Saturday, June 15, 2013

No Sew Jelly Roll Pillow Tutorial

With all the fluffing that's been going on, I have had a few different people ask me about making pillows and especially the jelly roll ones.  I did a tutorial in Jan. 2012, so I thought maybe it was time to run it again.  It really is so simple and they look fabulous anywhere.  So here is the rerun - --

 I love jelly-roll pillows,  I think they are so classic and so very french also.  If you look at many of the old world rooms you will find this pillow has been around for years.    The forms come in several sizes, so choose what fits you furniture and then you can create many for next to nothing and have constant changes.

I want to use the smaller size for this chair, and I have a new fabric to go with my beige and white color scheme that I am currently using.  This is the cover I previously had on this form.  Cut your fabric twice the length of your form.  ( I will show you why later. )  Then cut the fabric so it will go around the pillow with a little over lap,  and will fit snugly when you finish it.

 Ok, my fabric is cut.  This is a reversible fabric, but since I am using it on a white chair, I am going to use the beige side as the outside of the pillow.

 Turn the right sides together and stitch closed.  If you don't sew, then just use the fusable seam tape and close the side all the way down, or use Stitch Witchery glue.  (Super easy, you don't have to sew to make this pillow.)  You are creating a tube.

 Turn it inside out so you have the right side of the fabric showing.

 Insert the pillow form making sure you have it in the middle with the same amount of excess on both ends.

 Fold half of the excess on the end inside the opening.  Make sure it is evenly folded in.

 Now, using 2 heavy rubber bands, gather the fabric close to the pillow form and wrap the rubber bands tightly around the end of the form.

See how pretty your little pouf is!!!

 Do the other side the same way and then play with your poufs until you are happy with them.

 Fits perfectly on the chair.  I have a couple of tassels, so I want to add them to the ends.

 Just loop them around the ends where the rubber bands are and arrange them so they fan out on the chair.

Perfect and doesn't it look elegant?

 Great addition to all the fabrics that I have in the room.

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  1. This is a wonderful tutorial Marty I'm so glad you shared it again.
    Leslie aka Gwen moss

  2. Just the right timing. My neighbor works for a high end hotel and they were throwing a bunch of jelly roll pillows away, they have zippers and heavy material so I can throw the covers away and make new ones. Thanks Marty!

  3. Very clever, Marty. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

  4. What a beautiful addition and great tutorial, Marty. I will be saving this for the future!


  5. What a wonderful idea! It looks so elegant, too! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

  6. Oh, Marty, this is a beautiful pillow and thank you for sharing how to make one! You really are the smartest one. Oh, I wonder if you happen to have any snaps of your pink appliances? I'll bet they were gorgeous!
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  7. Elegant is right! The chair and the now sew jelly roll pillow! Because the pillow is small and short they look so wonderful tucked into just about every chair! Great tutorial, Marty! I hope you add TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS to your list of linky party you share with! Link goes live every Wednesday at 8:00pm. Your beautiful pillow will be a welcomed addition!

  8. What a wonderful idea! I think the demonstration pillow was so elegant!

  9. I agree!
    They are fun to make out of those pieces of fabric that aren't big enough for anything else.
    A great way to carry your color or fabric out into the room. :)
    Thanks for the updated tutorial.


  10. When I was young, I use to make these for my dolls. I never thought to do the same on a scale for the house! Great idea!

    I also love the embossed fabric on your chair.

  11. What a sweet idea! And so simple too! Thanks so much, Marty.

  12. My husband loves to sleep with his bed pillow rolled up under his neck perhaps I need to make him one if these.

  13. Tres Elegant Marty!!! Thanks for sharing such a high end looking easy project. Know what I'll be doing this week. My pup ripped mine off the bed, not a fan of sewing sooo I have procrastinated... No more.. I know how.
    Thanks again.
    Hugs, Gee

  14. Sure looks like an expensive pillow. Love it.

  15. Looks lovely. I did this tute a few years back and used flour sack towels as the cover. No need to do anything but roll the pillow in it and tie up the ends. Any time I can avoid sewing, yay!

  16. What a great tutorial for such an elegant pillow!

  17. Love your pillows ! Thanks for the great instructions !

  18. I love your pillows! These are my kind of pillow too- no sew! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I have to give this a try! Your pillows look stunning in your home!

  19. Thanks so much for rerunning this great post. I love your little easy pillow.:)

  20. Very cute, I love jelly roll pillows and never thought to make one! I love the way you treated the ends!

  21. So many people have a fear of sewing. It's nice that you showed a no-sew way to create this pretty pillow. The fabric is wonderful, too!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links open till Friday.

  22. Gorgeous choice of fabrics and oh my....I do love that chair. I sure do enjoy all the links that you post and I always look forward to Tuesday's...

  23. Genius Marty!!!! Thanks so much, you had me at 'no sew'!!!!

  24. I love your jelly roll pillow! Great tutorial, I like instructions that I can easily follow. I really like that you don't have to sew. I'm terrible at sewing! The tassels over the rubber bands is a really nice touch. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

  25. Marty this is a great tutorial. I love making jelly rolls and your tutorial is the easiest to follow. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Thanks for sharing! So many people don't like to sew, and I sometimes forget to offer no-sew options. Great tutorial. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  27. What a great idea, Marty--I love the fabric you chose, and I love the styling you've created in your room with that lovely pillow!

  28. Beautiful pillow, Marty! Thanks for sharing the no sew version.

  29. I've always admired these type of pillows. Great to know I can achieve the look without breaking out my machine! Thanks for sharing, Marty!!!

  30. What fun pillows. Brilliant no sew tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  31. Love your jelly roll pillow...such a clever way to recover and easy too! Your chair is beautiful!
    Thanks so much of sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  32. Another fabulous idea! I am going through your older posts and taking notes. You have so many beautiful tips.

  33. It's beautiful,love the fabric my friend. Pinned xo