Ikea is one of my favorite stores. Every time I go there, I stock up on these pretty red-striped grain sack-ish dish towels. I've been wanting to use them for a pillow for quite some time, and this weekend I finally took the plunge.
After measuring and sizing for my pillow insert (20"), I started by sewing three of the four sides together. I then turned it right-side out and broke out some black fabric paint.
I just purchased this pretty French stencil from Etsy and it was the perfect size for my pillow. It features a wreath design too but I was feeling a little lazy and just stenciled the wording and fleur de lis.
It took about a half hour to stencil and then I had to let the paint dry. I made one little oopsie on the S in Paris. You might not be able to see it, but it's there. Once the paint was dry, I closed it up.
This is the first time I've made such a large pillow and used a pillow insert. I really love the look and hope to make a few more this winter.
Linking to: Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday and A Stroll Through Life.