iLovetoCreate Elegant Purple Pillow

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by Sue Shinseki, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Elegant Purple Pillow

Looking for the perfect accent for your decor? Look no more when you make the iLovetoCreate Elegant Purple Pillow! It's easy to tweak this to other colors too, so you can make one for every room in your home!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Measure and cut two squares that are 19-1/2 inch each. Measure and cut strips that are 5-1/2 inch x 2-1/2 inch, 5-1/2 inch x 1-1/4 inch and 6 inch x 20 inch from Royal Blue fabric.
  • 3
    To make accordion pleats, press under 1/4 inch on each of long sides of 6 inch x 20 inch strip. Fold and iron 5-1/2 inch accordion pleats, using masking tape to hold ends in place. Fold under 3/4 inch on each long side of remaining strips. Layer the two together with thinner strip on top. Referring to photo, fold and glue pieces together to create center motif. Set aside to dry.
  • 4
    Measure and cut a length of Purple fabric 10-1/2 inch x 36 inch. Use chalk to mark off a 2 inch wide strip lengthwise down center of strip. Fold on lines and press. From this first fold, press and fold four additional accordion pleats working toward edge. Continue with other side. If needed, use tape to hold in place.
  • 5
    To make pillow, start by carefully cutting a 10 inch slit in center of one of the Royal Blue square pieces. This will allow the filling to be added but will be covered by sash. Lay one square on work surface, right side up. Pin tassels in each corner, facing in. Place other square on top and pin together. Sew around entire pillow with a 3/4 inch seam. Remove pins and turn inside out. Iron flat. Trim off any excess fabric.
  • 6
    Cut two pieces of freezer paper to exact size of pillow. Enlarge pattern to fit. Lay pattern under freezer paper. Use chalk pencil to trace pattern about 1 inch in on both top and bottom of square. Use scissors to carefully cut out each design. This is the stencil you will use.
  • 7
    Place stencil, shiny side down, on pillow. With medium heat, iron until all edges are secure to fabric.
  • 8
    Carefully insert foil and/or paper towels inside to prevent paint from seeping through.
  • 9
    Squeeze Platinum and Grape on foil. Tap flat end of sponge into Grape. Tap excess off on foil. Lightly pounce color in stencil applying an even application. Continue with all designs. Tap a clean sponge into Platinum, tapping off excess. Lightly pounce color in center of design blending edges, referring to photo for coloration. Let dry. A hair dryer will speed this step.
  • 10
    Carefully remove stencil. Position other stencil in place on pillow, referring to photo for placement, having design slightly overlap. Lay a piece of paper towel over top of stencil before ironing.
  • 11
    Squeeze a small amount of Platinum and Grape on foil. Pounce Platinum on outer areas of flowers and blending Grape in center, using a clean sponge. Repeat with remaining designs, referring to photo for placement. Let dry.
  • 12
    Outline each flower using Metallic Silver.
  • 13
    Insert pillow form into pillow through slit in back. Wrap Purple sash around pillow. Glue in back. Glue Royal Blue section in place.
  • 14
    Tie a bow from cording. Glue in place. Glue remaining cording down center of sash.
  • 15
    Apply crystals with iron on areas desired. Keep contact on crystal for approximately 20 seconds to set.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Grape 104548282
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Metallic Platinum 104548329
  • Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint 4 oz. Metallic Silver 104548257
  • Aleene’s 4 oz. Fast Grab Tacky Glue 100388036
  • Tulip Glam-It-Up! 300 pc. Iron-On Crystals 104435837
  • Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 100 Percent Cotton Royal Blue 104542561
  • Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 65/35 Cotton/Poly Purple 104542551
  • Fairfield Processing Soft Square 16 inch 104238569
  • Darice Bright Jewels Metallic Cord 27 yard Silver 104631281
  • Silver Tassels (4)
  • 3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Masking Tape 104148306
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Foil or Palette for Paint
  • Cosmetic Sponges
  • Iron
  • Hair Dryer (optional - see step 9)
  • Needles and Thread
  • Straight Pins
  • Chalk
  • Freezer Paper
  • Paper Towels