First off I would like to say I hope everyone is enjoying their MLKJ day!
This was one of my favorite days in college because it was always full of guest speakers, films, and discussions about the civil rights movement.
I was having some technical issues last week, thus my MIA status, but everything has been fixed and I am starting the week off with a bit of DIY fun!
The boy is one of those people who finds the recent moustache craze hilarious. I personally just don't get the humor. I decided that as part of his birthday present a couple weeks ago I would make him some moustache themed pillows for his man space.
I already had all of the supplies on hand, which included:
- fabric (I chose a black mid-weight cotton)
- fabric paint (I used Tulip brand in white)
- stencils ( printed the moustache stencils from clipart)
- cardboard or another surface to lay the fabric on
- sponge applicator
- pillow forms (mine were 12" x 16")
|For the pillow fronts I cut two 13" x 17" pieces.|
I applied the second coat of paint before the first had dried. Follow the instructions on your bottle of paint about dry/washing times. While the paint is still wet remove the paper stencil to avoid it sticking to the fabric.
The second pillow was a bit more difficult as it entailed lettering. I marked the center of the fabric and worked my way outwards (this helped make sure the words would be centered) being careful to not smudge any letters as I went.
There were a couple of small smudges, but I can live with that :)
Now it was time to sew the front to the back. I chose to do an overlapping pillow cover where you simply slide the pillow form into the cover. No zippers. No velcro. No fuss.
|For each of the backs of the pillows I cut two 12" x 13" pieces.|
|This will be the only visible edge when completed.|
The boy got a laugh out of them and I hope you do too!