Tuesday, August 25, 2009

how to: silhouette pillow

I have been seeing custom silhouette pillows pop up around the blogosphere more and more lately, and I really like them. But they are a bit pricey, so I decided to try and make one myself. It was very fun and fairly simple. Here is how you can make one.

1. Take profile pictures of the people you want to include on your pillow. (it is pretty hard to get a one year old to hold still long enough to take a picture of her/his profile, luckily I found one that worked) 
2. Print out photos, and color them in with a sharpie, then cut them out.
3. Pin cut out paper silhouette's to felt and cut out felt silhouettes. 
4. Pin felt cut outs to pillow case fabric.
5. Sew around edge of felt silhouette. (This is where you have to go slowly and take some time, mistakes are easily noticeable and can make profile look strange.)
6. Sew pillow case edges and stuff a pillow insert inside and you are done!

8 comments:

liko said...

i really love it, meg!!

does the felt shift during sewing?? i can only see my profiles coming out all crazy-looking...

i think i'm gonna buy some wool felt.
thanks for the endless inspiration.

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

it turned out so great! way to go- i have been meaning to get some wool felt too and this makes me want some even more.

katie speed said...

such a great idea. I need to make this!

J,D and Little B said...

Can't wait to get started on one of my own!

Cameron and Lindsay Rondo said...

So so so so cool. Looks like it takes some time and detail but definitely worth it.

A-Train said...

So awesome Meg! Your felt is already coming in handy!

Heather said...

This is SOO cool! You're so talented!

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