Wow, I “made” a pillow. You may have noticed, there aren’t sewing projects here at SBLC. I don’t do that. I think about doing it occasionally, but it doesn’t happen. Here is a project, sans sewing, that includes printing on canvas drop cloth material, painting a pillow with fabric paint, and attaching fabric to fabric using liquid stitch. Easily and quickly make yourself a beautiful, custom, decorative pillow!
- Old Pillow (Mine is a Goodwill score)
- Martha Stewart Decorative Paint by Plaid and Fabric Medium
- Drop Cloth Canvas cut to 8.5×11
- Graphic image (I used frame image from Graphics Fairy, and put the letters in with Photoshop)
- Inkjet Printer
- Spray Adhesive
- Stitch Witchery
- Liquid Stitch or other fabric glue
- Mix paint with fabric medium as directed and paint your pillow! It felt kinda cool to be painting a pillow. I got some strange glances from family members wandering by, but who has a an awesome pillow now?
TIP: The instructions for the fabric paint medium said to let dry for 24 hours. I needed to add another coat over the black area of the pillow, so I dried the pillow immediately after the first coat with my heat tool. Then I added the second coat and let dry overnight.
- While your pillow is drying, you can prepare your image on your canvas piece. Go on over to Graphics Fairy, and get yourself a lovely free image (I used this image). Cut it to fit your printer, and using spray adhesive, adhere the canvas piece to a piece of photo printer paper or to cardstock. A regular old thin piece of printer paper isn’t sturdy enough. Insert the piece into your inkjet printer, fabric side down, and print your image.
- Cut your image to the desired size, fuze ribbon to frame it with Stitch Witchery, then glue the piece onto your dried pillow using Liquid Stitch. Let dry overnight. You are done!