DIY No-Sew Bow Tie Pillow

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a fun decorative pillow project I made for my bed. I own a sewing machine, but I’m terrible at using it. I mostly hand sew smaller projects or use some fabric adhesive.

Recently, I bought some lovely fabric at a thrift store for about $1.50. I found it in the bedding section, but I had no idea what it was. At first, I thought it was a curtain, but I finally discovered it is a coverlet you place on top of your bed for decoration.


Continue reading below to see how I recycled the fabric into this beautiful bow-shaped pillow!




  • Coverlet or Pillowcase
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Tape Measure
  • Iron and Ironing Board


  • First, I had to wash the coverlet because it was old and smelled like moth balls.
  • Next, I used a tape measure to determine what size I wanted the pillow to be, and then I cut the fabric.


  • I also had to iron the fabric to remove all the wrinkles.


  • One of the advantages of using recycled bedding is that everything is sewn together already. All I had to do was cut one end of the coverlet and insert the fiberfill.



  • I closed and adhered the open sides of the pillow with my trusty hot glue gun.




  • To make the bow tie shape, I cut a long strip out of the remaining fabric of the coverlet. I made sure the fabric piece was long enough to tie around the middle of the pillow.



  • Finally, I fluffed and shaped the pillow until it resembled a bow tie.




And that’s it! I love this pillow and how adorable it looks on my bed. I can’t wait to make another one!


Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Have a great day!


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