I made these pillows awhile back, they were one of the first things I made to “de-bachelorize” Jeff’s home after we got back from our honeymoon. His place really needed a woman’s touch! I loved the font we used for all our wedding invitations, programs and all our printed material, so I wanted to make something for our home that displayed our wedding font and our new monogram. (For those curious, the font is called “Feel Script”) Plus, I wanted to re-cover Jeff’s old pillows which were mismatched and ugly. These three monogrammed pillows were the result!
All you need for these pillows is some fabric paint! I made these before I had my silhouette machine, which would have made this project a little easier, but I still love how they turned out. This is a great example of how you can personalize something without having any fancy crafting tool. First, I printed out the letters from my computer onto regular 8.5×11″ paper using the font that I wanted. (For the letter “F” which was larger, I had to print the letter out on two pieces of paper and tape together). Then I cut out the letter with scissors to create a stencil:
Gather some fabric paint and paint brushes. I like the Tulip Soft paint because it doesn’t dry all stiff and crunchy like other fabric paints. They come in a variety of different colors and they hold up through many washes:
Measure and cut the front piece of the pillow cover. Use a disappearing ink fabric marker to trace around the stencil, then carefully fill in the outline with fabric paint. Let dry, then apply another coat. Depending on how dark your fabric is, you may have to do 2-3 coats:
Let the paint dry. Depending on the brand of fabric paint, you may have to iron to set the paint:
Sew the front side of the pillow together with the backside.
Ta-da!! All done! These are really versatile pillows, especially since I am constantly changing up the decor in our house. Sometimes we display all three pillows together, other days we mix and match the pillows with others!