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How to Make a No Sew Pillow for Window Seats

No Sew Pillow Foam

Many of us haven’t the foggiest on how to properly sew. There’s plenty of tutorials out there on how to make lovely cushions yourself. Although if the most sewing experience you’ve ever had, is desperately trying to sew your kids school trousers up, then these tutorials may not be for you. Worry not though, because we’ve got a great tutorial on how to create yourself a no sew pillow for your window seat. That’s right, we’re casting aside the fiddly needle and thread for a much easier method.

What You’ll Need to Make A No Sew Pillow

It’s easy to make a no sew pillow, and you don’t need that much to get started. What you will need is –

  • 1 sheet of thin plywood cut to the size of your window seat.
  • Some foam cut to size from us here at GB Foam Direct.
  • A fabric of your choosing, cut to your desired length (try to choose something durable and make sure that it’s wider and longer than your foam cut to size).
  • Some spray adhesive.
  • A fully loaded staple gun.

The most important thing you’ll need is your foam cut to size. Without your foam, all you’ll be sitting on is some fabric and a bit of plywood, which doesn’t sound very comfortable. It’s easy to order foam cut to size from us for your no sew pillow. All you have to do it visit our website and follow the five simple steps as outlined on our foam cut to size page. Nice and simple, just like your no sew pillow is going to be.

Making Your No Sew Pillow – A Few Notes Before You Begin

Before you begin, ensure that your plywood has been cut correctly. Simply lay it over the area where you wish to place your no sew pillow to check this. This is because you naturally won’t want a crooked window seat. Also, consider ironing your fabric, especially if it’s creased.

Let’s Begin Making Your No Sew Pillow

First, you’ll need to take your adhesive spray and apply it to the entirety of one side of your plywood. Take your new foam cut to size from GB Foam Direct and place it directly onto the plywood. Try to make sure that your foam is lined up as evenly as possible. Once the foam is lined up correctly simply press down on it firmly. Once you’re satisfied that your foam is secured to the plywood, move onto the next step.

Next, place your fabric pattern side down onto the floor. This entire step is somewhat like wrapping a present. If you’re not very great at that either, don’t worry it doesn’t have to be too neat, just as neat as you can make it. Start by bringing the left and right sides of the fabric together in the center of your plywood. Once satisfied, fasten these together using your staple gun. Next, you’ll need to turn your attention towards the top and bottom ends. Fold the corners of both sides, like you’re wrapping a present and fold the entire side over onto the plywood. Try to pay close attention to your corners, to ensure that the fabric hasn’t bunched together. Once you’re happy with the way it looks, simply secure the fabric once again with your staple gun.

Congrats on Making A No Sew Pillow For Your Window Seat

Yep, that’s it! Wasn’t that easy? This entire project took us around twenty minutes to complete and we estimate that it should take about the same time for yourselves. That’s pretty good going when considering what you’ve achieved. Well done you.

It should be noted also, that this tutorial isn’t exclusive to window seats. Why not give it a try elsewhere? Perhaps on some outdoor furniture for example. We’ve also got a great tutorial on how to make pallet furniture, which you may find of interest.

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