Inkjet Garden Pillow

Pillow Measures 12.50” x 12.50”

Pillow Measures 12.50” x 12.50”

step 1 -  Download the two template pages and tape them together.

Beautiful words and images are easy to achieve with this pillow project. Find them online and print them onto white cotton fabric on your inkjet printer. Make a pillow cover for any season by changing fabric, images and words. A zippered bottom makes it simple to remove the pillow. Use the same pillow or pillow form in each case you create. That way you only need to store flat cases, not bunches of pillows. There’s a store bought Christmas pillow inside my case!

Directions

step 1 - With a pen, trace a 8.50” x 14” sheet of card stock onto white cotton.

step 1 - With a pen, trace a 8.50” x 14” sheet of card stock onto white cotton.

step 2 - Cut inside the line about .25” on all sides.  Spray adhesive on the wrong side of the material. Press the fabric onto the card stock .25” away from the edges.  Smooth out any bubbles.

step 2 - Cut inside the line about .25” on all sides.  Spray adhesive on the wrong side of the material. Press the fabric onto the card stock .25” away from the edges.  Smooth out any bubbles.

step 3 - Search Google for flower or leaf images that appeal to you. Look for white backgrounds.  Bring the image into Photoshop or another program where you can layout the design. Type your words in different sizes and different fonts. Make some all upper case and some all lover.  Match the font color to the colors in your fabric.

step 3 - Search Google for flower or leaf images that appeal to you. Look for white backgrounds.  Bring the image into Photoshop or another program where you can layout the design. Type your words in different sizes and different fonts. Make some all upper case and some all lover.  Match the font color to the colors in your fabric.

step 4 - Print your design on the 8.50” x 14” fabric. Apply Scotch Guard to the painted surface. Allow it to dry before carefully peeling the fabric away from the card stock.

step 4 - Print your design on the 8.50” x 14” fabric. Apply Scotch Guard to the painted surface. Allow it to dry before carefully peeling the fabric away from the card stock.

step 5 - Iron the interfacing onto the white lining. With a snip of the scissors, mark the horizontal center of the lining and the horizontal center of the fabric design. Cut the printed fabric to match the size of the lining. Lay it over the lining.The remaining adhesive on the fabric will hold the two layers together.

step 5 - Iron the interfacing onto the white lining. With a snip of the scissors, mark the horizontal center of the lining and the horizontal center of the fabric design. Cut the printed fabric to match the size of the lining. Lay it over the lining.The remaining adhesive on the fabric will hold the two layers together.

step 6 - Add glue to the lampshade printout just as you did the butterflies.  With the glue side down, lay the printout on the stencil blank.

step 6 - Pin together the two floral printpieces with their linings. Sew the long edge of each to the printed fabric allowing a .50” margin between the edge of the design and the floral fabric.

step 6 - Pin together the two floral printpieces with their linings. Sew the long edge of each to the printed fabric allowing a .50” margin between the edge of the design and the floral fabric.

step 7 - Place a cloth over the joined fabrics and press the seams flat.

step 7 - Place a cloth over the joined fabrics and press the seams flat.

step 8 - Apply interfacing to the 14” x !4” floral fabric. Pin it to the same size lining piece to complete the back panel. Pin the front and back panels with right sides together. Stitch a 5/8” seam on the bottom edge for the zipper. Only sew 2” in from the sides leaving the middle open.

step 8 - Apply interfacing to the 14” x !4” floral fabric. Pin it to the same size lining piece to complete the back panel. Pin the front and back panels with right sides together. Stitch a 5/8” seam on the bottom edge for the zipper. Only sew 2” in from the sides leaving the middle open.

step 9 - Press the seam flat across the length of the bottom.

step 9 - Press the seam flat across the length of the bottom.

step 10 - Pin the zipper right side down onto the opening. Sew the zipper to the fabric.

step 10 - Pin the zipper right side down onto the opening. Sew the zipper to the fabric.

step 11 - Open the zipper. Pin the other three edges together. Sew the panels together with a 5/8” seam. 

step 11 - Open the zipper. Pin the other three edges together. Sew the panels together with a 5/8” seam. 

step 12 - Reinforce the corners with additional stitching. Cut across corners at an angle. Turn the pillow case right side out.

step 12 - Reinforce the corners with additional stitching. Cut across corners at an angle. Turn the pillow case right side out.

step 13 - Fill the case with an existing pillow or a pillow form.

step 13 - Fill the case with an existing pillow or a pillow form.

TIP

If the pillow case needs ironing at any time, be sure to cover it with a cloth to protect the ink. I recommend hand washing with mild detergent. Do not rub the printed area.

 

FABRIC
FRONT
2 - floral print 14” x 5 3/8” + interfacing
1 - 8.50” x 14” white cotton
1 - 6” x 14” white cotton lining
BACK
1 - floral print 14” x 14” + interfacing
1 - white cotton lining
NOTIONS
10” ZIPPER


Supplies

At JoAnns

  • 1/2 yard floral and white cotton
  • fusible interfacing (yardage depends on interfacing width)
  • 10” zipper
  • sewing notions
  • 12” square pillow form or ready made pillow
  • Scotch Guard
  • Spray Mount repositionable adhesive

Miscellaneous

  • legal size card stock- 8.50” x 14”

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