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Easy Chevron Stenciled Pillow (w/ Fabric Spray Paint)

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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.

Would you like to make a chevron stenciled pillow too?  Here is how I did it!

Materials Needed:

  • 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.

 Keep going.

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!

Have fun!

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  1. Thank you for linking up last week!

    Your project is featured this week πŸ™‚ please grab an I have been featured button …

    Looking forward to seeing what you have been upto this week !!!

    Claire xox

  2. Great technique/tutorial to get those perfect zig zags. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday, Jamie! xo Jami

  3. You just saved me some stress on my brain. Thanks for being so smart!

  4. Great pillow. I have never had much success with fabric paint, but this makes me want to try it again! Thanks for sharing. xoxo, Tauni

  5. Cute! Too bad chevron print has to be so labor intensive! I love the look and have been experimenting with the easiest/fastest way to do it. Now I have one more technique to try πŸ™‚

  6. You had me at EASY and then followed by CHEVRON. Love the black and white against the gorgeous red. Really makes an incredible statement! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  7. Beautiful!
    I love it – the black and white is stunning!
    Thanks for linking up this week to the Creative Inspirations Linky Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. I came over from a link party, I had no idea you could get spray paint fabric paint? with a little pillow, i'm sure brushing fabric paint wouldn't be too tiresome though. I really want to do this with curtains–what kind of curtains would you recommend for this kind of a project?

    1. You could definitely paint with fabric paint if that is what you already have. Using the spray paint was fun and very fast, but not required. I would think you could use anything that is safe to get wet. (Cotton, poly-cotton, some rayons, sheets, canvas.) I do recommend pre-washing your fabric.

      good luck!

  9. very cool! and thank you for sharing the link too … I never thought about spray painting fabric, but now that I know there is a product specifically for fabric, I may take the plunge and make a few messes around here!

  10. I did not know there was Fabric Spray paint! How awesome! and so perfect for this project. Man, that really opens the door to a lot of fun stencil on fabric ideas. Thanks for posting. Here from the IMMonday hop.
    ATA GIrls
    Treasuring Grace

  11. Great job with the tutorial! I love chevron but haven't painted any yet. The pillow idea really interests me though. I paint funky furniture, but have done a little fabric painting by hand and that is fun. Your tutorial was easy to follow, thanks for posting it!

  12. oh I forgot I wanted to ask you what font you used for easy and pillow? love that font!

  13. this tutorial was very clear- it makes me actually think i can do this! haha thank you for sharing.

  14. LOVE it!!! You did a fabulous job!! It looks great on the red chair πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

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  16. Great! Awesome tutorial! I love chevrons on anything! I'd love for you to share this at my blog party, Twirl & Take a Bow at http://www.houseontheway.com. It's every Tuesday through Sunday. This would be a great addition! Hope you can stop by!

  17. Awesome! I've had a hard time finding larger print chevron fabric, this is amazing πŸ™‚