bold and sassy pillows (don’t believe me? Check out my pinterest pillow board here!)

However, bold colors and patterns go out of style quickly the condo doesn’t have tons of storage for old pillows.

Also, every time Sean goes to sit on the couch and has to move 12 pillows to make room, he gets, umm, annoyed.

So, I’ve started making removable pillow covers to jazz up the pillows I already have in a changeable way.

How to Make Easy Peasy No-Sew Pillow “Envelope” Style Pillow Covers

I made these particular covers from an indoor/outdoor tablecloth from homegoods.

Don’t you just love the navy blue color & the geometric pattern? If you’re looking for a similar fabric, check this one out!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I decided to cover these pillows that I also got at homegoods that I got a while ago.

They are filled with down and so fluffy. However, they had a weird temple on the front that wasn’t exactly my style.

Here’s what I did:

Lay out the fabric you want to use. Instead of measuring, I prefer to lay the pillow on top.

You want room for the fabric to come up to the side seam plus a 1 inch seam allowance.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

As far as length goes, you want it long enough to make your envelope.

You want the “flaps” to overlap about 1/4 to 1/3 a pillow length, plus an inch seam allowance on each side.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Iron your fabric so it looks nice.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Hem all four sides of the fabric.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Next, Place your pillow on and fold the fabric inside out as if you were wrapping the pillow like a present.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Now, attach the sides of your case!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

All you have to do it take it out, flip it inside out, and ta-da!

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last updated November 7, 2019 by Diana Hansen

Here is a fun and easy tutorial for creating an inexpensive no-sew dog bed. It’s made with fleece and does not require any sewing.
How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I chose fleece for this project because it’s warm and cozy, just like our adorable Cocker Spaniel, Cooper.

I love working with fleece because it won’t unravel.

While fleece can be sewn, there are many no-sew projects that can be done with it too.

My latest creation is a no-sew bed for Cooper.

I used a bright fun tie-dye print and a standard bed pillow to create a festive no-sew dog bed.

Get directions at the bottom of the post.

No-Sew Dog Bed

The supplies for this project are very minimal. You might even have them all on hand already.

You need fleece fabric, a bed pillow, and scissors.

I used a fleece blanket measuring 50″x60″ in the tutorial below, which was enough for the front and the back.

A yard of fleece is plenty for this project. If you want contrasting fabrics, you will still need about a yard of each print.
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I was able to make the dog bed in about 30 minutes.

Tying the fleece is easy to do; you can even get the kids to help!

Not only will man’s best friend love this bed, but a cat would also love it too!

It would be easy to vary the size of the bed using different pillows. Have a larger dog? Use two pillows to make the no-sew dog bed.

After two years this bed was still in good shape, but due to Cooper bringing in a little critter that stunk it up, we had to replace it.

I love the happy tie-dye design of the new bed!

Check out my Dog Cooling Mat and my Instagram Dog Bed.
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Posted on January 31, 2018 August 16, 2018 By: Author Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

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These adorable Valentine Pillows make the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for tweens, teens, and big kids! They’re super easy and fun to craft – make one or a dozen. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

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I remember making fleece tie pillows as a kid in camp. It’s a fun project because it takes something that typically requires a very specific skill (sewing) and makes it accessible to everyone.

Tie projects open up a world of new possibilities for crafting – whether the absence of a sewing machine makes it hard to sew, or if it’s done in a group setting.

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These Valentine pillows are perfect for anyone to make for a BFF or loved one. They are a great party craft for tweens and teens. You can pre-cut the hearts to make it easier to do in a crowd, or let them make it from start to finish.

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Fleece is one of the less expensive fabric types out there, and the fact that you don’t need to “seal” the ends – it doesn’t fray – makes it that much easier to make these adorable valentine pillows with them!

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For these valentine pillows, you can either go with solids (which tend to be cheaper) or mix them with cute prints like this plaid to seriously upgrade your project.

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Whether you are making these yourself, or crafting it with your tweens and teens, the main thing is to have fun with it! Prep the basics and then work on tying all your knots while relaxing with a favorite show, in the doctor’s waiting room, or wherever/whenever you want!

What’s Needed to Make Fleece Tie Valentine Pillows:

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  • 2 pieces of fleece per pillow – suggested size: 9×9 inches
  • Poly fill stuffing
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pen or marker
  • White paper to make your template

How to make fleece tie Valentine pillows:

1. Cut out a heart shaped template from the white paper. Make sure to make it
no bigger than your pieces of fleece. Use the template to cut out the heart shape from each piece of fleece.

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2. Lay 2 fleece hearts on top one another and draw a smaller heart on the top
heart. I suggest making it about 1 ½ inches smaller. This smaller heart is
used as a guide to cut your strips.

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3. Start from an edge and cut little strips, about ½ inch wide, into the fleece, making sure to stop at the smaller heart you drew. Continue until you have strips around the entire perimeter of your heart.

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4. Now take 2 strips that are on top each other and tie them into a tight little
knot. Move on to the next 2 strips until you’ve gone almost all the way
around.

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Leave a little opening so that you can fill your Valentine pillows. Stop with about a 2-inch opening.

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5. Stuff some pillow stuffing into the pillow until you like how full it is. Then finish
tying the last few strips together.

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Your valentine pillows are ready to share with a loved one!

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Who will you be making these Valentine Pillows with or for? Comment below!

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Today I’m bringing back a No Sew Pillow Tutorial that will make you want to go to the fabric store! My mom used to make me the most beautiful dresses when I was a little girl. She still can create pretty much anything she wants with her sewing machine. I have to say that unfortunately I didn’t inherit her talent or love for sewing. If you are like me, you are going to love making this cute no sew pillow without sewing a stitch!

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No Sew Pillow Tutorial

Let me show you how you can make this cute pillow in about 3 minutes!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

You are going to need two pieces of felt, five inches all around larger than your pillow.

For example if your pillow is 18×18 you’ll need two pieces of 23×23 felt.

Set one piece of felt on top of the other and then place the pillow on top.

You are going to cut strips of about 5 inches long and two inches wide all around.

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Don’t cut all the way to the corners. Stop before the last two cuts meet.

You’ll end with a square of felt in each corner.

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When you have cut all around place one piece of felt on top of the pillow insert.

Start making knots, connecting the two pieces of felt together with the pillow insert inside.

Double knot so the pillow cover stays in place.

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When you get to the corners do the same thing knotting the two squares of felt together.

They will look like a big bow in each corner.

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And just like that you made yourself a No Sew Pillow!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

So easy and perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday!

Here are some other fabric ideas that I love!

DIY Fabric Projects – Click HERE

That is another projects that you can do quickly with a hanger and fabric scraps.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Clever Sewing Projects – Click HERE

OK I’m done… Now I better go. I have three baskets full of dirty laundry calling my name!

By Sher Bailey

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

What you’ll need:

1-2/3 yds. of print outerwear fleece 1-2/3 yds. of a solid outerwear fleece Tape measure

  • Cut a square of each fabric that measures from 56″ to 58″ square. This measurement should be a whole number. Remove the selvages (fabric fray)
  • Place the squares over each other, wrong sides together.
  • Cut a 5″ square from each corner.
  • To cut fringe, lay one piece of fabric on the floor/table, and then fold the 5″ to be fringed back.
  • Cut fringe 1″ wide and 5″ deep on all sides.
  • Using a overhand knot, tie the front and back fringe together.

Do this all the way around the blanket being careful not to stretch the fabric.

In no time at all you’ll have a beautiful no-sew blanket that’s warm and attractive.

And because it’s so easy, you’ll have time to make a no-sew, hand-tied pillow to match!

Just cut a square of fabric that is 18″ plus 10″ square. Follow the same steps as the blanket, but to assemble, tie the three sides, and then slip the pillow inside. Tie the front and back fringe. Finish tying and you’re done.

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In my spare time, I teach drama classes for children. I decided that wasn’t enough chaos this summer and added a craft club to my class lineup. It gave me the chance to put together some easy DIY crafts for kids. It’s good practice for when my toddlers are old enough to do more than color on my walls, right?

I intended this project to be an easy no-sew fleece doll sized blanket, but the kids decided they wanted to make pillows instead. I usually have a vast amount of polyester stuffing on hand, so I said. sure, why not? So, technically you can make it either way. Stuff it for a doll-sized pillow craft, or leave it without stuffing and it makes a great little blanket. Or – make one of each and you’ll have a matching set!

Here’s the supply list.
2 pieces of coordinating fleece fabric. Mine measured 14.5″x16.5″ each.
-Polyfill or another type of stuffing
-Scissors
-Ruler or Measuring Tape

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Start by cutting a 2″ square out of each corner. It’s up to you if you prefer to do all four as the first step (as I did), or if you prefer to cut them as you go. Either way works fine.

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Cut 2″ square from each corner, on both pieces of fabric.

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Fleece pieces with corners cut out.

Next, cut strips that are about 1″ wide by 2″ tall all the way across each side of the fabric.

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They don’t have to be exactly even, but you can measure them if you want. The important thing is to stay right at 2″ tall – if you cut more than that, you’ll end up with an odd-shaped pillow. I cut both pieces of fabric at the same time to keep them the same size.

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Two layers of fabric with strips cut.

Once all the strips are cut, it’s time to start tying! This part is a little time consuming, but really simple. Just take one strip from each fabric and tie them in a double knot.

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Finished corner.

Keep tying your way around the pillow. I plan to pull out this craft for birthday parties when the kids want to watch movies – it’s a great way to keep their hands occupied.

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Three sides done.

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Tie three complete sides and most of the fourth, as well (unless you’re making a blanket – then just tie them all up). For the pillow, leave 2-4 pieces untied to allow for stuffing.

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Stuff the pillow through the hole, then tie up the remaining pieces. And, boom! You’re done!

February 1, 2013 By Chris

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

I can’t tell you how many times I’d like to buy extra throw pillows to change or add color to a room that I’m redecorating, or to help bring a holiday theme to my house for the season. It’s one of the easiest ways to change and brighten any place in the house. Here’s the problem: pretty throw pillows usually don’t come cheap.

My usual solution is to cover a couple of pillows with various fabric slipcovers. Although I’m an avid sewer and my sewing machine is always sitting out and ready to go, I don’t always feel the urge to take the time to create “proper” covers, and many of my friends don’t sew at all.

Well guess what? You don’t have to own a sewing machine or ever touch a needle and thread to make these no-sew throw pillows. All you need is fabric and a pillow or two in order to transform your room, bed, or sofa in just minutes.

What You’ll Need

  • Plain, square throw pillow(s)
  • Fabric — 2 1/2 times plus-a-couple-of-inches bigger than the pillow(s)
  • Scissors (*possibly)

You won’t necessarily need scissors. Only if your fabric is larger than 2 1/2 times the pillow, plus-a-couple-of-inches, will you need them. But, if you measured the pillow, added 2 1/2 times the size (and the two inches), and had that measurement cut from the fabric bolt at the store — you’re good to go.

No-Sew Throw Pillow Directions

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1. On a table, spread the fabric all the way open with the right side facing the table.

2. Place the pillow at an angle on the center of the fabric so that it looks like a diamond instead of a square.

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3. Bring one corner of the fabric up and over one side of the pillow. Now repeat this for the opposite side.

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4. When you bring the second fabric side over, you’ll want to fold the tip under so it lies neatly.

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(It looks just like any gift you’ve ever wrapped)

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5. Now bring the last two fabric sides up and over the pillow.

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6. Tie the ends into a square knot

Change the style of a room, perk up a tired-looking one, or change fabric with the seasons anytime the mood hits you!

About Chris

Chris McLaughlin has written 36 posts in this blog.

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The least crafty of my overly artistic friend group, I finally found a holiday project that even I can’t mess up and started creating “No Sew Fleece Blankets and Pillows” as gifts after a friend had made one for me as a house warming present.

The materials you will need include:

– Two types of fleece material between 40 or 52 inches in width, patterned if you want a design. The last few I have made I have done a solid for one side and a print on the opposite, but this is all up to the look you want for your project. The length can be customized depending on if this is a throw blanket or for a bed.
– A ruler or tape measure
– Scissors
– A roll of tape
– A bag of stuffing (for pillow)

For Blanket

Begin by lining up both sides of the fleece material so to make sure they are exactly the same length and width. Put a few strips of tape in the corners to secure them to each other so they wont shift around and then tape the corners down to the floor or table that you are using to work on.

Be sure to trim off any ragged edges so fleece is perfectly straight on the ends.

Using the ruler, measure directly across a one inch section of the material, you may want to use additional strips of tape to ensure that both sides will be even. One inch is the general measurement for the cuts you are about to make but there are variations depending on the style you are going for.

Carefully cut a fringe into the edge of the blanket no deeper than an inch in and no more than two inches apart around the four edges of your blanket. Be sure to keep your material straight so that the fringe strips will stay even through both ends of the material. Use additional tape to keep the blanket straight if needed. Use the ruler or tape measure as a guide for clean, straight cuts.

When all the cuts are complete, go to your top fringe on the left hand side, making sure again to keep the blanket straight and tie the top most fringe on the top piece of fleece to the top most fringe on the bottom fleece with two knots. Move down the material following the pattern making sure to pull the fleece taunt as you connect both pieces to form your blanket.

Using the same technique, line up two smaller pieces of fleece depending on how large you want your pillows to be. Tape down the corners when you have measured that both pieces of fleece are sitting even and removing any ragged corners.

Again cut fringe into all sides of the fleece for the pillow ensuring that they are even on both sides.

Tie the left side of the fleece starting with the top most fringe on the top side and the top most fringe on the bottom side. Work around tying both the bottom and right hand side leaving the top of the pillow opened.

Take your stuffing and separate it with your fingers first to avoid any large clumps and evenly pack the inside of the pillow being sure to not only push the stuffing down but to spread it out evenly inside the pillow. Fill to desired thickness. I normally “test” the pillow a few times to make sure the stuffing is spread out enough and comfortable to lay your head on.
Tie up the top side of the fringe on the pillow.

* If you wish to add embellishments to the pillow, sew or glue buttons, felt shapes or trim to the pillow or blanket after it is tied on all sides. Please note pillow and blanket will be hand washable only.

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Today I’m bringing back a No Sew Pillow Tutorial that will make you want to go to the fabric store! My mom used to make me the most beautiful dresses when I was a little girl. She still can create pretty much anything she wants with her sewing machine. I have to say that unfortunately I didn’t inherit her talent or love for sewing. If you are like me, you are going to love making this cute no sew pillow without sewing a stitch!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

No Sew Pillow Tutorial

Let me show you how you can make this cute pillow in about 3 minutes!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

You are going to need two pieces of felt, five inches all around larger than your pillow.

For example if your pillow is 18×18 you’ll need two pieces of 23×23 felt.

Set one piece of felt on top of the other and then place the pillow on top.

You are going to cut strips of about 5 inches long and two inches wide all around.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Don’t cut all the way to the corners. Stop before the last two cuts meet.

You’ll end with a square of felt in each corner.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

When you have cut all around place one piece of felt on top of the pillow insert.

Start making knots, connecting the two pieces of felt together with the pillow insert inside.

Double knot so the pillow cover stays in place.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

When you get to the corners do the same thing knotting the two squares of felt together.

They will look like a big bow in each corner.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

And just like that you made yourself a No Sew Pillow!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

So easy and perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday!

Here are some other fabric ideas that I love!

DIY Fabric Projects – Click HERE

That is another projects that you can do quickly with a hanger and fabric scraps.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Clever Sewing Projects – Click HERE

OK I’m done… Now I better go. I have three baskets full of dirty laundry calling my name!

I’ve been making all sorts of NO SEW DIY Minecraft tutorials with my kids and so far these DIY Minecraft pillows are my favorite! (At the bottom of this post you can find more of our DIY Minecraft tutorials.) Let’s just say I learned a LOT while doing them!

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I do NOT sew – so it was fun (sometimes) make these no sew pillows washable (which means no hot glue gun which is my go to method!). If you DO sew please feel free to use this idea and run with your own methods! I’ve seen some fabulous pillows you guys have made!

I have made 3 pillows so far using 2 completely different method so I have the pros and cons and how to do each below! Remember NO SEW means you don’t need a ton of talent to put these easy pillows together! Minecraft is built on cube dimensions so everything is pretty easy to figure out in “blocks”.

Buy your choice of adhesives for this project below:

DIY Minecraft Sheep Pillow – NO SEW Tutorial

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The DIY Minecraft Sheep pillow was BY FAR the easiest one to do and took me under 15 minutes from start to finish. I had the ingenious idea of using an already made pillow and just painting directly onto it with acrylic paint ! I found this little square shaped pillow for $.50 at the thrift store so I brought it home, washed it, and then grabbed my paints. I made a symmetrical “T” type shape in a khaki acrylic paint for the main part of the sheep face. Nothing fancy – I didn’t even measure – I just painted straight onto the pillow. You may wish to spot check and dab a little bit of a second coat on depending on the material of your pillow.

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Once the khaki paint color had dried I painted on a light pink nose, and white and black squares for the eyes. That’s it! EASY PEASY! After making all 3 pillows this was by FAR my most favorite method simply because of timing. You can do this on a pillow case as well, just make sure you have a piece of cardboard inside the pillow so the paint doesn’t bleed through.

DIY Minecraft Creeper & TNT Pillows – NO SEW

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I had a LOT of fun creating these simple NO SEW (washable!) pillows but getting the fabric to adhere together was a little more difficult than I was hoping. First start by cutting out a 15″ x 15″ section of whatever color and fabric you want to use. I bought a felt fleece type soft fabric for about $2/yard at Walmart. You’ll need TWO panels for each pillow – both 15″ x 15″.

I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Adhesive to glue up 3 sides of the pillow before beginning to stuff it. I honestly have mixed feelings about that fabric glue – it was really difficult to work with once I started stuffing the pillow and it left a “crunchy” stained appearance around the pillow where I applied the glue. I’ve since had several people recommend Stitch Witchery to me (a tape that seals when you iron it and is also washable) so I will definitely be trying that one next time! Personally I would have rather just used hot glue but I’m pretty that wouldn’t hold up in the washing machine.

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I cut out 4″ x 4″ black felt squares for the Creeper eyes and cut out a “face” shape the best I could. I also used my Aleene’s Fabric Fusion to glue it on. Make sure not to overstuff the pillow or it will be ridiculously difficult to use your fabric glue! I really want to try and make another one with that Stitch Witchery – it sounds pretty fabulous.

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For the TNT Pillow it was pretty simple as well. I glued the 3 edges of the pillow together leaving room to add my stuffing. I cut out a long wide strip of white fabric which I glued from one side of my pillow to the other. Then I cut out the letters “T”, “N”, “T” out of black felt and glued them on in the center of the white strip on the pillow.

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Thankfully my kids aren’t picky so nothing had to be exact. I like the homemade look so I didn’t stress too much that my white strip was a little uneven.

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This is what it looks like when everything is glued together! All of my pillows are machine washable which is pretty much a must when you have kids and pets!

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These pillows would go great with these IKEA “block” sheets! I LOVE the way all 3 of my Minecraft pillows turned out even though the sheep was WAY WAY WAY easier and less time consuming than the Creeper and TNT pillows. I can’t wait for my kids to open these gifts up on Christmas morning!

Our Other DIY Minecraft NO SEW Tutorials:

Plush Pig
Plush TNT
Plush Torch
Plush Sword

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Hi Crystal.So happy to find your blog on Pinterest. I so heart this project so I included it on my round-up post about sewing projects you can make for your kids.

Please let me know if I missed something about your blog and do let me know if you want to change or add anything.

This DIY no-sew fleece blanket post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatingWithNutrish #CollectiveBias

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Honey, our beagle, is a true pack hound. She always wants to be with her family and wants to participate in whatever we are doing. This is a feeling that is reciprocated by both Dan and I. When we go for a walk, she goes for a walk. When we lay on the couch and watch TV, she lays on the couch under a blanket and “watches” TV. However, we obviously have to draw the line somewhere, after all, she IS a dog. We’ve drawn this line when it comes to food.

When we are making dinner, she is constantly underfoot in hopes that we will drop something she can quickly grab. This rarely happens since we don’t like to feed her human food, but that doesn’t stop her from trying! This is why I was excited to find these new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Dog Treats. They look a lot like human food, have no corn, wheat, meat by-products or artificial flavors. Plus, the first ingredient is real U.S. farm-raised beef or chicken. I bought mine on Chewy.com, but you can also find them on Amazon or wherever you shop for your groceries.

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Honey’s favorite so far is the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Deli Cuts. They look like cut up pepperoni. My favorite (even though I’m not eating them, lol) is the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Pawsta. Just look at how cute they are…

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Of course, edible treats aren’t the only way we like to treat Honey. She gets plenty of kisses, belly rubs, and I’ve even made her very own blanket!

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How to make a no-sew fleece blanket

You may have seen a no-sew fleece blanket before or made one of your own. They usually have “fringe” on all sides that have knots in them. These bulky knots can be a bit annoying if you are laying on them, and I didn’t want Honey to have this issue. I found an alternative way to make them and the blanket turns out much flatter and doesn’t have the annoying knots!

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Supplies I used for dog blanket:

  • 1.5 yards print fleece* (shop dog print fleece on Etsy | Walmart | Amazon)
  • 1.5 yards solid fleece*
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard cut to 4″x4″

Shop all fleece selections on Etsy | Walmart | Amazon

* Use the same size for a toddler blanket. Use 2 yards for an adult blanket and 1 yard for an infant blanket.

Directions:

Step 1: Arrange the printed fleece fabric on top of the solid fabric making sure that edges line up with one another. Do not pull too tightly on the fabric or it won’t line up properly on all sides.

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Step 2: Cut both pieces of fleece to 1.5 yards square making sure to trim any rough edges.

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Step 3: Place the 4″x4″ piece of cardboard on one corner and use as a guide to cut both pieces of fleece around it. Repeat for all corners.

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Step 4: Cut 4″ long strips along one side of the fleece. Make each strip around 1.5″ wide.

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Step 5: Flip the strips up.

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Step 6: Cut a small slit in each strip making sure to cut through both pieces of fabric.

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Step 7: Take the ends of the strip and tuck them through the slit you just cut.

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Step 8: Pull the strips through tightly so they lay flat.

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Step 9: Repeat steps 5-8 around all four sides of the fleece.

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Now your dog can enjoy her Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats while laying on her new blanket and not have to deal with any bulky knots!

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Make sure to check out these new treats at your local grocery store, or on Amazon.

Note: Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into small pieces for smaller dogs.

How do you treat your dog? Have you tried these new treats yet?

No Sew Fleece Blanket

What you’ll need:

1-2/3 yds. of print outerwear fleece

1-2/3 yds. of a solid outerwear fleece

– Cut a square of each fabric that measures from 56″ to 58″ square.

*This measurement should be a whole number. Remove the selvages (fabric fray) —

– Place the squares over each other, wrong sides together.

– Cut a 5″ square from each corner.

– To cut fringe, lay one piece of fabric on the floor/table, and then fold the 5″ to be fringed back.

– Cut fringe 1″ wide and 5″ deep on all sides.

– Using a overhand knot, tie the front and back fringe together.

Do this all the way around the blanket being careful not to stretch the fabric.

In no time at all you’ll have a beautiful no-sew blanket that’s warm and attractive.

And because it’s so easy, you’ll have time to make a no-sew, hand-tied pillow to match!

Just cut a square of fabric that is 18″ plus 10″ square.

Follow the same steps as the blanket, but to assemble, tie the three sides, and then slip the pillow inside.

Tie the front and back fringe.

Finish tying and you’re done.

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No Sew Fleece Patchwork Quilt

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No Sew Fleece Lion Cushion

by Sarah, Repeat Crafter Me

Who will you make this adorable Lion Pillow for? This is super cute and very easy too. Whilst you will stitch a face on your cushion, the remainder of the project is no-sew.

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by Polly, Fairfield

This easy and popular project from Fairfield shows you an easy way to make Braided Edged Cushions.

They will be perfect for your sofa or your bed or a favorite space in your place. They are bright and cozy and super simple too.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Shaggy Fleece Rug Tutorial

by Joann Stores

Here’s a super cute project that is very easy and the results are nothing short of astonishing. You can make up a floor rug or wall hanging using this no-sew technique.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

by The Kitchen and The Cave

Floor pillows come in so handy for kids and pets and this no sew version is easy to make and looks great.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

No Sew Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket

by Cutesy Crafts

Jessica of Cutesy Crafts knows a thing or two about being creative. As a Mom of 4, she is continually coming up with amazing ideas.

This No Sew Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket is one of her offerings and we know that you will have just the person to make this for. You could even make it in adult size!

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Amy, All Parenting

This no-sew fleece hat sure is the cutest. It’s hard to believe that it can be so easy but according to the creator Amy, it is.

We particularly love the added details around the hat edge and that pom pom is adorable.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

by Glue Sticks Blog

Another incredibly cute idea is this No-Sew Fleece Poncho. We want one in our size. This is so simple and again, the results look totally professional and better than store bought.

by While She Naps

One of the cutest projects on the planet is most surely this No Sew Fleece Octopus and he makes the sweetest gift for a newborn or any age at all. Be sure to add him to your must-make list.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Colorful Rainbow Scarf

by The Soccer Mom Blog

Here’s a cheery little project that is perfect for your fleece scraps. This gorgeous, colorful scarf will add a pretty touch to any outfit.

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How to Make Couch Pillows

Things You’ll Need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Poly-fill
  • Hand sewing needle
  • White embroidery floss or yarn

Decorate a sports fan’s bedroom or a rec room by stitching your own football-shaped pillow. If you can sew a regular pillow, you’ll find that sewing a football shape isn’t much more of a challenge. For an extra soft and fuzzy pillow, use fleece or felt. Get creative with your pillow and use a printed fabric or a different color than the traditional brown. Cut the fabric to any size you want, depending on how large you want the pillow.

Draw a football pattern on the paper. The pattern will look like an oval with two pointy ends. Consult an actual football if you aren’t sure how to draw the pattern. Make the pattern as large as you want and add 1/2 inch all around for the seam allowance.

Fold the fabric in half with the right side of the fabric facing in.

Cut out the pattern and place it on top of the folded fabric. Pin the pattern in place and then cut the fabric out around the pattern.

Remove the pattern from the fabric and pin the fabric pieces together.

Sew along the edges of the fabric, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a 3 inch gap on one side so that you can turn the pillow right side out and stuff it.

Turn the fabric right side out. Fill the pillow with the poly-fill. Stuff it very full with the batting, even if you think you’ve stuffed enough in. Hand sew the gap closed, tucking the raw edges under.

Thread the needle with the yarn or embroidery floss. Stitch a running stitch along one seam in the center of the pillow. Make the row of stitches about one-third the width of your football pillow. Sew a few stitches across the long stitch to complete the lacing of the football.

By Shari Hiller / November 28, 2011

To many families, their pets are their kids and they pamper them just like they were one of them. Well, these fleece pet pillows are the ultimate in pet comfort – you’ll see, it’ll take about a minute for them to figure it out!

F or years Matt and I have been concentrating all our efforts on making people comfortable in their homes. We concentrated on helping them choose the right colors, the most functional and aesthetically pleasing furniture and then helped them understand what accessories made sense for them so they could really express themselves.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Well today, I am finally advancing into the animal kingdom! Matt has already gone the extra mile because last season he built a dog house. So this season, I’m making pet pillows! Matt wanted to be here to help until he heard the word pillows and that was the last I saw of him!

But any way, these are super easy to make and fun for your pets to use. Just grab 2 yards of your favorite or should I say your pets favorite fleece pattern. My cats like bold colors, so I thought this fuchsia would be very nice.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

F old the fleece in half lengthwise and cut two equal pieces. We are going to cut two circles which will be the top and bottom of the pillow. To cut a nice round circle, just fold each piece into quarters and take a fabric measuring tape or even a yardstick will work and place the end at the corner fold. Now measure along one edge to see how big a radius you can cut out.

Ours measures 13 ½” inches. So, I am going to move this tape measure in a quarter circle, holding the end here at the fold. I’ll mark every so often using this marker. I’ll just make sure when I cut out the circle that I cut off the marker.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

O K, when the marking is complete, cut out the circle. A good sharp scissor should move through the layers just fine. (Disregard the seam running through my pillow – I had to piece mine to have enough fabric – you won’t!)

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Once you have two circles, make sure they line up just right, and then pin them together about 4-6 inches in from the edge. Now we are going to cut the fringe. I cut in about 4-5” at the quarter marks and aim my scissors towards the center. Then I cut in the middle of the quarter towards the center and continue in that fashion until I have fringe about 1” thick all along the edged. Because you are aiming towards the center with each cut, the fringe will be narrower towards the middle.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

When the fringe is cut all the way around, it’s time to start tying it. Just grab a top and bottom coordinating fringe piece and tie them together. Just remember the process you use for tying so that the knots all the look the same all the way around. Tie them tight because this is basically the stitching all the way around the pillow.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

M ake sure to leave a few undone so you can stuff the pillow. You can buy nice size bags of polyester Fiberfil at your local sewing store and there is plenty to stuff even a large pillow like this one. Just grab handfuls of Fiberfil from the bag and stuff it into the pillow. I do like to purposely put the filling in and up to the edges so I know the pillow is filled evenly, so there is a bit of a system to it.

How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

Then, when the pillow is complete, it will look something like this. My pink pillow required sewing because I had previously cut my fleece into smaller squares for another project and these were left over. If you want to make a patchwork look for the top of your pet pillow you can, a couple additional blocks in different colors would be kind of nice.

N ow don’t mention this to Matt, but this could just as easily be an accessory pillow! It’s soft, easy to make, and comes in all sorts of fun colors. Hey, what a fun project this would be for kids at a sleepover. They could all make their own pillows for the night. Or have your church group make up a bunch for the local help center. I know ours is always in need of bedding and pillows.

Anyway, a pillowed pet is a happy pet, and it was soooo simple!