DIY No-Sew Burlap Heart Pillow with Doilies! {Easy Tutorial}

A couple weeks ago, Mom snagged a huge box of vintage linens at the auction… $5 people!! We had no idea what was in that big ‘ol box, it was a mystery box of sorts, but those are the best kind and we couldn’t wait to get to diggin’! Mom slowly pulled the pieces out… dust plumes and all! And lo and behold.. it was chock full of amazing linens, doilies, even a couple table cloths! Mom was the big winner of the box of goodies so she picked out the pieces she wanted first! In her ‘disgard’ pile were these heart doilies!!

Score!! They were perfect for my burlap pillows… and just in time for Valentine’s Day!!

How to Make a No Sew Burlap Pillow with Doilies

I have sewn a pair of curtains or two in my time… but geez. It just takes soooo long to dig out the sewing machine (my house is a disaster) and then find a clean space to set it all up! So, I decided I would tackle a no-sew pillow!! And I have to say, once you go no-sew, you’ll never go back!!

Here’s a peak at my supplies!

– burlap
– doilies
-heat ‘n bond hem tape

DIY No Sew Pillow Supplies

Start by measuring your burlap and cutting it into a strip. I laid my pillow out and wrapped the burlap around it to measure how much I would need to cover all sides. Leave enough so that you can overlap the burlap on the back, to create the envelope slot! Then, I ironed my burlap to get out any creases.

Iron Burlap for No Sew Pillow

Once your fabric is all smoothed out, you’ll need to hem the edges of your ‘short side’. Just fold it over, the width of your hemming tape and iron according to the directions on the hem tape package.

No Sew Hem Burlap Pillow

This picture will give you a better idea of where you are supposed to hem…along the top and bottom of your long strip. Then, you will fold the bottom about halfway up and seal the sides. Make sure your burlap is inside out… so you can flip it when you’re done and not see the rough edges. See the hem?

How to Make a No Sew Pillow

And once you’ve sealed the bottom half, fold the top down, overlap enough to create your envelope and seal the sides of the top half as well. Make sense? This is harder to explain than I thought. Hopefully the little captions help…

How to Make a No Sew Envelope Pillow

Then, you can flip your pillow case right side out! It should look something like this.

No Sew Burlap Pillow Tutorial

And stuff your pillow inside.

Easy No Sew Pillow

Now for the fun part!! Decorate!! I attached the doilies the same way… with my hem tape. Apply the hem tape to the back of the doily…

Easy DIY Doily Pillow Tutorial

and iron it on the front of the pillow!!

Easy No Sew Shabby Chic Doily Pillow

I added the little round doilies around the edges to spiffy her up a bit!! And that was it!! I like that the the doilies are not attached all the way to the edge… I think it gives it a ruffly effect!!

Easy DIY Heart Pillow Tutorial

I’m not one to really decorate for Valentine’s day… but I think these are cute enough, I could leave them out year round and perhaps make some others to match!

How to Make a Valentine Pillow

Super cute Burlap Pillow Tutorial! Easy Peasy!! #burlap
I think my first no-sew pillow was a success!! Have you ever tried a no-sew pillow?? Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

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Comments

  1. 1

    Wow, I love this. The heart doillie is stunning and such a pretty pillow. Great idea. Hugs, Marty
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life recently posted…201st, Inspire Me TuesdayMy Profile

  2. 3

    Hi Candace,
    Awesome tutorial for folks like myself who are visual!!!!
    Thanks so much….I get it!
    Have a lovely day,
    Colleen

  3. 5

    pretty. you have made a lot of non-sewers very happy with this great pillow project.
    laura@top this top that recently posted…Easy Boxwood Heart WreathMy Profile

  4. 7

    Can’t believe you found a heart doily and a whole box of goodies for $5?? Love this pillow! Sharing on my FB page today 😉
    Hugs,
    Jamie
    Jamie recently posted…DIY Clay Valentine Hearts and GarlandMy Profile

  5. 9

    Looks great, Candace! I adore vintage linens and burlap so it’s a perfect project! Thanks for joining us on our tour!

  6. 11

    Vintage linen + burlap is a winning combination in my book! Love this pillow!
    Jeanie @ create&babble recently posted…Silhouette Cameo GiveawayMy Profile

  7. 12

    I don’t sew….and I love this idea! It is so pretty,thank you for sharing!
    xx
    Anne

  8. 13

    What a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Jennifer @ Town and Country Living recently posted…Decorating for Valentine’s DayMy Profile

  9. 14

    The heart doily was a score! I’ve never tried that hem tape but now it’s going on the list.

    Wonderful to be co-hosting with you.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  10. 15

    Squeal!..love this. I= The crochet and burlap combination is wonderful. I hope you will share this at my hop today Hugs!
    Katherines Corner recently posted…Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 123My Profile

  11. 16

    What a cute way to use vintage doilies! I really love it mixed with burlap. And sounds like that box of linens was quite the score!
    Suzy @ Worthing Court recently posted…Valentine’s Day DecorMy Profile

  12. 17

    What a fun project! I have a roll of heat n’ bond around here somewhere – you’ve inspired me to dig it out! Congratulations on the awesome auction win too!! I love searching for hidden treasures like that! :-)
    Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life recently posted…Valentine’s Day Recipes & Craft Inspiration from Celebrating Everyday LifeMy Profile

  13. 18

    These are fabulous. I am with you on dragging that sewing machine out! Your mom did score big time!!! ~Christy
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…10+ Projects to Inspire Your WeekendMy Profile

  14. 19

    I love heat bond! The doily looks so cute against the rustic texture of the burlap. Nice job- pinning!

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