Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Easy No Sew Rug Pillows

Hi Friends,

Last week I found these thick woven cotton rugs at Dollar Tree.

I thought they would make nice pillows

They had Green, Black and Tan- I went for Tan.

There's couple different ways to make these.

You could sew two rugs together OR use one rug and a different backing.

 I'm going with the easiest way-  with a Hot Glue Gun!

You will need :

2- Rugs with fringe- approx.16" x 24"

Hot Glue Gun

Poly- Fiberfil Stuffing
I use a standard pillow from Walmart for $2.00

First I untied the knots one side of both rugs.

Right sides facing out.

Then re-tied together in a knot, front and back.

I did not need to glue the fringe sides.

Run a line of Hot Glue along the top side of pillow.

Glue along the bottom, leaving an opening and stuff.

Pinch and glue closed!

I love how they came out!

They have great texture.

Tell me what you think-

Have a great day!
xo Lisa S


  1. This is a wonderfully frugal way to make a lumbar pillow. Excellent tutorial!

    1. Audra
      You are so right- It does work perfectly as a lumbar pillow! Thank you for stopping by :) xo Lisa S

  2. They look great and right up my alley: I can't sew but I can use a glue gun!

    1. I love a quick and easy project. This style rug should be easy to find- It really took about 10 minutes.
      Thank you for visiting! xo Lisa S

  3. Wondering how long the hot glue will hold the rugs together? Did you apply alot when you put the rugs together? And, do you think this would be washable? Thanks.

    1. Hi Phiddy
      The hot glue holds great-no I didn't have to use a lot.
      There is a side seam on these rugs. I spot clean these because the fringe will become matted and twisted in the washing machine. These rugs are cotton and they will shrink- a lot if washed. I hope that helps.
      Thanks for visiting! xo Lisa S

  4. Replies
    1. Sylvia
      It would be a great car pillow! I love that idea-
      xo Lisa S

  5. Thanks for sharing your repurposed pillow at Vintage Charm! Love the fringe!

    1. Your welcome- SO happy to get to join you.
      Thank you for hosting and stopping by to visit.
      xo Lisa S

  6. Very clever project Lisa... well done!
    Thank you for sharing this project at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week.

  7. This is such a great idea, thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  8. I like a sewing craft that you don't have to actually sew!! Been years since I used my sewing machine, it may not even work now!! Turned out great, I like them!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

    1. Dee
      Thank you so much for hosting!
      It's so nice to have you visit.
      xo Lisa S

  9. Love it! Running to my Dollar Tree now... oh, they are closed. Tomorrow then! Thanks for sharing on TTA!

  10. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it at #HomeMattersParty


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