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Merry and Bright Pillows Holiday Pillows

Merry and Bright Pillows Holiday Pillows

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 12th 2014

Rest easy this holiday season on these accent pillows made with SoSoft Fabric Paints.

SUPPLIES

    • scissors
    • wax paper or freezer paper
    • cotton or cotton blend fabric, washed
    • pillow form
    • Silhouette electronic cutting machine or craft knife
    • cutting surface
    • iron
    • sewing machine or needle and thread
    • sponge applicator

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Cut one piece of fabric 1” larger, lengthwise and widthwise, than pillow form. (For example, if pillow form is 19” x 19” inches, cut fabric 20” x 20” inches to allow for 1/2” seam.)
    2. Cut two more pieces that are half size of first piece, plus 4”. (If first piece of fabric is cut to 20” x 20”, second and third pieces will be cut to 14” each.)
    3. Use .studio files with Silhouette® electronic cutter to cut pattern from freezer paper. Or, you can print and cut pattern using X-Acto® knife and cutting surface.
    4. Iron one un-cut piece of freezer paper on reverse side of large fabric square, shiny side to fabric. (This will be base so that colors don't bleed and your fabric doesn't shift.)
    5. Iron on freezer paper stencil(s) on right side, making sure stencil is ironed on flat and there are no gaps or creases near stencil opening.
    6. Use sponge applicator to paint open areas of stencil with SoSoft and SoSoft Metallic. Allow to dry overnight. Remove freezer paper.
    7. Sew 1/2” seam on one long side on each smaller piece of fabric. Lay painted fabric on flat surface, painted side up. Lay smaller pieces on top, right sides down, seams in middle, and edges aligned. Pin together.
    8. Sew 1/2” seam around edge. Remove the pins and turn right side out.
    9. Put new pillow cover over pillow form

    DOWNLOADS

    Merry And Bright Pattern
    Pine Bough Pattern
    Snowflake Pattern
    Winter Wonderland Pattern