How to Make a Super-Easy No-Sew Knot Pillow
No scissors? No ruler? No problem! All you need is a large square of fabric and a pillow or pillow form to make this very chic, knotted, decorator pillow. You need a piece of fabric three times as wide (plus a couple of more inches) and twice as long (plus a few more inches) as the pillow or pillow form.
1 Iron the fabric flat to stretch it out and to remove any wrinkles or bunches.
2 Lay out the fabric wrong-side up and center the pillow or pillow form in the middle.
3 Fold the top half of the fabric to the center dividing line of the pillow.
4 Fold the bottom half up so that it just extends past the edge of the first folded piece of fabric. It'll look like your pillow or pillow form is in a tube or like the beginnings of a wrapped piece of candy.
5 Take the squared-off corners of one end and fold them in one time each, as if you are wrapping a present, bringing the tube ends to triangle points. Repeat on the other side.
6 Fold the right triangle in across the top of the pillow. Then cover it with the other triangle end once you fold that across.
7 Tie the ends together in a square knot, by taking the fabric over-under, then under-over.
8 Tuck the ends securely behind the knot.
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