Monday, July 1, 2013

Burlap No-Sew Pillow

Hello there! It's been a crazy couple of weeks around here! Not only did we have 3 birthdays and 3 graduations, but my step-daughter, and now son-in-law got married on Saturday.
It's been a crazy fun happy whirlwind!
But, now things should settle down a little bit, and I can get a little more done around here.
I wanted to show you another no-sew pillow I made which I've been using on the front porch, and in the kitchen. I even managed to make rosettes to decorate it. (I've got hot glue burns on my thumbs, but that's par for the course I suppose. DIY is a dangerous business.)
Do you have an old pillow you'd like to cover? I took an old pillow that needed to be covered and just measured how much burlap I would need, and cut it to size.
To make a clean line when you cut the burlap, you grab a little strand, like below, and pull it right out, leaving you with a clean, straight line to cut.
  You can see that line right?
Next I just placed the pillow in between the two pieces, and glue gunned the burlap on the inside edges. I made sure to leave about half an inch all around so that I could "fray" the edges.
Once the pillow was in it's burlap envelope, I decided to make some rosettes. I am going to give you a tutorial I followed, rather than try to explain it here. Take a few minutes just playing with the strip of burlap before you start gluing. Once it "clicks", you will be a rosette making expert.
Once they were done, I glued them onto the pillow.
I then stenciled our last name on the pillow, for a little extra detail.
I'm happy with the pillow. The burlap is a little messy, so I wouldn't lean on it if I was wearing a black sweater, but it looks cute! Plus it cost me nothing to make, as I had the burlap, glue and old pillow! Yessss!
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Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

LOVE that! What a great/easy idea! You, my friend, are a genius. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Amy! There's no genius involved, just laziness essentially - I hate sewing! :-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your fun and clever! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Fun, Factual, Weird, and Breathtaking said...

Wonderful pillow!! I love the burlap flowers!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really cute and I love the burlap roses!

Ann said...

Very cute and easy. Burlap can be a pain to sew, so this works great! Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

Krista said...

You did such a great job with this pillow! I love the flower accents you made for it! Great job! Krista @

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Super cute! Love fun and easy projects like this. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

Thank you all for stopping by and checking out my pillows! I can't sew to save my life, so I'm pretty happy with them! Julia

The Charm of Home said...

Great job! I cannot make those roses, have tried several times! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Danielle said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x said...

Love your no-sew burlap pillow. It turned out great!

Unknown said...

Thank you Jennifer and Danielle!

Sherry - I don't know how I managed - this type of thing usually stumps me, but I guess the stars were aligned! Julia