I had purchased a number of large napkins several years ago from the Crate & Barrel Outlet with the intent of making pillows. But the hitch in my giddy up, so to speak, was the fact that I don't own a sewing machine. I did end of making three pillows stitching them by hand and it took me days so I resolved to never do that again.
Fast forward about three years and I am again in the situation of needing to make pillows. Seven pillows to be exact. However, this time I am armed with much better tools: my handy dandy iron and iron-on adhesive. Not a needle or thread in sight.
The steps are very easy and the main thing it to be patient on the step of bonding the two pieces of fabric together. I had to "re-iron" several sides when they didn't totally adhere to each other.
For this project you will need
at least 2 napkins (washed, dried and ironed)
iron-on hook and loop tape (aka velcro)
iron and ironing board
Step one: Measure the washed, dried and ironed napkins to make sure you get the right size pillow. I wanted to have a flap around the edge of my pillows, so I purchased 18x18 inch pillows for a 21x21 inch napkin.
Step two: Apply the iron on adhesive to 3 edges of the wrong side of one napkin
Step four: Lay second napkin, wrong sides together and iron according to directions to "seal" the napkins together.
Step five: Carefully separate hook and look tape side and insert pillow. You now have a fab new accessory for your living/family/bed room
I think that the room looks quite nice, don't you?