Sunday, November 8, 2015

10 Minute Iron On Pillow Cover



I have a thing for pillows and a slight thing for bold prints. Only, it's not always easy to find the pillow covers I want in the pillow sizes I need. I will say that I hate sewing pillow covers. I guess I'm not very good at measuring {or sewing for that matter} because the pillows never turn out the way I had envisioned. Plus, I just don't have the time to sew pillow covers as frequently as I like to switch out my covers. 

My mom is a crafty genius and came up with a super easy. no sewing way for me to switch out my pillow covers without having to fold or tie the fabric on. Even though I like the look of a pinned or tied on pillow cover, my kids would destroy that within minutes; and with my OCD tendencies, I really don't want to keep fixing the pillow covers. These no sew, iron on covers really look great, only taking 10 minutes to create. 


What you need:
  • A pillow {I used the Gurli pillow from Ikea, but any pillow will do}
  • A zippered pillow case 
  • A piece of fabric measuring 1 inch longer than the pillowcase chosen, on each side
  • Iron on adhesive hem tape {like this}
  • An iron 

What you'll do:

  • Measure your pillowcase, then measure your fabric so that each side length is 1 inch longer than the pillow case. In my case, my pillowcase is 20 inches long so my fabric lengths are 21 inches long.
  • Take your fabric and fold over the one inch edges and iron down 
  • Get your iron on adhesive tape and measure to match the length of the pillow case
  • Stack up your pillowcase {bottom}, adhesive {middle} and fabric {top}, then iron. Make sure to apply iron on the fabric by pressing and holding for three seconds, then lifting and applying again
  • Iron the next length, then the next and then the last
  • Stuff your pillow in the pillowcase and place in a fabulous stop in your home {it's that easy!}

The best part about these covers is that once you want to change the cover, just peel off {no damage} and iron on a new piece of fabric! It's so simple and looks store bought. I dare you not to start recovering all your pillows. 






23 comments:

  1. Adorable!! I love such fast DIY's!! I'd love to have you come over and link your post up to my craft party which starts at 7pm EST. and is new every Thursday! I also pin every post!

    http://www.diy-crush.com/blog/category/link-party/

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  2. That's really cool! How are they holding up to your kids? Mine like to make pathways and forts with our pillows, so I worry that they might start peeling off prematurely?

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  3. This is such a great DIY and super easy!! I'm not much of a sewer, so this is right up my alley!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Kass

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  4. Super neat! I have a few pillows that need an update. This is more cost effective than buying new pillows.

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  5. You make this look so easy! I really need some new pillow covers, I am going to try this!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  6. How cute is this, and for someone who's not a DIYer this is great for me!

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  7. Wow that is amazingly easy and it looks great!

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  8. Love this! I've got a few pillows that are sorely in need of a upcycle like this. Pinning!

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  9. My son would destroy the pinned and button pillows too! I like quick DIY projects like this one.

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  10. This is great. Love the fabric you chose, it's pretty.

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  11. Great idea. I have a bunch of pillows in need of new covers!

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  12. love this creative DIY. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

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  13. Love this idea. I've been looking at my pillows and I know I need to change them! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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  14. Oh my goodness, this is so cool and so simple!

    Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

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  15. Having a no sew project is like a dream! And I love that fabric choice!

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  16. Oh gosh I am totally gonna do this!! I've been wanting to redo my pillows for months but I didn't have a sewing machine, totally picking up some iron on adhesive hem tape

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  17. My mom does this with her throw pillows when she wants to change things up in the living room or her bedroom.

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  18. Great idea! I would've never thought to do this!

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  19. My husband is going to love that I don't have to buy pillows anymore.

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  20. Awesome post! I need to do this!

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  21. I love this! It looks so easy too. :)

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  22. Genius idea! I love the print of your pillow cover in the photos by the way!!

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