Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stencil Pillow




I saw these pillows first on Pinterest.  Cool, huh?   But as I began to investigate where to find them, this is what I found out:


Viva Terra $159

Way too expensive for a pillow!!!  




The perfect solution?  Make it myself!

 I bought a 1/2 yard of fabric, then cut the fabric into a 18" x 19" rectangle.   I measured out 1" from all the sides, marking them, so that my words did not go too far onto the edges. 

 My letters were about 2" in hight, and I left about 1 1/2" in between each line.  It was a little bit of a challenge to get some of the phrases on one line, but it worked in the end.  






I used a stencil my daughter had in one of her art books.  I stenciled it all in pencil first.  








When I was done penciling,  I went back through and used a fine tip sharpie to trace in the lines, followed by a thicker sharpie to fill it in.





The two panels when I was finished.




Time to sew them together.

Sew them with right sides together and leave a little opening to turn it inside out and stuff it.  Stuff, sew up the hole, and there you have it, $159 dollar pillow for the cost of 1/2 yard of fabric!




The finished product with my designer throw pillow that I made out of a $1 skirt.

Thinkin' this is going to be a perfect present for someone...





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12 comments:

  1. Love it! Looks great~
    Pinterest is so great and I, too, love to go investigating to find out how much things cost retail! It makes my effort seem so worth it!!!

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    1. I agree! It is so much fun to know you made something that cost over $100 in a store. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. looks great il have to give it a go xxx

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    1. You bet! You'll have to send me a picture of yours when you finish.

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    2. i would love for you to share this at my linky party happening today over at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-show-off-linky-party.html

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    3. Linked up, thanks for the invite.....

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  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Dreamer :)

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the opportunity to link up.

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  4. Oh wow.....you're right...wayyyy too expensive! Love your idea!

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  5. Nice, you did great with this! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

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  6. Good Job! I think yours looks awesome and I would love to give a try. I'm going to use muslin or drop cloth. Was your fabric cotton? Thanks for sharing, saw you on Savvy Southern Style linky party.

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    1. Great, glad you are going to give it a try. My fabric was actually a really lightweight muslin. Either one of those would turn out beautifully! Thanks for stopping by.

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