Part of Your World | DIY NO-SEW SCALLOPED PILLOW CASE

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

Just to avoid any confusion, let me start off with a disclaimer:

When speaking of scallops, I’m not referring to seafood that comes in shells and with the occasional pearl.

No. Today we are not gluing saltwater clams onto pillow cases.

And that’s probably a good thing too. I cannot imagine such cushions to be any kind of comfy!

Sure, the little mermaid may disagree, but I have become accustomed to sleeping in a bed of linen, cotton and felt.

Fine, the latter is a recent development and also more of a decorative textile, but let’s just leave that statement as it is for now.

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

So rather than a seafood, for this craft we will be using felt that has been cut to resemble a scallop shape.

I think Ariel would be at least a little proud…

Although I did just google “seashell bed” and can totally see how I would have preferred one of those over a lousy pillow case when Ariel and her underwater friends first floated across my TV set.

But you know, I’m in my twenties. Time to grow up. At least a little.

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

So to make a scalloped pillow case, totally not at all inspired by a favorite childhood feature film 

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

MATERIAL:
- felt
- pillow case

TOOLS:
- pencil
- scissors
- small drinking glass
- fabric glue

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

 Step 1: To make the felt circles, place a drinking glass in the size of your choosing onto a sheet of felt and trace around the bottom with a pencil. Try to fit as many circles onto each sheet as possible. For a 40x40cm pillow case, I used four colors and needed a total of 73 circles cut from about 6-7 sheets of felt.

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

Step 2: Arrange the circles across the pillowcase to figure out the spacing. Start with the top row, placing one circle right next to the other. For the second row, offset the circles and make sure to overlap the circles with the first row to create the scallop shape. Move all the way down to the bottom of the casing.

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

Step 3: To fill the gaps on the sides, cut several circles in half and arrange them around the edges. Glue these circle halves in place using fabric glue. Note that for the corners you’ll probably need to cut a circle into quarters to align the straight edges with the sides of the pillow case.

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

Step 4: Row by row glue the felt into place using fabric glue. Trim the sides where necessary.

DIY No-Sew Scalloped Pillowcase | Motte's Blog

Step 5: Let dry, slip a pillow inside and display. I love the pop of color on my day bed – perfect for spring!

By switching up the colors you can easily adapt the look to match your own aesthetic.

I’m pretty sure Ariel would go for an ocean blue and seaweed green. How about you?


2 comments

  1. This pillow is so pretty!! Love the color palette too 😍

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    1. Thank you, dear Tanya! The pillow is a lot of fun to make too, you should definitely give it a go!

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