DIY Knot Pillow

4 Materials
4 Hours
I have been seeing knot pillows around the internet for some time now and I always thought how cool it would be to make one. My plans have always ended there, on a thought, up until now. The knot pillow is originally the creation of Neta Tesler and Knots Studio from Tel Aviv and their price ranges from $265 up. Read on to learn how to make your own.
Click the to check out the blog post with exact measurements and detailed step-by-step tutorial!
Make a tube out of the stretchy material 3.65m long and 0.21m wide.
Flip the fabric tube face side out. Push one side of the tube through the cardboard tube. Roll the rest of the fabric tube around cardboard tube, wrong side out.
Place a small amount of pillow stuffing inside...
... and push down with a long object (ruler, baking paper roll) until it reaches the end of the fabric tube. Keep doing this until you have stuffed the whole fabric tube.
The last step is to make a knot out of the stuffed tube. We are going to make a knot known as monkey's fist. There is a great tutorial for it . An important note – instead of making three loops as shown in the instructions, make only two. Tuck in the loose ends inside the pillow and attach them to each other using a thread and a needle.

Suggested materials:

  • Stretchy material
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Thread and needle
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  • Mary Ann Goldberg Mary Ann Goldberg on Oct 31, 2017
    Love this - and I haven't seen anything like this previously. Do you leave the cardboard inside the tube before sealing and bending?

  • Vicki L Keeley Vicki L Keeley on Nov 02, 2017
    ok this was not in inches so when converted its 14 ft long. that seems like quite a long tube!? I think I made a long enough tube for several pillows!

  • Judy Weinmann Judy Weinmann on Nov 06, 2017
    Where do I find a tutorial on the "monkey fist" knot?


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  • Rembatb Rembatb on Nov 07, 2017

  • Blaez Blaez on Dec 13, 2017
    Ok, probably a dumb question, but I'm asking anyway. Why did you stuff it with the material inside out? Unless you were rolling the material up over the stuffing as you went, but looking at the pictures, that doesn't appear to be the case. So, I'm slightly confused. This is awesome by the way and I can't wait to make one!

    • Natalie Stewart Natalie Stewart on Sep 24, 2018

      I was thinking the same thing. And I don't see a link to any blog post?