Oh boy do I have an easy and fun project for you today. While perusing the Christmas isles at Walmart yesterday I happened upon these cute Farmhouse style Christmas canvas gift bags. They sort of look like vintage Christmas grain sacks! Either way I knew I would make something with them. That’s when I decided to create a few DIY no sew Christmas pillows! I haven’t been this excited about a simple holiday craft like this in a while.
If you’ve been around here a while you know I’m no stranger to no sew projects. I’ve created a few tutorials on the subject like how to make a no sew valence, how to make a DIY no sew pillow from tea towels, and I’ve even created a beginners guide to no sew projects.
Out of all the no sew projects I’ve done before, this one might be the simplest for one reason; you only need to “sew” one seam.
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That’s why these canvas Christmas gift bags work like a charm as pillow covers. Let me show you.
Look at the lovely Christmas gift bags from Walmart. They were only $4.97 for one large and the same price for two small gift bags! Side note; they are more expensive online so you might want to check out your local Walmart first.
These are the bags I came home with.
Supplies to make no sew pillows from a gift bag
- Walmart Christmas gift bags – these are similar
- No sew tape
- Fiberfill or stuffing for pillows if needed
- Old pillow that’s the same size as the gift bags
It just so happened that I had four new pillows that came with a set of couches we just ordered. I love pillows, but I did not like the style of these.
Brown and beige was my jam about 10 years ago, but not now. That’s no problem because I can re use them! Side note; check out my ‘affordable pillow buying guide’ where I share all about how to save money buying pillows and also how to save storage space!
Back to creating these no sew holiday pillows;
How to make a no sew Christmas pillow from a gift bag
- Cut the top of the bag right under the hem where the string is. You can also just remove the string.
- Stuff an existing pillow (same size) into the gift bag.
- Apply no sew tape to the edge of the pillow where you cut the hem.
- Carefully roll over the other “hem” and place it on top of the no sew tape.
- Apply pressure to make sure it sticks.
Below are a few progress pictures.
Above is a close up of the no sew tape hem on one of the pillows.
Look how cute they are!
Ok I’m off to purchase some more of those gift bags. I might just have another project up my sleeve. LOL. Stay tuned.