Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Pillow Designs with Stencil Downloads

Ready to use Tumble Dye on your home decor? Pillows are a great, inexpensive way to update a room or a piece of furniture, and aren't they fun?


We even have some free downloads if you would like to create your own! For the chevron pattern, click here. For the alphabet pattern, click here.


Supplies:
Canvas or cloth fabric
Tumble dye
Stencils
Paper towels


Cut your fabric into the desired pillow size you would like. We made 12" pillows. Place your stencil (hint: if you use a little spray adhesive on the stencil, it will give you a crisper line). Make sure to block off any areas you don't want dyed. Spray your tumble dye, then immediately blot excess with a paper towel.


After the excess dye is gone, remove your stencil. Tile your stencil to make a continuous pattern, and repeat the steps. If using a paper stencil, you may want to make multiples or let the paper dry in between applications. After the dye is dry, heat set in your dryer for 20 minutes, then sew and stuff!

To create our gray color, we used Charcoal Tumble Dye and diluted it with water. Test concentrations to get the color you would like. Ours is about 10 water: 1 Tumble Dye. The alphabet pillow was made with our Mustard Tumble Dye.


These are so fun and easy to make. Plus, there are so many fun color options to choose from!

28 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I've really enjoyed the Tumble Dye project ideas this week! It would be super fun to try these ideas with my daughters. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly Swosinski said...

Love seeing all the different ways to use the tumble dye!!

Kristin said...

Beautiful projects! Pillows can be so expensive in the stores - thank you!

Shanna Fugate said...

Cute! Tumble dye is an extremely versatile product!

Deb said...

I REALLY need to try out this tumble dry stuff! Thanks for the ideas!

hbrowncrafts said...

Lovely project - the pillows are beautiful.

Stef said...

Wow! I am in love ;) Beautiful projects!
Stef
love4literacy@netscape.net

Bethany Becker said...

I love the alphabet pillow. What an awesome way to create new household decor!

Katherine VB, Fairfield, CA said...

Great project ideas!

brenlubrant said...

I am totally in love with chevron, yellow and gray. This is a great project and it makes me mad that I never learned how to sew. I love these pillows!!

howo34 said...

I love these pillows! Soo cool!

Cherie said...

Wow! That is awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us!! I am trying to come with some great pillow ideas for my living room, and this is my favorite so far!!

Piali said...

Awesome idea!! Really need this tumble dye stuff. Thanks for the sentcils!

Fifi said...

Wow, that tumble dye just works in so many ways, it's all working around in my head now

Shawninaz said...

Great post today I love these pillows!

Beth said...

This is so perfect! Great ideas!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

OOO, I love those!

KellyG said...

Soooooo cool! Great idea!

Melinda said...

WOW! Great ideas using the Tumble Dye! Thanks for sharing!

Shana said...

LOVE the DIY pillow idea!

Diane S. said...

love this idea-thanks for sharing!

Roxie said...

I love what you did with the pillows! Very cute.

SueB said...

such great pillows; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

SueB said...

great pillow projects; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Charisma3103 said...

Those pillows are gorgeous..

Janie boots
boots3103@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

That alphabet pillow is so cute!!

the"divine"hand said...

This is the coolest. I am seeing projects beyond the pillow!!! Thanks for big ideas!

Teresa Orton said...

Love to stencil and want to try Tumble Tye in all colors! Thx for the project info.

 

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