How To Make No Sew Pillow Covers

No Sew Pillow Covers
No Sew Pillow Covers

Why No Sew Pillow Covers

I have met several makers lately that do not own a sewing machine and they felt that making a pillow cover was out of their reach as hand-sewing would be too onerous! This made me think about how you can make so many things without a sewing machine. If you think it is a lot more work, you are not thinking in the right direction. No Sew Pillow Covers are actually easier to put together than sewing them.

What You Need to Start

There are not many things you need to do a No Sew Pillow Cover Project. You can add items to the list as you need but these are the basics:


This project is so amazing that you can up-cycle almost anything. I have used old sweaters, shirts, jeans, and curtains to make pillow covers. Although I have used a sewing machine on some of the projects, I find that it is so easy to do the no-sew projects.

No Sew Pillow Cover Fold and Tie
No Sew Pillow Cover Fold and Tie

Look through your closet and maybe ask a friend or two if they have old clothing you could use to make a no-sew pillow cover. These pillow-covers actually make great gifts – imagine a friend who gave you the fabric gets a no-sew pillow cover from you!

no sew pillow cover with shirt
no sew pillow cover with shirt from YouTube

Up-cycling is so important and one of the things that is dear to my heart. I have volunteered with my Rotary Club to go to clothing stores and ask for their returns (which they cannot resell). I most often fix the tears, replace the zippers, and often make other pieces of clothing from those donations. I, then in turn, donate a lot of the fixed clothing to a non-profit so they can resell the items. It is so rewarding and I am helping to keep returns out of the dump at the same time. Enough on this but you get my drift.

Projects for No-Sew

For this project, I have put together a downloadable PDF with instructions and links so you can easily make your own no-sew pillow covers. You can download it here. The password is at the bottom of this article and if you have signed up for my newsletter, that password is at the bottom of each of the emails I send out.

Reading Resources

As always, I have hand-picked some reading resources so you can further your skills at creating no-sew projects. These books not only go over no-sew pillow covers, they include many other projects. I must admit, I have only tried very few no-sew projects and am looking forward to seeing what I can create in the future.

BTW – if you complete a no-sew project as a result of this blog article, please share it with me in the comments below or on my Facebook page (see below for the link).

My Favorite is this book:

No-Sew Fleece Throws & Pillows

I have 2 other favorites for creating no-sew project:

No-Sew Love: Fifty Fun Projects to Make Without a Needle and Thread

Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects

Last Word

Don’t forget to download your copy of How to do No-Sew Pillow Cover Projects. The password is love

Give no-sew a try – you can integrate it with so many other craft projects – can you imagine creating a flower with the techniques you will learn.

Until tomorrow…


PS the password is love

No Sew Pillow Covers
No Sew Pillow Covers

Bette Daoust
Bette Daoust

Dr. Bette Daoust is a Copious Crafter with many crafts and techniques completed with very many more to go. Bette's Makes ❤️ DIY Home Decor DIY Craft Tutorials, DIY Paper Flowers