How do you fix a ripped pillow without sewing?
Cut a thin piece of heat-activated hemming tape to the length of the tear. Position the tape along one side of the tear and overlap the other side of the tear over the tape. Set your clothes iron to a low setting without steam. Press the clothes iron to the tape area for about three to five seconds all along the tear.
How do you hand sew a hole closed?
Lay the patching fabric under the hole, right side up. Then, bring the edges of the hole as close together as possible, without puckering the hole. Use a small zig zag stitch on the sewing machine to stitch around the edges of hole, catching as much fabric (patch and garment) as possible to make the patch hold.