Friday, September 16, 2016

No Sew Flower Pillows

By now you all know how much I love color.  The more color there is in a project, the happier I am.   Originally when I was making these pillows I thought they might work in several shades of one color, but after I got going my 3rd-grade-self took over and I ended up using every color in the rainbow.  Ya know,  I couldn't be happier with the way they look!  I also figured out a way to put them together without one single stitch by hand OR on a sewing machine.......Yup, not one stitch.   The only thing that could make these better is if they were filled with Skittles.  Remember, have fun, use color 
and always Make Your Mark!
Flower power!
Ready to sit pretty

Learn how to make them here!
Stuff You'll Need
Several colors of polyester taffeta
Heavy cotton in bright colors
Pillow stuffing
Tea light
Office clips
E-6000 Stitchless, Fabrifuse and Glue
Pom pom trim
Here's how (part 1)
1. 2. & 3.   Iron a piece of 10" x 18" on top of another color of 18" x 18" fabric using E-6000 Stitchless
*This will give a color-blocked look to the pillow face
4. & 5.  Cut green taffeta fabrics in leaf shapes in descending sizes with the largest leaf being about 4" long
6. & 7.  Cut different colors of circles in descending sizes with the largest circle being about 5" diameter
8. & 9.  Using a tea light, carefully singe the edges of the leaves and circles so that they don't fray
*This will also give them texture
Part 2
10. 11. & 12.  Using small dots of E-6000 Glue, assemble the flowers and leaves and then glue them to the color-blocked pillow face
13.  Cut another 18" x 18" fabric square for the pillow back and glue the pillow front on top of it (around the edges with E-6000 Fabrifuse) leaving a 5" gap
14. & 15. Cut 18" pieces of pom pom fabric and glue them to the edges of the pillow with more E-6000 Fabrifuse and let everything dry overnight
16. 17. & 18.  Stuff the pillow and seal the 5" opening with more E-6000 Fabrifuse and then clamp closed with office clips while it dries
Hello color!


  1. VERY lovely idea Mark. I love the flowers.
    I do not have a zillion colors of taffeta, but now I wish I did.
    I guess one could make a less exciting version with kona cotton colors or regular cotton colors and just create raw edge flowers that will over time create their own dimensions, or spray with a water bottle and toss in the drier --- oh, you would have to sew those on.... never mind