When it comes to decorating my house or my kid's bedrooms, I like to choose a theme and then personalize the room to that theme. A throw pillow adds the perfect touch! Today I'm going to show you how simple it is to personalize your own pillow for a special room (or rooms) for your own house!
Materials You Will Need:
-a pillow form (you can use an old one or Ikea has inexpensive ones)
-iron and ironing board
-fabric (any kind! enough to cover your pillow form)
-a little piece of fabric (approx. 8" x 11" depending how big of image you are doing)
-marker (sharpie, pen, pencil etc.)
-Heat n Bond transfer paper
-an image or saying printed out that you want to use
Print an image or saying off the computer (unless you want to freehand one). You can use my image if you want, I have one that says "hello" and one the says "Love". You can make your own on any word document as well. If you wanted to write a name or any other saying just type it out, pick a font you like, make it as big as it will go on one paper, DON'T FORGET TO MIRROR IMAGE it so it's backwards and then print it. You can also google simple images and print those off to use as well.
Once you've printed it, place it flat on the table and place the transfer paper (shiny side down) on top. Then you can trace over the letters or image with a marker. You can tape them down if it's easier to keep it from not moving.
With the smaller piece of fabric you are using for your font/image, place it on the ironing board with the wrong side (the inside) face up. Then place the transfer paper on top of it (shiny side on the wrong side of your fabric) and iron over it a few times to secure it on the fabric.
Once it has cooled, you can cut out the image/saying and set it aside.
Cut the other piece of fabric into two pieces that are the same size as your pillow. I.E. if your pillow is 15" x 15" cut two pieces that are 15" x 15" (tip: if you find your pillow is VERY full and fluffy, then you can cut your pieces an inch bigger).
Choose one of your pieces to be the front of your pillow where your image/saying will go. Peel the transfer paper off the back and place it where you want it on the front of your pillow and iron it in place.
Your image is good and on there now but if you are making it for a child or someone who likes to have pillow fights, I suggest you sew over top of the lettering or image. You can do this with your machine, nice a slowly following around the edge of the fabric.
Put your two piece of pillow fabrics together right side in, (so the pattern of the fabric and in the image is on the inside). Then starting at the bottom about a few inches in, sew all the way around the pillow back to the bottom, leaving a 5"-6" gap.
Clip the corners (like in the picture) and turn your pillow right side out. Through the gap you left at the bottom, shove the pillow form inside, pushing the corners up to match up.
Once you're happy with how it looks and feels, then pin the gap together with the edges folded in to match how you sewed it, and then sew it closed.
I'm Amanda -a wife, mom of two and small business owner- living on the West Coast and sharing my love of crafting with you! Here you'll find DIY projects, tutorials, crafting tips and so much more!