It’s rough out there. The stores carry the same stuff and when you finally find something remotely unique–it’s ten zillion dollars. That’s why we have to grab creativity by the torso, wrestle it to the ground and make a pillow out of it. The following tutorial is sewing-free and joy inducing. Grab your down pillows, piles of scrap fabric, and your puzzle-making patience.
Step One: Gather materials to start your pillow
What You’ll Need:
- White pillow with removable cover (I purchased a pre-sewn one at the craft store)
- Steam-A-Seam 2 (the double-stick kind works best)
- Stencil (I used an Advil bottle)
- Scrap fabric
Step Two: Trace shapes in the fabric
Step Three: Map out where the pieces will go on the pillow
Step Four: Cut out shapes and stick to Steam-A-Seam
Step Five: Map out more pieces with the help of your stencil (or Advil bottle)
Step Six: Cut out shapes stuck to Steam-A-Seam with precision
Step Seven: Steam iron pieces onto the pillow
Step Eight: Step back and marvel at your progress
Step Nine: Iron again
Step Ten: You’re done–high five a friend.