iLovetoCreate Go Global Pillow

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by Suzie Shinseki, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Go Global Pillow

A new pillow is an easy, affordable way to jazz up any room! With so many colors of dye and fabric paint at A.C. Moore, you're bound to find a color that matches your décor!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time to neither prewash nor soak fabric, nor drying times for the fabric paint.
  • 2
    Prewash fabric in cold water without fabric softener. Do not dry.
  • 3
    Mix Lime dye as directed. Wearing gloves, place damp fabric in plastic tub and squirt dye on top making sure fabric is evenly coated. Let soak 6-8 hours.
  • 4
    Rinse thoroughly in warm running water until runoff is clear, then wash separately in a large load of hottest water suitablefor fabric and a small amount of laundry soap. Dry separately then iron smooth.
  • 5
    Measure and cut out two 18 inch squares from fabric.
  • 6
    Download and print project template. Trace both diamond shape patterns onto cardstock. Cut out.
  • 7
    Find center of fabric by placing yardstick corner to corner diagonally and drawing dots using Blue pencil.
  • 8
    Center larger cardstock diamond shape onto fabric and lightly trace around with blue pencil. Continue tracing large diamond shape over the fabric. Refer to photo.
  • 9
    Center the smaller diamond cardstock shape inside the larger ones on fabric and lightly trace on fabric with blue pencil.
  • 10
    Place circle template in center of diamonds and trace around with Blue pencil.
  • 11
    Tape fabric on piece of cardboard.
  • 12
    Paint Crimson Red inside small diamonds leaving circles open in center. Let dry.
  • 13
    Pour puddle of Ebony on palette. Using smaller brush paint Ebony around diamond borders and center circles. Let dry.
  • 14
    With iron, press second square fabric piece and also lightly press over the backside of the painted piece.
  • 15
    Line up both sides with painted design side facing in. Using sewing machine, stitch a one-inch seam on three sides.
  • 16
    Turn right side out and fold under the raw edges on the unsewn side and pin.
  • 17
    Insert pillow form into case. Use needle and thread to hand stitch the open end.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Dye Lime 104547821
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Crimson Red 104519382
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Ebony 104519380
  • Fairfield Processing Soft Square 16 inch 104238569
  • Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 100 Percent Cotton White 104542556
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 6 104464189
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • 3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Painter Masking Tape 104148328
  • Small Plastic Tub
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Blue Pencil
  • Paper Towels
  • Yardstick
  • Circle Template (or Household Item that is as Round as You Want Your Circle to Be)
  • 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Cardstock
  • Scissors
Download Project Template