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

No-Sew Envelope Pillows Made from Napkins

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 & want to make sure your place is well accessorized, why not whip up some pillows? Now I, Erin, 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

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

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

erin - francois et moi blog - sugar and cloth

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

No-Sew Envelope Pillows Made from Napkins

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 & want to make sure your place is well accessorized, why not whip up some pillows? Now I, Erin, 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

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

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

erin - francois et moi blog - sugar and cloth

Comments

  • Leslie

    08.16.16

    Love these, thanks for the post! Where did you find these beautiful napkins?

    • Erin said:

      Hi Leslie! They’re from aNthropologie!

    • Leslie said:

      Thanks so much!

  • Amanda

    08.16.16

    Love these! Can I ask where the bench is from?

  • Kimberly

    08.17.16

    Love this DIY so much!!! I can’t wait to try it. It really does look like I can just whip up some pretty pillows. Yay!

    • Ashley said:

      You got this, Kim!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Sahara!

  • Nisa

    08.22.16

    This tutorial is what I am Looking for. especially because it’s no-sew. thanks : )

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you, Melle!

  • cpns

    09.11.16

    simply and creative, nice share

    • Ashley said:

      Glad you liked the DIY!

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