On our bed, in our “new” master bedroom is this fun monogrammed pillow!
Today, I am going to share how to make it so you can make one too!
I cut two rectangles out of the fabric of your choice.
The size of the pillow is totally up to you and depends on where you it to be!
I cut my fabric 15 inches by 13 inches.
(remember to cut TWO rectangles)
Now using your Silhouette or Cricut, cut out the initials you want on your pillow.
(for our pillow the initials are nPr – this is our “married monogram” you put the first initial that is in the alphabet, then the initial for your last name, then the second person’s initial that comes later in the alphabet – So “N” in Natalie comes before the “R” in Ross – got it?!)
Take one of your rectangles and apply the negative of your letters for the monogram.
I cut my letters out separately and placed the negative part of the vinyl onto the fabric, starting with the middle initial.
Make sure to place some cardboard or a paper towel under the fabric so that paint will not bleed through onto your work area!
Get a stencil brush, dip it into paint and then “dab” the excess paint off so that the brush is almost dry.
This will prevent the paint from bleeding under the vinyl and ensure that you have straight, clean edges.
Dab the paint onto the fabric like this:
(See how light the paint it is?! This way it will not bleed!)
Apply numerous thin coats until the fabric is no longer showing through the paint.
Once your letter is completely stenciled onto the fabric, gently peel off the vinyl…
And then move to the next letter.
Peeling the vinyl off before the paint dries is key to achieving a clean look!
Once your letters are stenciled and the vinyl is removed,
you should have something that looks like this:
Once the paint is completely dry, place your two pieces of fabric right sides together and stitch around all four sides leaving a 4-5 inch opening at the bottom center of the pillow to allow you to stuff it!
Turn your pillow right side out.
(See the opening at the bottom?!)
Now stuff your pillow until you are happy with the fluffiness.
Then hand stitch or machine stitch the bottom opening closed.
And now you have a fun monogram pillow for pennies!
(seriously, this cost me less than $2!)
Yay for custom pillows!