Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No. 5 Pillow


Yesterday I woke up to a blizzard and several inches of snow so I am hoping today brings lots of sunshine and warmer temps to melt all that snow. I shoveled the sidewalk but I refuse to shovel the driveway in April. The sun has some work to do. It was a great day to stay inside and get a few projects done though.

I have been wanting a number pillow for a while now. I knew I could make my own but for some reason it has taken a while to get it done. I made the pillow from left over fabric, I actually cut it out months ago. It is so easy to sew a pillow but the thought of pulling the sewing machine out of the closet and setting it up on the kitchen table seems like such a HUGE task.

Well it is finally done and I love it!

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door


I cut a number 5 out with my Silhouette but you could easily do it with your computer and just use an x-acto knife to cut it out. The font I used was Century.

I placed it on my pillow and made sure it was centered. I used a pencil to outline the stencil. Then paint away! I used a fabric paint in black but you could add a fabric medium to any paint you have. Make sure you put plastic between the layers of the pillow because the paint will bleed through. I used gallon size zip lock bags.

DIY no. pillow - the colored door
I think this fabric paint is from Joanns, I have had it for a while.

paint for no. pillow - the colored door

I love how the pillow turned out, just like I imagined. I finished this chevron pillow a month or so ago and my no. 5 is the perfect addition.

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door



DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door


Do you like to sew? Do you have a dedicated space to do it? Someday I hope too. I like sewing, I just don't like setting it up and breaking it down all the time. I am very grateful to have a sewing machine though, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I hope you have a bright sunny day!



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19 comments:

  1. Your pillow came out really nice. I'm in the middle of slip covering my sofas and will be making pillows like this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks Erlene! I am so glad you stopped by. Good luck with your slip cover, I bet it will look amazing. I am not brave enough to do that yet.

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  3. I love it! It really adds a lot of interest to the couch!

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  4. Thank you Jennifer! And thanks for hosting!

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  5. Your pillow is darling! It looks wonderful--thanks for giving the step-by-step instructions. And thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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  6. Yay, thanks so much Richella! Have a great day and thanks for hosting.

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  7. What is it that is so alluring about numbers? I love the pillow! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison

    Nancherrow

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  8. What a fabulous pillow!! I want one too!! Hmmmm....what number will it be?
    Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!!

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  9. Pam @ Simple DetailsApril 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    What a fun addition to your other pillows! It looks straight out of Pottery Barn! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Nest!

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  10. Lisa @ Shine Your LightApril 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Tammy, your pillow is sooo cute and I want one! :) I don't sew but it is on my bucket list. My daughter has a very basic sewing machine and I want to use it. I took sewing classes as a girl but now it seems so daunting to me, I just have to do it! When I see projects like this I am inspired to give it another go.

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  11. I love this pillow! Such a great DIY. Visiting from the best of the nest link party!

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  12. The pillow is great! Thank you for sharing the font too!

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  13. Watch for you pillow to take a starring role in tonight's Project Inspire{d} features!

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  14. I agree Alison, I love numbers! Thank for stopping by!

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  15. I agree sewing is daunting just like photography it takes practice. I agree with just do it, I drag my feet on things because I am unsure. Better to just do it. Good luck!! Loved that you stopped by!

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