Butterfly Accent Pillow
Pale yellow organza butterflies flit across this floral painted accent pillow. Stencils for the butterflies and the flowers are included with the downloadable instructions. I partially covered the painted green border with two layers of organza to bring the design together. The butterflies may look difficult to create but all they require is a zigzag stitch. Colors on the wings were made with permanents markers.
BEFORE PAINTING, ALWAYS WASH AND DRY FABRIC (WITHOUT FABRIC SOFTENER). DURING PAINTING, COVER EXPOSED FABRIC TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 1 - Print out the floral border stencil. Learn about stencil materials. Extend the page by 1.25” on the top and bottom edges by taping on pieces of paper. The new size page should measure 8.5” x 13.5”.
step 2 - With a yard stick draw a vertical line down the paper following the existing black lines on the stencil page.
step 3 - Trace the floral border onto the dull side of Reynolds Freezer Paper. Using a craft knife, cut out the stencil.
step 13 - Butterfly Wings
Print out the butterfly stencil.
step 17 - Cut out two more organza squares and create the second butterfly in the same manner.
step 18 - OPTIONAL - Use green and purple permanent markers to add color to the wings.
step 20 - Cut two pieces of fabric to measure 9.75” wide x 13.25 long.
step 21 - Fold and press a 1” hem the length of each piece. The new measurement will be 8.75” x 13.25”.
step 23 - On the second piece, fold the hem a second time and sew it close to the edge.
step 24 - Mark the placement for the second Velcro on the other fabric piece to match up with the first. Sew in place.
step 25 - Press the Velcro pieces together aligning the hemmed edges. Pin the overlapped edges together to hold in place when finishing the pillow.
step 26 - Finish The Pillow
Place wrong sides of front and back together. Sew all four sides with a 5/8” seam. Trim allowances. Turn right side out and fill with a 12” pillow form or batting.
- 1 yard white cotton
- 1/3 yard yellow organza
- Permanent markers - green, purple
- painters tape
- 3” piece of Velcro
- 12” pillow form or Fiberfill
- sewing notions
- repositionable stencil spray
- Freezer Paper or other stencil material - Ralph’s Super market
- ColorArtzairbrush kit and White Wedding and Lucky Charm paint pouch