I received a goody bag full of products from one of my sponsors, Fashion Art Projects. One of the items they sent was Fabric Spray Paint. I’ve had several ideas floating around on what to do with the spray paint, and I finally settled on stenciling a pillow. (I resisted as long as I could, but have now jumped on the Chevron bandwagon!)
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Stuff your pillow and hand sew the opening shut.
That’s it, now sit back and admire your pillow!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.