holiday weekend, no plans? craft!

well, it’s been far too long since i’ve carved out some time for myself to dabble. so i figured i would blow the dust off my sewing machine, open up a new package of foam brushes and finally make my daughter some pillow covers.

i love browsing through IKEA‘s As-Is section for accessories and fabric remnants.  picked up 2 throw pillows for $2.99 each and 2 plain white pillow covers for $0.99 each.  total steal.  (actually the covers were far thinner than i wanted but for the price, you really can’t be too picky).



cases had to be resized to fit the smaller throw pillows. i cut the seams and repositioned the flap opening and then sewed all seams for reinforcement.

using painter’s tape, i cut and created a graphic design.  i had nothing in particular in mind, just spontaneously taped and created.  it was fun.  make sure you press the tape down firmly so your paint won’t bleed.


normally i would use a screen to print ink onto the fabric but was a bit lazy.  instead i just thinned the acrylic neon pink ink with a touch of water.  using a foam brush, i lightly dabbed the areas being careful not to glob it on or push the paint under the tape.


once the paint is dry, peel the tape off very carefully.  let it dry a little longer, set it by running a hot dry iron on the backside of the fabric for about 20-25 seconds.  (keep the iron moving, you don’t want to scorch the fabric).


now my daughter will have a pop of color on her daybed in her bedroom.  she better like it.


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