French Grain Sack Pillow Using Ikea Towels

by - October 28, 2013

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.


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