As I’ve mentioned before, I love to do crafts. I may not be the best at them, but since Peter and I started to decorate our home, I’ve found it’s so easy (and cheaper) to make a lot of things yourself. My Pinterest is packed full of DIY ideas I’d like to do, and this week I finally did one I’ve been wanting to for a while.

Our living room color scheme is black, chocolate brown, cream and red, and we had these throw pillows that really did not go with the space.


After a while, I got sick of having two pillows that matched and one that didn’t. I’d pinned this super easy, no-sew pillow case How To and I decided to try it out.


I found this amazing USS Enterprise fabric at Joann’s and it was perfect for this project. You’ll need to buy fabric that is 3 times as wide and 2 times as tall as your pillow. My pillow was 20″ x 18″, so I bought 2 yards of fabric.

Hint: If you’re going to Joann’s and you have an iPhone, get the Joann’s app. You’ll automatically get a 50% coupon!

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The first few steps are easy, just place the pillow in the middle and fold the fabric over evenly, so that the sides are straight.



Next, fold the sides like you would a present so that the edges look like triangles.

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Then fold the sides over each other.


Take the ends of the fabric and wrap them around each other to form a square knot. You really could do any tie you want to, but the square not was the easiest.


That’s my best friend Becca. Truth be told, she did most of the work.


That’s me! I was proud of our work.

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And Ta-Da! Now we have an awesome, and matching, pillow for our couch!

If you’re going to try this pillow case, I’d love to see your finished project, especially if you’re going to use geeky fabric!


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Emily Kelley is a writer, actress, video game junkie, comic book nerd, and future galactic war hero. She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time at the Disney Interactive office. Along with being a multiple award winning journalist, she is an avid RPGer, cosplay noob, and mother to two beautiful cats.
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