Updated at: 12-05-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

Adding a personalized pillow to a room or giving one away as a thoughtful present is a terrific idea. Sewing and embroidery are often required for many pillow patterns. Pillow covers can be made by tying or weaving two pieces of fleece together rather than sewing them together. Children and adults alike can benefit from this project’s ease of implementation. Creating a no-sew fleece cushion in a variety of forms, such as a heart or a circle, is easy after you learn the basics.

What You Need to Know About Fleece

When it comes to fleece, many people assume it is the actual sheep coat that is both insulating and fluffy. Fleece is a man-made textile that happens to be created from plastic. We’d hate to break your bubble. As a result of the fact that fleece makes you feel fuzzy whenever you touch it, it is most commonly utilized to manufacture jackets and cushions.

Before anything else, the polyester fibers are made with the use of a chemical reaction that involves petroleum, as well as several derivatives of petroleum. Heat is applied to these chemical substances in order to form a syrup that has a thick consistency.

Polyamide fibers are first created by a chemical reaction involving petroleum and numerous petroleum derivatives. Chemical substances are heated to create a syrup with a thick consistency.

Petrol and numerous of its derivatives are used in the initial chemical reaction that yields polyester fibers, which are then spun from those fibers. At create a thick syrup, these chemical ingredients are heated to a high temperature.

Things You’ll Need

  • Pillow Form, 24″ x 24″
  • The Ink Marking Pen that vanishes into thin air.
  • Scissors
  • Rulers with Straight Edges
  • Two Fleece Fabrics 3/4 Yard (Second Color Optional)
  • Cutting Mat And Rotary Cutter

How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Pillow

Step 1

If you are a sports enthusiast, you can find a wide variety of fleece fabrics in a variety of colors and patterns. There is a detailed list of tools and materials on the last slide.

Step 2

Fold each piece of fleece in half and square the fabric by laying the selvage edge along a straight line on the cutting mat. Lay the straight edge ruler across the fabric in line with the rule marks on the mat, and cut a straight line through both thickness of the fleece. Trim off the selvages. Cut a piece 27 inches by 27 inches from each piece of fleece and stack them on top of each other.

Step 3

The selvage edge should be aligned with a straight line on the cutting mat to square the fleece before folding it in half and cutting it. In order to cut a straight line through both thicknesses of fleece, use a straight edge ruler to lay across the fabric. Selvages should be cut off. Each piece of fleece should be cut into a 27-inch-by-27-inch rectangle and stacked on top of each other.

Step 4

The cutting mat’s rule lines should be aligned with the cloth square. Stop cutting at the 3-inch line you established in step 2 and go through both layers of fleece with scissors at each inch mark.

Step 5

At each of the four corners, a 3-inch square should be removed.

Step 6

Remove any wrinkles and make sure the layers are still square and aligned.

Step 7

Wrap the bottom strip up to the top strip and tie a knot at the end of each inch. After you’ve tied a second knot, draw the bottom fabric up and over the knot. Each knot should be tied with equal tension on all three sides.

Step 8

As much as possible, pack the pillow shape with the fabric pocket you just created. Pushing the pillow down, tie knots on the other side as well. As you close the gap, avoid squeezing the strips so tightly that the fleece is stretched out of shape.


When writing on dark or light materials, you’ll want to use a vanishing pen that’s either white or dark in color.

How to Make A No-Sew Fleece Pillow – Woven Style

When making a knotted pillow, you need cut your fabric an additional 8 inches larger than your target pillow size. When cutting squares in step 3, instead of 2-inch ones, cut 4-inch squares. To a certain extent, the procedure deviates here.

Cut 1.5-inch-wide and 4-inch-deep incisions on all four sides of both materials at the same time. Make sure the tassels are exactly positioned before you use them.

Cut one inch vertically where the fringe and cushion meet with the slit in the center.

Push the top and bottom tassels into the 1-inch slit, starting at the lower-left corner. Take care not to break apart the two components. Leave the last side open so that the cushion can slide through. Close the gap with the remaining threads and weave them in place.

Can I Wash This No Sew Pillow?

That’s for sure! In order to do this, all I have to do is undo one side of the pillowcase and throw it in the washer. Because it is so easy to put back together, it is a great solution that is washable, adaptable, and simple to manufacture. The cushion can be washed if it is being used as a pillowcase for an existing throw pillow, but I prefer to wash it separately.

Will This Work With Any Fabric?

Although I prefer the fleece cloth in the example, you can apply the same technique to just about any type of fabric. Thicker materials are better for upcycling, although fleece is more visually appealing.

For older blankets or sheets with a few spots of discoloration, but otherwise in good condition, consider using this method.

Stores sometimes sell fleece blankets for for $3-$5 towards the conclusion of the winter season. If you want to make a couple of pillows, you’ll have enough of these. A complete set of pillows may be made for less than ten dollars with a good bargain and some cheap stuffing.

Amazon’s flannel blankets have worked well for me in making them.

The same cheap blankets may be used to construct these lovely cushions and pillows for your home decor.


Regardless of the availability of pillow patterns, learning how to build a no-sew fleece cushion enhances your room’s style and theme. Adults and children alike can construct this pillow thanks to a step-by-step explanation and the simple nature of the design.