Happy Monday friends! Today I am so excited for two different reasons! The first being, we get to bring home our little two month old foster son today! Secondly, I finally finished a pillow that I now get to share with you! Obviously I am way more excited about the third addition to our family, but this pillow was a nice distraction while I was waiting for our little guy to arrive.
I am starting to appreciate textile design more and more these days! I love the idea of creating my own pattern, using various techniques and materials. A good friend of mine sent a text one day of how her friend created the most ADORABLE triangle stamped leggings for her little ones. I couldn’t stop thinking about it since then, so I went and got the supplies and decided to make a pillow instead!
What you will need
- Fabric paint (in any color)
- Basic sponge
- Paint brush
- Plain fabric (any color)
Take your sponge and cut any shape you would like. I chose a triangle because I love this shape the most and it kind of goes with some other pillows I made not too long ago! Pour your fabric paint into a container and using a paint brush, paint one side of the sponge evenly. Press firmly to your fabric for a few seconds and lift up off your fabric carefully. Repeat this step until you need to reapply the paint to the sponge. This should create depth to your pattern by having varying shades of black as it wears off each time you press the shape to the fabric. Once you are done creating the design you like, let the fabric paint dry completely for at least 24 hours. I then sewed my pillow using a striped pattern on the reverse side. I also put an invisible zipper in, which I have NEVER done before. Let’s just say, it isn’t invisible! I can see the whole thing, which defeats the purpose, I know. But you learn and move on! I still love the look of this pillow and am happy with how it turned out! Here is a great link for a DIY envelope pillow! This way you won’t even have to worry about sewing in a zipper – they are pretty tricky! If you already know how to sew, then you don’t have to worry about a thing. In fact, you’re probably better at it then I am!
I love how this pillow goes perfectly with my other triangular pillows! This is definitely something I will be holding onto for a while. The simple black and white designs will go nicely with my home decor for years to come! I might even try to perfect my sewing skills and try to create other fun patterns using this technique! I know it’s probably something you did in second grade, but it sure makes fun pillows!
Have you ever used this technique before?