This no sew bandana pillow is quick, easy, and oh so affordable!
The No Sew Bandana Pillow
Dear Reader who got caught up in the moment and agreed all willy-nilly to host a summer cookout, then realized you didn’t have any type of outdoor pillows.
Now you are scrambling to find something that doesn’t require sewing, gluing, or costs as much as a trip to an amusement park.
Or maybe you just took a look at your existing outdoor pillows and sighed a heavy sigh because they look faded and tired.
I’m here with a project that will turn that frown upside down. (cheesy, I know)
Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly have another project as simple as last month’s super simple summer mason jar candle, think again.
DIY Pro Tip
Always have plan B and possibly C at the ready in the event A doesn’t go exactly as planned.
Plan A for this month’s edition of 10 on the Tenth, involved Sharpies and a drop cloth. Let’s just say I still have some kinks to work out before it’s ready for prime time.
Time for plan B, whatever that might be. 🙂
The under $10 struggle couldn’t be more real friends.
As I was making my fifth trip to Walmart this week, I tried to consider what type of summer decorating dilemma you might be facing and all of the sudden, the summer haze cleared and I remembered bandanas are only one dollar and pillow forms are really inexpensive.
Before I go any further, I must tell you I found the inspiration for this project from my all time favorite blog in the world, Thistlewood Farms.
No sew bandana pillows for the win! They’re quick, easy, washable, and under ten dollars!!!!
How are your knot tying skills?
Can you tie a knot? This is the only skill needed to make a plethora of these pillows.
If you are an overachiever, feel free to get out your sewing machine.
I chose the classic red bandana pattern because to me, it just says summertime and I knew it would look super cute in my favorite black Windsor style chair.
I decided to use a grain sack pillow instead of purchasing a new pillow form. The bandana I purchased is a 20-inch square, so there was plenty of fabric to cover my 15-inch pillow.
As you can see in the photo above, I laid one bandana wrong side up, placed my pillow on top, then topped it with the second bandana.
Next, I gathered the fabric to make a point, then tied it with a bit of twine.
You can also just tie a knot with the two ends. I just wanted a little texture.
You may need to play around with the excess fabric along the sides. I just tucked one edge in and pulled the other edge over it.
That’s A Wrap
I hope you read this and thought, oh my gosh I have to make these right away!
If you did, then my work here is done.
Honestly, there are so many different ways to create a pillow like this. You could use scarves, fabric remnants, or really anything that will cover your pillow form.
Let’s just say no to expensive pillows and make our own this summer!
Just think of all the iced coffees we can buy with the money we’ll save.
Have you ever made anything using bandanas? Tell me all about it in the comments below.
You no-sew sister in paint,
I hope you will take the time to see what these talented ladies are sharing this month. Just click on the links below.
Patina and Paint
Poofing the Pillows
The Purple Hydrangea
FYI: My friends and I have decided to hit the pause button on this monthly party for a couple of months. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in September with fresh fall ideas under ten dollars.
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