This post first appeared as a guest post at The Scrap Shoppe. This project combines my love of scrapbooking with my love of sewing.
I love this piece of scrapbook paper. The flowers are funky and seventies inspired. I wanted to translate this print to a pillow.
This paper comes from an SEI paper pack called Dill Blossom.
Cut a 13 inch square piece of muslin. Grab a fine point Sharpie, a lightbox and start tracing the scrapbook paper design onto the fabric. I taped the paper to the fabric with scotch tape so that it didn't shift. If you don't have a lightbox, you can get the same effect with a sunny window.
Here's how my fabric looked after tracing.
and a close up...
Grab some ink pads and start adding color. Stayz-On ink stays on through washing. I haven't tested other inks. I did use other inks in this project as shown above. So if I ever have to wash the pillow we will see what happens...
I intentionally "colored outside the lines" by rubbing the stamp pads directly onto the fabric. I decided to use a different color scheme than the original scrapbook paper.
Sew into a 12 inch pillow with an envelope closure and insert a pillow form to finish.