Mr. & Mrs. Pillows

Hi Everyone!  I am so excited to share these with you!

I must say that these took awhile to make but they were totally worth it!

Mr. & Mrs. Pillows
Okay so as you noticed they aren’t on a bed.  That is because we don’t have a bed yet and we aren’t even married.  So for now they will sit in a plastic bag until we have a bedspread and bedroom set…but I love them!!!!
They were really easy to make so I definitely suggest making them!
Mother was sewing something else while I was making these, so it was nice to have company.  It was a little time consuming but totally worth it.

Supplies

  • Pillow Forms or stuffing
  • Fabric (enough to cover the size of your pillows)
  • Acrylic and Fabric paint of each color that you will be painting with
  • Paint brushes
  • Fabric paint pens (optional)
Check out How To Sew A Pillow if you are curious about why I chose pillow forms over stuffing.
I also bought the cheapest fabric because lets be honest, we will probably never use them to rest our heads on but just as decoration so I don’t care about the quality.
I double layered the white fabric on each side of the pillow because the fabric was sort of sheer.  Keep that in mind when you are buying fabric!

Instructions


Sew Fabric 

Follow my How To Sew A Pillow tutorial for how to sew the fabric.
Before you stuff the pillow, you need to paint it!  Leave them like this:
Print out my word document if you want the same letter style as me.  Otherwise, make the letters as big as you want and in any font and print them out.
Note that I will reuse the M, r, and . because there is no point in cutting them out twice!
Cut out the letters. (It looks like there is no Mr. hehe)
After you have the letters cut out, trace them onto the pillows with a colored pencil.  
I used white for the black pillow and gray for the white ones.  You can use black colored pencil instead but I was to scared to put something that dark on the white pillow when I didn’t want to actually see it.

Next, put newspaper, paper towel, or something in between the layers of the pillow so that the paint doesn’t bleed onto the back of the pillow.

Then paint the letters!  Make sure you are super careful!

I painted the Mr. and Mrs. with two coats and the & with three so you couldn’t see the black fabric underneath.

Yes I messed up once and redid the entire Mr. pillow but I aim for perfection which is not always a good thing!  That is where my mother came in handy because she calmed down my freak out.  You know that point where you just want to cry because you worked so hard…yeah that was me.  Thanks Mom!

Once you have let the letters dry, outline the letters with your fabric paint pens.  Maybe it is just me but I am not a crisp line painter so the pen made my letters look so much better and less sloppy!
After letting them dry, take out your newspaper or paper towels from inside your pillow and finish the How To Make A Pillow tutorial by stuffing and sewing the pillow closed!

Don’t forget to admire your work!  Here is my photo shoot:

I love them and I am obsessed!  So sad they have to sit in a plastic bag at home but I think they would look weird on my dorm bed!

What do you think?  What would you change? And if you have already made them, what is your advice?
Let me know how yours turn out!
Happy Crafting,

20 thoughts on “Mr. & Mrs. Pillows

  1. Excellent and decent post. I found this much informative, as to what I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. Wow, this is pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats.!

  2. Lynn, thank you very much! I can't wait to get a bedspread and have a bed to put them on! I have never heard of freezer paper but it looks so easy, much easier than what I was doing! Next time I am stenciling, I am trying that out! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to try!!

  3. Alyssa, what a beautiful job you did on your pillows! These will look great on your bed, when you get one. I adore the black and white color scheme. I am fortunate to have a Cricut machine and I make similar pillows and things, using my machine to make stencils. It is even easier to use freezer paper when you cut your stencils, iron it on to your pillow, paint and then peel off.That makes it easier for me. If you would like to see how I did it you can check out the tutorial on my blog MimiMine@blogspot.com. I didn't use freezer paper or stencil sheets(didn't have any freezer paper at the time and could not find the stencil sheets).Thanks for sharing your creations and the tutorial!! Bless you.

  4. Thank you so much, I can't wait to join you again! Don't worry I don't have a vinyl cutting machine and that would have made it too complex! Simple and easy is what I like!

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