Two simple polar fleece panels come together without a single stitch to create a cuddly no-sew fleece pillow perfect for crisp fall weather — and scary stories! This is a great family craft project. Anyone who can tie a knot can join in!
Match it with our No-Sew Fleece Throw! It’s just as easy to make.
But it’s not just for Halloween. With the great variety of polar fleece patterns and pre-printed panels available, you can do this fun craft project for just about any occasion, from Christmas to baby showers. It’s quick, easy and really impressive — even for the most craft-challenged among us!
- 2 Polar fleece squares cut to the same size, we chose two patterns with spooky jack-o’-lanterns (from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics and Crafts)
- To cut the fleece squares, measure the pillow form size and allow 4″ on all sides for the fringe. Example: for a 16″ pillow form, cut 2- 24″ squares
- Scissors or Pinking Shears
- Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
- Cutting pad (optional)
- Pillow form
Measure your pillow form and cut the two fleece panels, allowing 4″ all around for cutting 4″ fringes – Example: for a 16″ pillow form, cut 2- 24″ squares. We cut the panels to size using pinking shears to get a jagged edge.
Note: Polar fleece stretches one way and not the other, make sure both panels stretch along the same length when cutting.
Align the two panels together, back to back, and cut fringes down one side, through both fabric thicknesses. We used a rotary cutter, but scissors are fine, too. We cut fringe 4″ long and the width of our ruler (1-1/4″). Fringe cut to about 1″ to 1.5″ in width works best for this craft project.
Note: When you get to the corners, you will cut the corner square completely out.
Starting on one end of the cut fringe, tie together one front fringe with one back fringe, tightening the knot so it holds the front and back panel securely together. A square knot works best. Tie them all in the same direction (right over left, left over right) for a consistent finish. Continue tying knots down the full side.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 on the other two sides, leaving one side open. Insert the pillow form and knot the fringe on the remaining side. Curl up and enjoy!