This is the last of my over-the-weekend projects. It’s been quite a little while since I made a pillow. This past week, I was lucky enough to get a peek at Nancie Rowe Janitz’s upcoming workshop at jessicasprague.com. I can’t spill the beans too much except to add it’s a home decor series with gorgeous wordart like the one above on the pillow and the matching card/tag I added to the zipper for gift giving this season. Inspiration OVERLOAD—I had to make a pillow using one of the graphics from the workshop. What do you think of this festive, cozy gift?
Printing your own fabric at home is very rewarding and really gets you motivated to create. I printed the wordart onto Fabric Stick and had my Silhouette Portrait cut it perfectly! I was thrilled with that. Then I zigzag stitched it onto a square piece of cotton fabric a bit larger than the graphic, and then I blanket stitched that to the middle of what was the body of the pillow before constructing the pillow case and installing a zipper. It's approximately 12-x-12-inches. From computer to real-life pillow, this project took me less than two hours. During that time, I even had to dust off my sewing machine AND re-familiarize myself to installing a zipper (it’s been a while).