Hey, Lovelies! I have a fun project for you today and it’s perfect for winter. Emily here from B. Lovely Events, and while it is snowing here in Portland, all I want to do is cuddle up with a cozy blanket and pillow. Luckily, I have just the project that can do the trick, a DIY faux fur pillow, and rug. Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores has some amazing fur fabrics that are so lovely and make great materials for fur pillows and rugs. The 1 big problem is, I don’t know how to sew, so today I am going to show how to make a no-sew fur pillow and rug.
Here is what you need:
• ½ yard of long gray crinkle fur fabric– For The Pillow
• 2 yards of Cream Long Hair Grizzly Fur– For The Rug
• 16 x 16 All Weather Pillow
• Heat N Bond Iron-On Adhesive
• Fray Check– If the seams unravel
• Fabric Fusion Glue– As backup to the Heat N Bond, if in some areas it doesn’t bond
Lay down the gray fur fabric and place the pillow on top. Use the pillow as your template, cutting around it, leaving about an extra 1” for the seams. Do this again with your second piece so you have 2 identical pieces of fabric.
TIP: For the fur, it may be helpful to start a cut with your scissors and then rip the fabric to the top with both hands. This is because the fabric is so bulky and will rip along the same line as the cut.
Make sure the fur side of your fabrics are facing together and the back with no fur is facing the outside. Place one or two pieces of Heat n’ Bond along the inside edge of the fur side of the fabrics about 1” gray from the sides. Do this on all 3 sides of the fabric, but leave 1 side open.
Heat up your iron with rayon or cotton setting and then run it over the outside top piece of the fabric, slowly, making the Heat N Bond secure to itself. Do this on all 3 sides. Let it dry and cool off.
Take your pillow fabric and turn it in inside out, revealing the fur on the outside of the pillow and 1 side, un-bonded. This will be where you insert your pillow. Be sure to really push out the pillow case fully, to fully reveal the seams.
TIP: If there are any seams that didn’t fully get secure with the Heat N Bond, use the Fabric Fusion to fully secure your seams. If there are any frays, use the Fray Check to fix them.
Take your pillow and stuff it into the case. Once, fully inside, fold the edges inward on the unsealed side and add Heat N Bond to the edge. Iron this side down to seal the pillow inside.
You now have your very own, no sew fur pillow!
I love how it is so soft and fluffy. Fur pillows can cost a fortune at the store, and you can get this one for just the cost of a ½ yard of fabric!
Here is my chair before and after. The pillow just adds a soft and coziness to the chair that I love.
Let’s not forget about the faux fur rug! Honestly, this cream grizzly fur is perfect right off the shelf for a rug. If you get 2 yards of it, it’s great size for a 5’ x 6’ that is the typical size that you would find in a store.
This faux fur rug is a total score if you ask me! What would typically cost hundreds for a fur rug, you can now get for the price of 2 yards of fabric. Totally amazing.
I love the look of cream fur with it with gray fur pillow. Instant snuggle area right there!
Putting a rug pad under the rug with some non-slip grip can help it stay in place too.
It’s so cozy, my pup even wanted to test it out and instantly approved. It’s her new favorite thing.
Hope you are staying warm out there. This fur pillow and rug are sure to warm you up!
Emily- B. Lovely Events