Easy Slip-Covered Pillow

Monday, June 6, 2011

This is such an easy, quick pillow to make.  Here's what you'll need.
  • Painters dropcloth or burlap.
  • Fabric paint
  • Stencil
  • Pillow Form {12x16}
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine
Measurements for fabric:
  • Front {13x17}
  • Back {13x21}
After I had my fabric pieces cut I took the back piece and cut in half.   Take one side and using a ruler fold back 1 inch and iron, then fold down another inch and iron.  Do this to both pieces that you just cut that will make up your back piece.  Once you've ironed this down, sew these in place by running a quick seam down each fold.  These will create the "slip" on the back of the slipcover where you slide your pillow form in.

After your done with that lay out your top piece, then lay your two back pieces on top of these.  Pin these in place so that you can sew them together.  After you've sewn them together turn your slipcover inside out so that you can paint on your stencil. {tip} I always go over the slipcover with the iron just to make sure it lays really flat while I paint my stencil on.

You can buy stencils just about anywhere, you can make your own by printing out your design then cutting it out with an x-acto blade, or use your Cricut or a Silhouette.

After you have your stencil ready lay it over your pillow, make sure it is centered and pin it in place. It's probably best to use fabric paint, but I don't always have that handy, so I'll use whatever I have and paint on my design. Give your design plenty of time to dry. After it dries, Cover up the design with a thin piece of fabric and iron to make sure that the paint is set and won't bleed or fade away when it is washed.

Now just add your pillow form and admire your work!  I really like to use the Pottery Barn inserts, they wear really well.

And that's it!  So easy!  Sorry I don't have tons of great pictures of each step but I did this in a hurry.  Now, go make your own personalized pillow! XOXO

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  1. love the pillow and i love how you did the paint in white instead of black. great job

  2. This is really cute! I like the more-subtle look of the white paint too!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my 'chocolate' coffee table!

  3. I love this. I could even do it and I am not much of a sewer! Thanks!

  4. I too love the whit on white...charming! I came over from White Wednesday...have a wonderful day!


  5. What a cute pillow! I love the white lettering on the canvas color. I keep wanting to try my hand at painting on fabric but haven't been brave enough. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. So cute! I love how the white paint gives it a bit of a beachy look :)

  7. Love the white on canvas. I don't think I would have thought of it. Thank you for doing my thinking for me. Ha!

    I'm a new follower from A Mommy's Sweet Blog Designs.

    Have a sun-filled day.

  8. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!


    I love this so much I hope to see it again tonight!

  9. Love your blog. Can we follow each other?


  10. What a sweet idea!!! I look forward to following and learning more.

  11. Thanks for linking up your great pillow. Next week I will have a special give away planned just for linkers. Hope to see you there. If you get a chance, will you grab the Bacon party button for your blog. Have a great week.

  12. I love this! It's just darling- thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

  13. LUV the soft colors of this pillow and the white lettering! Wish I could sew.....! :)

    xoxo laurie

  14. Love the pillow and love the stenciling. You gotta love drop cloths. I found you over at the blogger block party. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.


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