Hi, I'm Clara from Online Fabric Store. In this no sew project I'm making an outdoor pillow using fabric glue. This is an envelope pillow, so the cover is easy to swap out. So let's get started. The materials you'll need are: 1 yard of fabric, this is Waverly Chippendale Sun N Shade Fretwork Mineral, Dritz unique stitch fabric glue, a fabric marker, scissors or a rotary cutter, a ruler, a pillow form, I'm using a 16 by 16 inch Fairfield Weather Soft Outdoor Pillow, and an iron. There are 2 basic no sew methods. One is to use an iron-on bonding tape like this, and the other is to use fabric glue. For many outdoor fabrics, ironing with high heat is not recommended, so fabric glue is the way to go. For the front of the pillow, mark and cut out a piece of fabric that's the same size as the pillow form, which is 16 by 16 inches. The finished dimensions will end up being 15 by 15 inches. To create a full looking pillow, the cover should be about an inch smaller than the pillow form. Next I'm going to mark and cut two more pieces of fabric which will overlap to form the back of the pillow. To determine the size of these pieces, take the width of the front (16 inches), add 6 inches and then divide by 2, which is 11. So the height of the two back pieces is 11 inches, and the width is the same as the front piece (16 inches). For the back pieces, on one of the longer sides, fold over the fabric a 1/2 inch and iron on a low to medium setting. Fold over another 1/2 an inch and iron again. Glue the folded edge down. Lay the front piece of fabric face up. Place the back pieces face down so that they're overlapping with the raw edges on the outside. Mark where the folded edges end. Then take that piece off and mark the edges of the other piece. Now I'm going to glue around the edges from mark to mark. Place a bead of glue 1/2 an inch from the edge. Using a ruler will keep it straight. Place the back piece of fabric down so that the edges line up with the front piece. Press down on the glued sides. Repeat this for the other back piece, again gluing the edges from mark to mark Clip the corners, but not past the glued part. Let the glue dry for at least a couple of hours. Now that the glue's dry, turn the pillow cover right side out. Then push out the corners. Finally, insert the pillow form. Since this is an outdoor pillow, I'm using a pillow form designed to be used outside. And that's it, no sewing machine required. The envelope style back is great for many types of pillows whether no sew or sewn, indoor or outdoor. It's easy to make, and also easy to change out for a fresh look. Thanks for watching this OFS project.

DIY No Sew Pillow Tutorial with Outdoor Fabric
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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am
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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    But is this fabric glue wash proof?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    will not glue work instead?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    will.they last long

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    Really liked your formula for the overlap on the back pieces. I always worry about going too small or too much. It's nice to have a rule of thumb to always fall back on.

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