No-Sew Envelope Pillows Made from Napkins

If you’re a simple DIY kind of gal, these no-sew envelope pillows require not a stitch of sewing nor much cutting for that matter.

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

Can you believe we’re already talking back-to-school?

My favorite part about moving back to college was always designing and planning my new apartment with roommates, which I guess was only fitting for an interior design student!

If you’re heading back to school this fall and want to make sure your place is well accessorized, why not whip up some pillows?

Now I, Erin of Francoise et Moi, know DIY bloggers often over use the phrase “whip up”, but this truly is a “whip-up” kind of project.

You see, these no-sew envelope pillows require not a stitch of sewing nor much cutting for that matter. They’re made from pretty fabric napkins and constructed with iron-on tape, a great technique alternative if you’re a non-sewer!

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

Materials and Tools Needed To Make No-Sew Envelope Pillows

Pretty 20″ patterned napkin — Mine are from Anthropologie.

Solid 20″ napkin

Heat n Bond Ultra Hold No-Sew Iron-on Adhesive

Iron

Scissors

18″ pillow form

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

How To Make No-Sew Envelope Pillows

Preheat the iron to medium-high heat.

Cut the solid napkin down the center using the pre-packaged fold line as your cutting guide.

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

Lay the patterned napkin right-side up on your work surface.

Place the solid napkin halves right-side-down over top of the patterned napkin, so they line up and the two halves overlap slightly at the center.

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

Peel back the solid napkin(s) on one edge.

Lay the iron-on tape along the edge of the patterned napkin, fold the solid napkin back down to check to make sure the tape is concealed, and then fold back up.

Use the hot iron to fuse the tape to the patterned napkin according to package directions.

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

Allow the fabric to cool, and peel off the paper liner.

Then, fold the solid napkin back onto the patterned napkin and fuse the two layers together with the iron, again according to manufacturer instructions.

Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the remaining 3 sides.

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

Turn the pillow right-side out and use a mildly pointy object (like a knitting needle) to form square corners.

Stuff with a pillow form and style them up in your digs!

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

I chose this jewel-toned floral in an effort to help ease into fall. What patterns are you guys swooning over for back-to-school?

Say what?! DIY no-sew envelope pillows made from napkins! - sugar and cloth

 

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