I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! It has been a rainy day here today, but something about rain and thunder on a summer day is soothing and comforting!
I wanted to share a quick DIY project that I did that turned out really well, looked great, and was super easy!
So if you read my post about updating our guest bedroom, you saw that some of the pillows on the bed have covers on them that I made! Now let me tell you, I am no sewing fairy. Nope. Me and a needle are not friends. I mean I can handle sewing simple stuff, like sewing a button on and what have you, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend money on fabric and then try to sew a pillow cover, just for it to go completely awry and look like a hot mess!
I heard about this heat bond tape that can be used to sew fabric together. The light bulb in my head went off! BINGO! I can go get some of the heat bond and see if I can figure out how to make a pillow cover.
So off to Wal-Mart I went to the craft/sewing section. I found the heat bond easily and quickly. Here is what it looks like:
It was only like $2.99, so not a bad price at all! I used the instructions on the back to kind of figure out what to do. But even then I sort of just winged this, and luckily it turned out great!
Let’s get started! Here is what you will need:
Scissors, fabric of your choice (I love this utility fabric here from JoAnn Fabrics! It reminds me of grain sack.), any pillow (I had this one in my closet), heat bond tape, and an iron.
Take your pillow and lay it on top of your fabric. Cut the fabric a little more larger than the pillow so you can have some hanging over—you will need this to do the heat bond.
Cut another fabric square to match the first piece you cut. You will now have 2 identical fabric squares.
Take 1 piece of your cut fabric and the heat bond tape. Cut the heat bond tape to fit the length of each side of your fabric and lay it on the fabric.
You will now have one piece of fabric with heat bond tape on each side of the fabric square.
Take your other piece of cut fabric and lay it directly on top of the fabric piece with the heat bond. Line your fabrics up so they are laying completely identically on top of each other.
You will now begin ironing 3 of the sides of the fabric. Put your iron on a medium high setting. Place the iron on top of the fabric for 3 seconds, then lift up, and keep going until each of the 3 sides are completely sealed down.
Now you will have an opening like this:
Now stuff your pillow inside the opening. This may cause some of the heat bond tape to break open on the sides. That is ok! When you finish stuffing the pillow in, you can just go back around with the iron and seal it back down just like you did before!
Once your pillow is stuffed in, take your last side that is open with the heat bond tape and iron the fabric down together to seal it.
And BINGO! You have completed the project! You now have a pillow covering for your pillow that looks great and was super easy!
Here is what mine looked like in the end, placed in its new home!
I hope yall found this easy and helpful! What do you think? Is this something that you would do? Let us know! If you do this project, post your pictures in the comments below! We would love to see them!
Until next time friends!