Welcome to the May edition of our No Sew Showcase! Our little group is still hanging in there and this month we came up with some great projects. Today I’m sharing a no sew pillow cover made from a vintage tea towel. I had some vintage tea towels listed in my online shop a few weeks ago and they sold out the first day. I have more that are washed, pressed and ready to be photographed. I hope to have them all listed in a few days. So if you want to make one of these pillow covers, hang tight and I might have the perfect towel.
To make a 12 x 16 pillow cover:
A.) Lay your tea towel on a flat surface. Fold the bottom of the towel up 11 inches. Measure both sides so it’s straight and even. Transfer to an ironing board. Press the bottom fold. Cut 2 pieces of fusible tape, 11 inches long. Lay the bottom section over a bit, place the tape on the both edges, cover the tape with the flap and press according to the directions on your package of fusible tape. Let cool.
C.) Fold the top of the tea towel over the pillow insert, forming a flap. Embellish the flap any way you like. I added vintage buttons tied on with embroidery floss. Close the flap with a few dots of hot glue or a piece of fusible tape.
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Easy No Sew Valance | Mom 4 Real
I couldn’t let this day go by without wishing the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day…I hope your day has been lovely. We all know that no one’s family is perfect. Every family has its special gifts and shortcomings. My family is no different but every once in a while they come through and make me so thankful to have them in my life. My kids came home for the weekend, we had a nice dinner out last night and lunch with my mom today. They made the effort to make it special for me and I must admit I was quite touched. I’ve had my share of not-so-great Mother’s Days but this was not one of them. For that I am grateful.
Thank you for stopping by! See you soon…
Here are some more No Sew Projects and here are some Pillow Tutorials.
Here is the Repurposed Shirt Pillow Cover tutorial for the blue pillow that’s pictured above.
(Behind the tea towel pillow.)
Just in case you are inspired.