How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

This no sew fleece pillow is a quick and easy project. The one I’m going to make is a 16 by 16 inch kid’s pillow. Stretch knit fabrics are also great to use because they don’t fray and they tie well. These pillows make great gifts and you can make them any size you want.


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Step 1: Measure & cut the fabric

Place the fleeces on top of one another. If there’s a right side to the fleece, make sure it’s facing out. To determine the size to cut the fabrics, take the dimensions of your pillow form and add 4 inches to all 4 sides. I’m using a 16 by 16 inch pillow form, so I’m cutting 24 by 24 inch squares out of both fleeces. Pin in places if needed to keep the fabric from moving. Measure and cut 4 inch squares out of the 4 corners. Cut 1 inch wide strips 4 inches long around the edges. You can mark them to keep it more consistent.

Step 2: Tie the knots & insert the pillow form

Loop the 2 strips over and under and push the knot up to the top. Continue this around 3 sides. Insert the pillow through the open side. Close the open side by knotting it until you reach the end. The pillow is now complete.

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Can you get 2 pillows out of that yard?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you use different fabrics for the front and back, you can get 2 pillows out of 1 yard of each fabric. If you use the same fabric, you can get 1 pillow out of 1 yard.
How much fleece would I need for a 20x20 inch pillow?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2018
do i need 1 yard of patterned fleece AND 1 yard of sold fleece to make this pillow?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That's right, unless you do the same fleece on the front and back. Then you would just need 1 yard.
I have 2 30x30 pillow inserts which I opened up and took out some stuffing because they are pretty thick. How much larger should I cut out the material to do the 4 inch cuts to tie?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will want to cut 38 by 38 inch pieces to create these pillows.
How to measure for a odd size pillow 18x24 also I’m not a person good with math. Why would a 16x16pillow ..adding 4 inches to each side...measure 24inches as needed. For the pillow?
Wouldn’t it be 20x20?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, that's a little unclear. You need an additional 4 inches around the whole pillow, so add a total of 8 inches to the width and length. For you pillow, that's 26 x 32 inches.
How do you wash it when it gets dirty?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can untie some of the knots so you're able to take out the pillow form and then machine wash the fleece.