How to Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow

    by Cyndee Kromminga

    About the Author

    Based in the Midwest, Cyndee Kromminga has been writing craft and interior design articles for 15 years. Her articles and craft designs have appeared in Crafting Traditions Magazine, Easy Holiday Crafting Series-House of White Birches Newsletter and Country Woman Christmas Books. Kromminga's education is in interior design and she has experience operating a craft and design business for more than 20 years.


    Make a new-sew fleece pillow as a lounging pillow to toss on the floor in front of the television or on a teenager's bed. Non-fraying fleece fabric is available in a multitude of colors and prints and in sports or specialty themes. Make your teenager a pillow for his favorite sport's team, a princess-print pillow for a young girl or a simple color-block pillow to match the decor in a family room. This no-sew fleece pillow is a project well suited to any aged non-sewer who can cut a straight line.

    Things You'll Need

    • Pillow form
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Chalk fabric marking pencil
    • Pins

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    Cut two pieces of fleece fabric equal to the size of the pillow insert plus 8 inches. For example, for a pillow that measures 18 by 18 inches, cut 2 pieces of fleece 26 inches by 26 inches. Center any print in the middle of the piece.

    Place the layers on a flat surface with the wrong sides together. Align all the edges. Pin the squares together with pins placed parallel to the cut edges and 5 inches from the cut edge.

    Cut a 4-inch square from the corner of each piece.

    Measure in toward the center, from each edge, 4 inches and draw a line with a fabric chalk marker. Cut 4-inch long fringe, 1 inch wide, on all sides of the fleece square. Do not cut the fringe past the marked line.

    Tie each top fringe piece to the comparable bottom fringe piece. Tie with an overhand or underhand knot, whichever is most comfortable for you, but be consistent and tie all the knots the same way. Snug the knots up to the end of the fringe cut. Tie around 3 sides of the pillow. Remove the pins.

    Place the pillow insert inside the cover and tie the remaining fringes together.

    • Cut the fringe shorter to produce a nubbier fringe, or longer and narrower to create a more luxurious fringe.
    • Cut the fringe 1/4 to 1/2-inches wide and randomly tie beads into it.
    • If you do not know which is the right side, stretch a cut edge of a piece of scrap fleece. The fabric will roll to the right side.