This is my little pillow project that I did this afternoon. It was prompted by two events. The first was that I learned a cool new technique to print on fabric and the second was that I finally painte this chair my favorite, cheery green color. I just love spray paint. This is Rustoleum, which is one of the easier paints to use because it has a larger spray button.
I had a 14"x14" pillow form, so I decided to cut one piece of my fabric in a 15.5" square and then I cut two pieces that were 15.5"x11". Those pieces will make the back. I just used scissors since rotary cutters have been outlawed in my house since my DH got stitches because of one. (He doesn't know that I actually do have three. . . I just don't use them often!)
Here's my favorite part. I cut a piece of fabric to 11.5"x8.5"- the same size as a normal piece of paper. I cut a piece of freezer paper the same size. I ironed the fabric onto the shiny side of the freezer paper and it went through my HP Inkjet Printer!!!! How awesome is that??? I ironed the result to stabilize the ink after I peeled the freezer paper off. A little trimming, and this is the result.
I laid out the printed fabric onto the decorator fabric and pinned it down. I didn't do that the first time and ended up picking out all my stitches, so take my advice and pin it down.
I used a zig zag stitch on the widest setting to sew the two piece together.
Then I turned over one edge (15.5" side) of each of the two back pieces.
I quickly stitched the edges of the back pieces.
Now we have to put it all together. The front of the pillow goes face up. Then I put a ribbon on so that I could tie the pillow to the chair. The back pieces go on face down- with the hemmed edges in the middle. Then sew around all the edges.
This shows all the layers sewed together. I clipped the corners so that they would turn better.
Turn the whole thing right side out and stuff the pillow in. Voila! A cute little custom pillow that is esy to change for seasons.