DIY No Sew Infinity Scarf Pillow

I am completely unapologetic in my pillow hoarding.
I love pillows. I always have. I can even remember as a kid having a mountain of pillows on my bed for no logical reason other than I wanted them and they were stinkin' cute. As I got older, I realized there's something cozy about lounging around while being surrounded and engulfed by pillows. I also know that pillows are one of the best, quick, and cost effective way's to spruce up your environment (and my puppies love cuddling with them too).

Since we're headed into summer, it's time for me to do my semi-annual "I-refuse-to-be-a-hoarder-and-keep-clothes-I-haven't-worn-all-season" closet cleansing. In June, I like to get rid of my winter/spring clothes and in December, I will do the same for my summer/fall wardrobe. As I was cleaning up, I came across a really cute, plush pink infinity scarf. When I flattened it out to fold it, I noticed it was the perfect level of girliness and a great size for a pillow. Since I'm in desperate need of a back support pillow in my desk chair, I decided this would be the perfect fabric. Please note, this method works best on thicker materials like canvas, upholstery fabrics, leather, furs, etc.

Sometimes, I get lazy resourceful when I don't feel like digging out my sewing machine and find alternative ways to put things together. Today, I will be using my mini paper stapler. I know, it's extremely unorthodox but it works like a charm. This project took me less than 5 minutes to and you really can't tell that it's not sewn together. For this project, you will need:
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Standard desk stapler and staples
  • Stuffing or a pillow insert
Begin by turning the scarf inside-out and putting the pretty side of your fabric together. Staple one side completely shut. Put the staples close together so there are no gaps. Since I'm using the infinity scarf two sides are already sewn together. If you are using material cut from a bolt, I have an alternative tutorial coming up later this week (so check back soon).

Next, staple the opposite side leaving an opening in the center of the fabric for the stuffing (The opening should be about 1/3 of the full length of fabric).

Now it's time to flip the fabric so you can stuff the pillow. Turn the fabric so that the pretty side is facing out, be sure to push the corners out and stuff it. You can always buy craft stuffing or a pre-made decorative pillow, but I used the stuffing out of some old sleeping pillows we recently replaced. The standard pillows have enough stuffing to make about 2 decorative pillows and are way cheaper than buying craft stuffing.

Once the pillow is stuffed to your liking, pinch the opening together and staple it shut. Make sure the staples close completely to prevent snagging or injury.

Congratulations! You have just made your very own no sew pillow. I would love to see you creation so feel free to #DIYwithShainaG or tag me @LifeIsMyRunway on Instagram and Twitter or leave a comment on the SugarStilettosStyle Facebook Wall.

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