How to Make No-Sew Crafts

Book Pillow
This no-sew craft also makes                                      a great accessory.
This no-sew craft also makes a great accessory.

This no-sew craft for kids is great for the reader in your family. Use this book pillow to provide the perfect place to curl up with a favorite story.

What You'll Need:

  • 1-1/3 yards of fabric
  • Ruler
  • Blunt scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Fabric paint
  • Fabric glue
  • Cotton batting
  • Bias tape
  • Black fabric marker

Step 1: Place bias tape over the edges with more fabric glue. Draw some lines on the long strip to create the pages of the book.

Place bias tape over the edges.

Step 2: Use fabric glue to put together the seams to make the pillow. Apply a line of glue along the edges of the 3x28-inch piece of fabric. Attach one end of the 3x28-inch piece of fabric to the bottom of the spine.

Step 3: Continue gluing and attaching the long strip around the edges of the book fabric until you get to the top edge. Leave it open. Stuff the book with batting, then glue the last edge closed.

Step 4: Cut a 12x19-inch piece and a 3x28-inch piece of fabric. Cover your work surface with newspaper. Place the 12x19-inch piece of fabric on your work surface right side up.

Step 5: Divide the fabric as shown in the illustration below for the front cover, spine, and back cover. Decorate it with fabric paint to look like a favorite book. Paint on the title and illustrations. Let the paint dry.

Divide the fabric into the covers and spine.

Create an entire library full of "books" as a focal point for any kid's room.

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