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Make a totally cool fabric spray type pillow in just a few simple steps
Diecuts make great stencils to play with on a variety of different surfaces. I decided to use my type diecut with my favorite fabric sprays and canvas fabric for a totally bright and grungy looking pillow that makes a statement!

Before you begin: Wash fabric to remove sizing. Also, prepare your work area for spraying. Use a large table or outdoor area.

Posted by swelldesigner from Fresno, California, United States • Published See swelldesigner's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using fabric marking pencil, trace around 12x12 piece of paper. Move paper over and repeat.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut around traced lines with scissors.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay diecut on top of fabric.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using Fabric Spray Paints, spritz and spray over top of diecut as desired. The more you spray, the darker the areas will become. Pressing pump halfway will produce a splatter effect. A full pump produces a spray mist. Remove diecut and spray even more color in areas you desire (shown).

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your finished design will look something like this. Spray on fabric as desired. For best results, let fabric sit for 72 hours before you wash it. I personally didn't do this (I washed mine after 4 hours) and the colors still came out vibrant.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 6
    Step 6

    Iron both pieces of fabric Next, flip the two pieces inside out and pin together around edges.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew around edge of pillow. I used a zigzag stitch, but it may have been better to do a straight stitch.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 8
    Step 8

    Leave an opening of about 2 inches. Now turn the pillow right side out.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stuff the pillow using fiber fill and shape as you go.

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 10
    Step 10

    Using needle and thread sew up opening and you are finished!

  • How to make a painted cushion. Just My Type Pillow - Step 11
    Step 11

    Here's the other side of the pillow. It has a more concentrated spray look. Also I laid the diecut down again and sprayed and it created a slightly offset registration look (think when you read the comics and the printed colors don't quite line up). I like both sides for different reasons. That's the fun of the sprays...they are definitely fun to play and experiment with!!

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