Just My Type Pillow

Introduction: Just My Type Pillow

About: I'm a graphic designer by day at a craft company and a crafty/pop-culture lovin'/crazy gal by night! I love being creative!!!

During a recent craft store visit to Michaels, I came upon an amazing discovery...giant diecut 12x12 scrapbook pages in laser cut numbers, letters, and mod designs. It was love at first sight!

Diecuts make great stencils to play with on a variety of different surfaces. I decided to use my type diecut with my favorite fabric sprays and canvas fabric for a totally bright and grungy looking pillow that makes a statement!

What you need:
– 12x12 diecut (there are a slew of cool ones by KI Memories!)
– Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint (I used red, orange, pink, yellow, and black)
– 1/2 yard white canvas fabric
– polyester fiber filling
– 12 x 12 piece of pattern (to trace around)
– surface cover or trash bags
– fabric scissors
– sewing machine
– black thread
– needle
– straight pins
– fabric marking pencil or pen
– iron and ironing board

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Step 1: Wash Fabric; Trace Around 12x12 Paper

Before you begin: Wash fabric to remove sizing. Also, prepare your work area for spraying. Use a large table or outdoor area.

Using fabric marking pencil, trace around 12x12 piece of paper. Move paper over and repeat.

Step 2: Cut Out

Cut around traced lines with scissors.

Step 3: Position Diecut

Lay diecut on top of fabric.

Step 4: Spray

Using Fabric Spray Paints, spritz and spray over top of diecut as desired. The more you spray, the darker the areas will become. Pressing pump halfway will produce a splatter effect. A full pump produces a spray mist. Remove diecut and spray even more color in areas you desire (shown).

Step 5: Let Dye Set

Your finished design will look something like this. Spray on fabric as desired. For best results, let fabric sit for 72 hours before you wash it. I personally didn't do this (I washed mine after 4 hours) and the colors still came out vibrant.

Step 6: Iron and Pin

7. Iron both pieces of fabric Next, flip the two pieces inside out and pin together around edges.

Step 7: Sew Edge

Sew around edge of pillow. I used a zigzag stitch, but it may have been better to do a straight stitch.

Step 8: Leave Opening to Insert Filling

Leave an opening of about 2 inches. Now turn the pillow right side out.

Step 9: Stuff Pillow

Stuff the pillow using fiber fill and shape as you go.

Step 10: Sew Up Pillow

Using needle and thread sew up opening and you are finished!

Step 11: Display

Here's the other side of the pillow. It has a more concentrated spray look. Also I laid the diecut down again and sprayed and it created a slightly offset registration look (think when you read the comics and the printed colors don't quite line up). I like both sides for different reasons. That's the fun of the sprays...they are definitely fun to play and experiment with!!

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