DIY – Landscape Pillows

posted on: April 3, 2013

I’m thrilled to be contributing to the lovely Poppytalk blog. I’ll be sharing DIY ideas monthly and to kick it off, I’ve created some landscape pillows. They’re super easy and a fun way to customize your space.

What you’ll need: 
1. High resolution nature photos 2. Your photos printed on fabric via Spoonflower 3. Fabric for the back of the pillows and matching thread 5. Scissors and pins. 6. Buttons

Instructions:
1. Upload your high resolution photos to Spoonflower and choose the fat quarter (27″ x 18″) option. Keep in mind the size of pillow you want. My pillows are 16″ x 16″ and my images were 21″ x 18″ centered on the fat quarter. Always leave at least 1″ extra fabric on all sides for seam allowance.
2. Wash your fabric and iron out flat.
3. Cut your printed fabric to size, depending on the size of your pillow inserts, leaving enough room for seam allowance. My initial cut was 18″ x 18″
4. Cut two pieces of backing fabric, you want them to overlap about 1″ and leave 1″ seam allowance. My pieces were 11″ x 18″ each.
5. Finish the ends of the backing fabric by folding under twice, iron flat and sew with matching thread. Sew a buttonhole on one side.

6. Put right sides of the fabric together and pin. Making sure the flap with the buttonhole is on the inside. Sew all four outside edges.
7. Turn right side out. Sew on your button and cover your pillow insert.

Stay tuned next month for DIY hand dyed shibori pillows, a great compliment to the landscapes!

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