D.I.Y No Sew Pillows To Jazz Up Your Dorm Room!

Are you guys ready to give your dorm room a mini makeover?

Now that it’s autumn, you probably need something to spruce up your boring dorm room.

Already had fairy lights and scented candles in your room? No problem. Add some flair to your room with these simple yet adorable DIY no sew pillows!

With just some basic tools and materials such as fabric, scissors, hot glue gun and a pen, you can now make your own lovely pillows without taking the whole afternoon to make it.

Plus, this can be a thoughtful gift for your loved ones so that when they hug the pillow, they’ll think of you!

Here are a few DIY no sew pillow ideas you can try now to make your dorm room look wayyyy cuter. Enjoy reading!


1) Donut Pillow


Source: Belinda Selene @ Youtube

  • Colorful fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Polyester fiberfil
  • pen or sharpie to sketch the outline
  1. First of all, start off with a brown fabric to make the donut portion of the pillow. Fold it over once and then put something circular on top of the fabric to trace the circle out. Cut the circle fabric out with scissors.
  2. Once you have that cut out, you’ll need something smaller to place in the centre for the donut hole. Trace the smaller circle with something circular and cut that out as well.
  3. Then, glue the donut edges with a hot glue gun. Make sure you leave a hole big enough for your hand to get into it or else you won’t be able to stuff your donut with cotton.
  4. Now, flip the fabric inside out and start hot-glueing the centre circle into place.
  5. Time to do frosting for your donut pillow! Pick any color of fabric you’d like your frosting to be, and sketch out the shape using a pencil. Again, cut out the frosting and glue it on top of the donut.
  6. Start to stuff the deflated donut with stuffing.
  7. Once you get to the hole where you left it opened, glue the mouth bit by bit by adding more stuffing while you’re doing it. Keep doing it in the same manner until the mouth is closed.
  8. For the sprinkles, choose your preferred fabric color and cut out little rectangles. Then, randomly hot glue the colorful rectangle fabric allover the top of the donut pillow. That’s it! you’ve got yourself a super cute pillow to hug with tonight!



2) Starbucks Frappucino Pillow


Source: JuneBeautique @ Youtube

  • Fleece fabric in white, green and brown
  • Polyester fiberfil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Large scrap paper (optional)
  1. First off, we’re gonna start with drawing the Frappucino cup shape onto the large scrap paper. You can either draw a trapezoid shape with free hand or using this measurement (top: 15.5 inches; bottom: 11 inches; left & right: 14.5 inches). Once you’ve sketched the outline of the trapezoid on the scrap paper, be sure to leave a 2-3 inches on each side before you cut them out.
  2. Fold the brown fabric over once, trace around the trapezoid cut out with a pen, and again, cut the shape out of fabric.
  3. Proceed to the whipped cream, free-handedly draw the shape of the whipped cream on a large scrap paper. Then, trace the drawing onto a fold over white fabric. Cut the shape out.
  4. Now, moving on to making the logo, find something circular and trace it onto a green fabric. Cut the circular shape out. After that, draw a heart shape out of a white fabric and cut it out as well. Use hot glue gun to glue the white heart fabric onto the green circular fabric. Tadah! That will be your logo of your Frappucino pillow.
  5. Once you’ve done making the logo, it’s time to make a green straw using pipe cleaners and a green fabric! Lay a piece of green fabric on the floor, gather a bunch of pipe cleaners at one end, then fold it and roll it over, just like how you’re rolling a sushi. Use hot glue gun to secure them in place.
  6. After done making the straw, stick the cup in between the whipped cream to create a perfect whipped Frappucino cup. Hot glue all the edges securely and leave a hole big enough to put your hand through. Then, flip the ensemble inside out.
  7. Hot glue the logo onto the cup.
  8. Stuff the pillow with polyester fiberfil. Once you’ve done stuffing the pillow, stick the straw inside the way you wanted it to be. Then, close the hole little by little, while adding more stuffing  inside. That’s is pretty much it!


3) Ice-cream Cone Pillow


Source: LaurDIY @ Youtube

  • Fabric in brown and anything colorful for the scoop
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pillow stuffing
  1. Begin with folding your brown fabric into a cone shape with a point a the bottom. Cut out the excess fabric. Separate the ice cream cone into two identical pieces of each.
  2. Moving on to the ice-cream scoop, fold the colorful scoop fabric inside out and fold it over once. Use a pencil or pen to sketch out the shape of the fluffly scoop. Cut the fabric out and separate the scoop into two identical pieces of each.
  3. Attach the ice cream scoop and the cone together with a hot glue gun. Repeat this step on each side until you’ve got two identical ice cream cone.
  4. Now, place the two identical ice cream cone together, make sure the wrong side is facing out. Then, hot glue the edge of the ice cream together while leaving a hole for pillow stuffing.
  5. Turn the ice cream cone inside out. Begin to fill the pillow with pillow stuffing until it is super fluffy.
  6. Lastly, close the gap with hot glue gun and you’re done!


4) French Fries Pillow


Source: mango.cindy @ Youtube

  • Red and yellow fleece fabric
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Pillow stuffing
  1. Let’s get started with making the french fries box. Take a red fleece fabric and fold it over once, sketch a trapezoid shape in the size you wanted it to be. Cut the shape out. Then, draw a curve to represent the front side of the box. Make sure you add 1 cm on the curve line. Cut the excess fabric out.
  2. Fold the edges of the top of the box, then secure it with hot glue gun. This will make the box looks nicer without uneven edges.
  3. Next, use the same red fabric, draw a very long straight line to create the width of the box, then cut the shape out. Fold the top edges of the line and hot glue it up, to make it look even with the box. Now, glue the back box with the long stripe together. Cut out the excess part of the stripe and glue the edge over.
  4. Once you’ve done with glueing the back box with the long stripe, repeat the same step with the front box.
  5. Flip the box inside out.
  6. Moving on to making the french fries, you’ll need a yellow fabric and some pillow stuffing to make them. Determine how many french fries you want it to be, then cut a long stripe out of the yellow fabric. Fold the long stripe over and hot glue it up, leaving the end open so that you can fill it with pillow stuffing. Repeat this step until you’ve reached the amount of french fries you wanted it to be.
  7. Now, stuff the yellow stripes with pillow stuffing and close the gap with hot glue gun.
  8. Put the french fries into the box, and glue the box and fries together securely. Voila~ this cute little french fries pillow will satisfy your cravings for french fries.


5) Macarons Pillow


Souce: DIYlover @ Youtube

  • Blue fabric, furry blue fabric, white fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  1. Start off with a blue fabric and fold it over once. Use something circular and place on top of the fabric to trace the circular shape with pencil. Cut the shape out and now you should have two identical circular blue fabric. Make sure you add 1 cm to the edge of the circle.
  2. Take the white fabric and cut out a long stripe with the measurement of 20x100cm. Again, leave 1 cm at the edge of the stripe.
  3. Hot glue each blue fabric with the white long stripe. Leave a gap big enough for your hand to put through.
  4. Now, turn the macaron pillow inside out.
  5. Start filling the pillow with pillow stuffing.
  6. Once you’ve done filling the pillow, close the gap with hot glue gun.
  7. Now it’s time to add furry fabric to the macarons to make it look even adorable. Cut out the blue furry fabric in the measurement of 10x100cm. Then, glue both edges to the centre of the fabric. After you’ve done creating two furry stripes, glue this furry fabric stripe to the  sides of the pillow, right where the white and blue fabric meets. That’s it! Such a cute macaron pillow to hug at night!


6) Unicorn Pillow


Source: Katherine Elizabeth @ Youtube

  • Fabric in white and pink
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Fabric marker
  • Yarn
  • Large scrap paper
  1. Begin with drawing a unicorn face on a paper. Then cut them out. Place the unicorn cut out and place it on a white fabric to trace it. Then cut the unicorn shape out in two identical pieces.
  2. Using the same white fabric, fold it over once and draw an oval-like shape for the unicorn ear. Hot glue the edges of these two identical pieces and leave a gap for filling it with pillow stuffing. Flip the unicorn ear inside out and start filling with pillow stuffing. Once you’ve done filling the unicorn ear, seal the end with some hot glue.
  3. For the unicorn horn, sketch a triangle shape on a pink fabric then cut it out. Apply hot glue on one side of the triangle, and then fold the triangle fabric in half. Flip it inside out, fill with stuffing and seal the end with hot glue.
  4. Now that you have already created unicorn face, unicorn horn and unicorn ear, it’s time to proceed to making unicorn hair! Grab some yarn in the colors you wanted it to be, cut each string into 12 inches long.
  5. Lay the strings down starting from the top of the head all the way down the side. Secure each string to the fabric with hot glue.
  6. Grab the unicorn ear that you’ve created and glue it so it’s facing inward. Same goes to the unicorn horn.
  7. Sandwich everything together by glueing the other side of the unicorn face together.
  8. Once the glue has already dried, turn the unicorn pillow inside out and start filling with pillow stuffing. Seal the end with some hot glue.
  9. Go ahead and trim the strings if it’s too long. Lastly, use pen to draw the cute face and that’s it!


That’s it for today’s fun DIY topic and I hope you guys enjoyed reading this.

Now that you’ve got something to hug with every night, I hope you have a good sleep and sweet dreams every night!

Not only that but these DIY cute pillows can double as a room decor item.

Out of these six DIY no sew pillow ideas, which one is your favorite?

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Till next time and don’t forget to be awesome!


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