Easiest No Sew Christmas Pillow Cover Ever

It’s very easy to change every day pillows for a new season or holiday by making a no sew pillow cover.

This one is quick to do and inexpensive too.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

You can use pillows you already have or get some from the thrift store.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

I found these two basic pillows for $1 each. They had zippered pillow covers which usually means a covered pillow form underneath rather than just stuffing.

I checked them out before buying just to make sure.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

I seem to be on a scarf kick lately, but they’re so versatile and I can think of so many ways to use them.

For this project you’ll need a scarf that is knitted-in-the-round, which means you can put your hands inside it and stretch it out. I get mine at the thrift store for 50 cents or $1. They come in every colour under the sun, or if you’re a knitter you can make one yourself.

I’m using a beautiful bright red one for this Christmas pillow. It’s about five feet long.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

All you have to do is stretch the scarf over the pillow.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

Move it along so the pillow is in the middle with equal scarf arms on either side.

Don’t stretch it too much or the white pillow form will become visible through the scarf, but if that happens it’s easy to just fluff it up.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

Grab some lace and/or some ribbon, whatever you like or have on hand, and wrap it around the back of the pillow, in the opposite direction that the scarf arms will go, and tie at the front.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

Then tie the two scarf arms into a knot at the front. This hides the knotted lace and ribbon.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

This makes the pillow reversible with a different look on each side.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

With the other form I made a pillow for my antique settee.

I used the leftover piece of white scarf from my chenille remnant pillow.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

That makes this pillow reversible too.


Easy No Sew Pillow Cover

For a child’s room you could tuck in their favourite stuffed toy. For a bit of fun I added a little stuffed Rudolph to my Christmas pillow. What can I say? I’m just a little girl at heart. lol.

Isn’t he sweet? I couldn’t resist him at the thrift store for 10 cents. He fits perfectly, and he makes me smile.

This is such a quick and easy project, and the best thing is that the scarf pillow cover can easily be changed for a different season or holiday… or just because you need a change. Which I often do. Do you too?

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.”
A few other scarf projects if you missed them.
Dollar Store Scarf Ornaments
White Scarf Christmas Tree

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  1. You had me at "no sew" for sure! Those pillows are funky and so cute! Of course you made a fun pink one!

  2. I have some of those scarves……… very nearly gave them away but shall be making these for the bedroom cos my scarves aren't Christmassy colours.

  3. I never even realized that some scarves were like that! Now I will take notice for sure! Very cute, and I couldn't help but notice that cute little chenille one as well. Such pretty colors throughout!

  4. Adorable, Tuula! I am going to have to find a few Christmas-y sweaters 🙂 And I love the lace – so pretty!

    Hugs to you!

  5. Tuula, I love easy done solutions! Looks great! Thank you for inspiring me.
    Have a happy happy time and all my best from Austria

    1. Thank you so much for commenting Tante… all the way from Austria. Wow! Its' so nice to meet you. I'm so glad my project has inspired you. I wish you a happy time too!

  6. Another scarf beauty! Love the pink one on your settee. Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday.