Whenever I make a new stamp design, I like to make two versions…a clean version and a grunge version.  I love to make pillows with these designs and like the old worn out look. Since you can’t really sand fabric to distressed it, I make the grunge version so my pillows can have the same look. And, since I made the autumn stamps this week, it was time to make another pillow!
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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

1. Before you begin, check out this super easy envelope pillow tutorial.  A quick sewing pattern is key to making this a quick project.  Cut out your fabric and and vinyl.  Peel out the reverse image so you are left with a stencil to paint. Apply the vinyl to the fabric.  It might take some time to get it to stick.  *Quick Tip* Use a piece of transfer tape that has already been used or lightly rub a t-shirt on a new piece to remove some of the tackiness. This will help make transferring the vinyl to the fabric a bit easier.
Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Fall/Autumn SVG Files
 2. Fill in the stencil with paint colors of your choice.  Use an up and down motion to prevent bleeding.
Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Fall/Autumn SVG Files
 3. One the paint has dried to the touch, remove the vinyl stencil.
Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Fall/Autumn SVG Files
 5.  Sew together your fabric pieces and insert the pillow form.
Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Fall/Autumn SVG Files
You can see the other pillows I’ve made with the grunge stamps here and here.
Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Fall/Autumn SVG Files

Want to make your own?  You can get the cut file for free from my resource library!

 

7 comments on “Stenciled Autumn Pillow”

  1. Hello, I am buying the whole bundle. I admire everything you make and love tutorials. Can you share what kind of paint you prefer? Is it just a simple acrylic? An acrylic with a medium? Fabric paint? Speedball? Thank you for sharing your creativity so generously.

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