3 Way No Sew Pillow Cases With Spring Scarves

4 Materials
$15
30 Minutes
Easy

If you want to give your throw pillows a quick and easy update grab an old spring scarf and you are good to go! This tutorial will show you 3 ways to tie a scarf around a pillow insert to create a new pillow case without sewing a stitch! Whether you have very wintry pillows and want fresh look for spring, or you just want to make a custom case, this is an easy way to repurpose a scarf for this!


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SUPPLIES:
-12x18 Pillow Insert (I found these to be the best size, so I bought 3 of them.)
-Spring Scarves of your choice (Long and Wide Work Best)


You can buy the pillow inserts used in this project, here. 






STEP 1: Lay your scarf out flat and place the insert in the center. Fold the width of the scarf up over each edge so they overlap in the middle.








STEP 2: Take each length end of the scarf and pull to the center of the pillow.






STEP 3: Tie the ends of the scarf in a knot at the center of the pillow allowing the ends to hang freely.

That's it for the first way!






STEP 1: For the second way to cover a pillow you will first place the pillow in the center of the scarf and fold up the width to overlap in the middle in the same way you did in step 1 for the first pillow cover.






STEP 2: Pull each ends of the scarf to the middle of the pillow and twist the ends around one another feeding the ends over to the other side of the pillow.






STEP 3: Turn the pillow over and tie the ends of the scarf in a knot at the center on the back of the pillow.

Turn the pillow back around and spread the twisted ends so they aren't bunched up.

*This is a double sided pillow and can be turned either way for a different look!






STEP 1: It is easier to use a square pillow insert for this last cover. Place the pillow once again in the center of the spread out scarf.






STEP 2: Fold over the width of the scarf from either side to overlap in the center.






STEP 3: Pull the length ends of your scarf up to the center of the pillow and twist them around one another. Twist the ends of the scarf tightly all the way to the ends.






STEP 4: Turn the pillow over and wrap the twisted ends to the back and tie them in a knot.

*This pillow can also be turned to either side for a different look!






Here are each of the pillows completed! Such a great variety!






These pillows are such an easy way to update your couch with something you may already have on hand!


If you want to buy the pillows inserts used for this project, click here.






I wanted to show you the backs of case 2 and 3 so that you can see the variety you can get from these wrapping techniques. I am sure there are other ways you could come up with too!

I love the thought of temporarily covering these pillows and then being able to use the scarves again with their original purpose! Such a great option for those without a sewing machine too!





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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Sue Lilly
    on May 15, 2017

    What a fab way of quickly changing your colour scheme
  • Gigi Edmons
    on Jul 3, 2019

    Has anyone done this with other fabrics in place of the scarfs? Also seems like a good idea to update your pillows for holidays instead of doing a longer term change.

    • Nancy K
      on Jul 9, 2020

      Hi, I just ordered some 54x54 inch tartan shawls from amazon that we’re priced as low as $5.66. I wanted something warm and not too expensive for camping. I think they would be great for this project especially if you have big pillows. The brand is Motine. I look forward to getting my order to see how they would work for the pillow covers. I hope this helps.

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  • Terri
    on Jan 20, 2020

    This is so clever! This will be my next project for sure!

  • Nancy K
    on Jul 9, 2020

    Wonderful idea. I have seen this done years ago and it’s nice to see the idea revived today. Thanks for sharing. Please tell me know how to view the video of your steps. Also what size scarves for what size pillows? Does it matter? Thank you.

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