I will so have to try this soon! I don’t have a fancy silhouette and paying someone to monogram is very expensive, so this is the perfect alternative. -Stephanie
Ok, bear with me, tutorials aren’t really my thing – and actually this is my first tutorial with step-by-step pictures .
Onto the goods! I was shopping with my Mommy one day and spotted some His and Hers pillow cases, I loved them BUT they were queen sized (we have a King,) they had beige writing (not for me), and they were 42 flipping dollars! I thought I could figure out how to do that for much, much cheaper, as well as make them just how I want them. And it would need to be done without the use of a embroidery machine or fancy cutting machine since I have neither.
I wanted to use my euro pillows for this so I used an older sheet I had stored away and cut it up! The kid helped, this is how all Moms craft right? And yes, I realize he shouldn’t be holding those scissors, but I was right there and it was only for a second.
I used the pillow as a template and cut two pieces for the front, and then two pieces a little bit larger vertically for the back.
Next, I printed out the words I wanted to paint (font size was 510)
How I love Martha craft paints! I used Summer Haze color (if you care), and her fabric medium. Just mix them as instructions state.
Since my “fabric” was white, I basically trace painted the words, using double stick tape to make sure they didn’t move. If I couldn’t see through the fabric, I would have made a stencil just as I did here.
This is how I do pillows, since I know washing often is a must! This is where the larger piece comes in, just cut it 3/4 way down all the way across and then overlap them to be the same size as the front piece. Then put right sides together and….
Sew all the way around. I am not a great seamstress I really just wing it and have no idea what the proper way to do things are, I am self taught!
And ta-da! His and Hers pillows. Lets be real, shall we? I should have made 4, His, Hers, Baby’s, and Dog’s!
Ps: I don’t iron, sorry!
Pps: Did you know you should always make your bed with the sheet and duvet folded down so that the sheets can air out and the sweat or whatever from the night can dry properly? Saw that on Dr. Oz, I believe.