I finished up the second pillow last night (after I took these pictures) and they look so cute on our red Adirondack chairs!
Taping off the stencil definitely took longer than the painting and sewing put together, but for small projects, its probably not worth buying a stencil. I came up with a fairly easy stencil taping method that I will show you below.
Would you like to make a chevron stenciled pillow too? Here is how I did it!
- Pre-washed fabric
- Fabric Spray Paint
- Ruler with angle markings (Or some other tool to measure angles.)
- tape measure
- disappearing fabric marker
- wide tape (1.75 inches)
- exacto knife (Not necessary, but makes cutting easier than scissors)
- sewing supplies
Cut two pieces of fabric for the pillow. (mine were 15 by 20.5)
Find the 45 degree angle line and draw one line across the first piece of fabric. (Hopefully your ruler has these markings and you can just line them up like I did in the picture below. )
Using the first line you drew to line up your ruler, draw more lines all the way across the fabric, 4 inches apart. Then repeat the process going the other direction so you have cris-crossing lines across the pillow front.
Using your tape measure and exacto knife, start cutting a few 6 inch pieces of tape. Try not to cut through more than one layer of tape at a time. If you do it's ok, you can just layer the tape or use the short pieces on the edges.
Start lining up your tape pieces along your markings.
Until it is all done:
Next, following the instruction on the spray paint bottle, paint your pillow front.
Once the paint has dried remove the tape.
Place the 2 pieces of fabric right sides together and sew aound the edges, leaving a 2 to 3 inch opening for the stuffing.
That's it, now sit back and admire your pillow!
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