Jul 13, 2012

DIY Floral Anthropologie Inspired Pillow

You'll Need:
-About 3/4 yard of fabric of your choice
-Ink Effects Paint and Primer (I love this because it won't peel, it's -permanent, and you can wash it! It's like being able to make your -own fabric patterns.)
-Sewing Machine
1. Measure your pillow and then add 1 1/4 inches to all sides of the pillow (For example, my pillow was square and 19 inches on both length and height so I cut two square pieces at 201/4 inches) 

2. Now cut your pillow case fabric, there need to be two pieces, one for the front and one for the back.

3. On the front piece of fabric for the pillow case on the right side spray the Ink Effects base coat (to find a location by you, you can click on the link) and then set the piece aside to dry.

4. While the piece of fabric is drying print out the floral water color design on any type of paper (Click here to download the water color printable of this design and then size it to fit your pillow.) and then with the ink effects paint (to find a place you can buy it you can click on the link) paint over the design.

5. Once the painted paper is dry place it face down on the front piece that was previously sprayed with the base coat and then iron over the piece of paper (iron for about thirty to forty seconds, you can also lift the design and then iron again to make the design even darker)

6. Now on all edges but one sew the two pillow case pieces right side together, place the pillow inside and then hand stitch the pillow case closed.

You're done!

If you want to see more examples of crafts you can use with Ink Effects you can click on the links below!

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  1. I don't know how to sew ... boo! But I'm loving the flower transfer to the fabric. I'm gonna have to give that a try. Do you know how permanent the paint is? Can you wash it?

    Love the pillow! I'm guessing I could do it on a pillow cover since I have like no sewing skill. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hey Erica! Yes it's permanent and you can wash it. And it won't peel at all. I'm in love with this paint as far as painting on fabric goes!

  3. @ Sarah - So awesome that it's washable... I'm gonna have to give it a try. So many projects coming to mind. Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are SO CUTE! I am way impressed, I am pretty sure that if I did them, they wouldn't turn out as cute as yours. Love the tutorial!

  5. Wow! It's just beautiful. You've got talent!

  6. Wow. That's amazing.

  7. So cool! Thanks for sharing, I'm adding it to my DIY list!

  8. i love it! gonna have to do it my self!

  9. This is really beautiful!! I really have to try this.