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How to make a Knot Pillow from Fleece

Written by; Joy Smithers / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Tue Aug 25 2009


Pillows are the ultimate accessory for a home. They offer support to the head, neck and shoulder regions. Pillows are just extremely comfortable. No wonder they are a must-have when going to sleep. Pillows offer decorating opportunities to express your style because of the vast amount of choices. A great and simple project is to make a knot pillow using fleece.

Many will wonder why making a pillow is so special. This pillow design does not utilize any sewing. While many women enjoy sewing, there are many more women who never learned to sew. The sewing-challenged among us would love to learn to sew, but find that our lives are just too busy to be able to taking the necessary sewing classes. For us, a pillow project with no stitches required sounds wonderful and not intimidating.

Polar fleece, commonly known simply as fleece, was created in 1979. It is a soft insulating synthetic wool fabric. Fleece has so many positives. First and foremost, it is extremely comfortable to wear. Fleece is very warm, yet is not bulky. The environmentally-conscious will be happy to hear that some fleece is made from recycled plastic PET bottles. Fleece is easy to care for; it is machine washable and dries rapidly. There are many fleece designs and patterns to select from. Designs include solid colors, geometric shapes, stripes and many more choices. Finally, fleece is a great alternative to those who are allergic to wool.

Most projects have a long list of materials needed. This has just 3 items: 2 (18" x 18") squares of fleece fabric, 1 (16" x 16") pillow foam and scissors.

Based on the brevity of materials, you would assume that the instructions are fairly simple. Your assumptions are correct. The main guideline for this fleece pillow is that the fleece squares have to be 2" longer than the pillow you select. Lay the two pieces on each other. If your fleece has a design, make sure that the design is showing toward the outside. Cut each of the four corners by measuring 1 1/2" from the corner and make a cut 1 1/2" deep parallel from the material's edge. Repeat on the other side; this will eliminate a square section from the material.

The next step is cut the "fringe". Again, both pieces are on top of each other. Cut a strip 1 1/2" deep and 1 1/2' apart. Continue cutting around the entire square. Ensure that when cutting, both pieces of fleece are being cut. Knot the strips by taking the two pieces that lay on top of each other, separate slightly and double knot those two pieces together. Stop when you have completed enough to still be able to insert the pillow. After the pillow has been placed inside, you can finish knotting.

Knot up a few simple pillows today to accessorize your living room or your bedroom. Even though you did not sew this pillow, it is fun to be able to create a functional and pretty accessory for your home.


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