Make Quick and Easy No-Sew Pillow Covers Using Fabric Holiday Drawstring Gift Sacks!
Plaid tidings, my friends! Come have a virtual seat in my cozy nook today! I recently shared several shots of our new and improved kitchen corner nook for my Vintage-Traditional Christmas Home Tour with a focus on our festive new kitchen. Everyone seemed to love the pillows I used, especially the plaid! Today I am sharing a little secret…they aren’t actually pillows!
Well, there are pillows inside, but the plaid covers are actually just oversized draw string holiday gift sacks . Hence, the title of this post “Plaid Gift Sack Christmas Pillow Hack!” Honestly this is my quickest and easiest Christmas decorating hack ever! *This post contains affiliate links. See my full affiliate disclosure policy for details.
You can use any type of large fabric sack and use old pillows or pillow inserts to fake some new pillows. I purchased the three plaid sacks I used from TJ Maxx a few years ago and have been using them as pillow covers each season since.
How to Make a Quick Pillow Cover from a Fabric Drawstring Gift Sack:
- Open sack
- Stuff a big fluffy pillow down inside (Instead of buying inserts I just used my spring daffodil pillows and a fall pillow)
- Pull the draw string tightly and tuck the strings down in the opening.
- Fold the excess down “envelope style” on the back side.
- Optional: Secure with a large safety pin.
Once the pillow is in place there is really no way to tell a gift sack was used as a makeshift cover. The excess on the back isn’t too bulky and the pillow will sit just fine. Mine have not not come loose with use.
I just love the plaid pillows mixed with black ticking stripe pillow covers, and my new Kentucky Christmas pillow!
Even though I like to change things up year after year, I think the plaid looks so perfect on the window seat benches that I will probably use the “pillow covers” again next year. So cozy!
I couldn’t find the same kind of plaid online, but I did find similar bags in buffalo check and farmhousey-gift bags too. Any of these could work to make cute no-sew pillow covers!
Well friends, that’s about all there is to it when it comes to whipping a pillow cover using a draw string sack! Keep your eyes open for fabric gift sacks on the after-Christmas clearance sales so you can make some for next year too. Of course smaller sacks would be cute to make mini-pillows. I have a few farmhousey burlap drawstring Christmas gift sacks that I am going to use to make smaller ones too.
Have you ever tried this “hack” to make a quick no-sew pillow cover? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!