In this Instructable we'll cover the making of the cover and the application of the stencil. All of the materials shown here cost about $6 and it can be done in 1-2 hours.
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Step 1: What You Need
- 60" x 48" canvas drop cloth
- black paint
- shelf liner
- 18" x 18" pillow insert
- white thread
- Super 77 spray adhesive
- Sewing machine
- Utility knife or X-acto blade
- Sewing needle
- 1" brush
- cutting mat (optional)
Step 2: The Drop Cloth
With a clean and flat drop cloth, mark out a 19" x 37" rectangle with a yardstick and a pencil and cut it out.
Step 3: Print and Connect Stencil Pieces
Using the utility knife or other blade, cut off the bottom blank area of the top piece and the top blank area of the bottom piece. This is easier if you use a ruler or other straight edge to guide the cut.
With those pieces off, attach the two pieces with some tape. The two black lines are there to help with alignment. If you look at the two pieces from a low angle you'll be able to easily see if the two pieces are lining up correctly.
Step 4: Attaching the Stencil
Now, apply an even coat of the Super 77 spray adhesive to the back of the paper stencil. Let it dry for a couple minutes and carefully press it down on the shelf liner precisely where you want the final image to be.
Step 5: Cut the Stencil
Since the shelf liner can be strong stuff, you'll probably need to run the blade around the edges two times for a complete cut.
When you're done, slowly peel off the gray part of the stencil. There may be small parts that aren't completely cut through and need an extra bit of knife work to be freed up.
Step 6: Paint!
With a coat of paint on the drop cloth you can peel off the stencil. I'd recommend waiting for the paint to dry first before removing the stencil as you'll need the paint to be dry to move on to the next step and removing it while wet can lead to accidents and the wet stencil falling on the clean drop cloth, making a mess.
Step 7: Sew It Up
Using a sewing machine, sew up the two sides 1/2" from the edges.
As an optional extra step, you can sew towards the middle along the open side for a couple of inches as the pillow insert will be able to squeeze inside.
Step 8: Finishing Up
Fold the open ends in and use a whipstitch with the needle and thread to completely seal up the pillow cover.