I have fallen in love with silhouettes. You have seen them everywhere…on plates, in frames, on cards, and on pillows.
Speaking of pillows…I added a little spin on them with chalkboard fabric. I know what you are thinking…chalk on pillows? Ewwwww gross! I got you covered.
1. I used Centsational Girl’s tutorial on how to use the Silhouette machine to cut out a silhouette of my son’s profile. I recognize that not many of you own a Silhouette. You can always use a projector, trace a shadow, cut out a picture, etc. You just need to have some sort of silhouette shape to start with.
2. Using the cardstock as my template I flipped the chalkboard fabric and my template over and traced it onto the back of the fabric. 3. Using sharp scissors I cut out the silhouette. I placed it on my fabric and said ”Oh it is going to look so cute!”
5. With coordinating black thread I sewed the silhouette in place.
6. Using the last bit of Isaac’s baby bedding (GASP! I did it, I used every square inch!) I made some cording and sewed it around the edge. 7. I decided against buttons on this one (I was being lazy) and opted for the fold over closure. So I pinned the back in place and sewed it up. 8. I trimmed the corners and turned the cover right side out. Cuuuutie little patootie!
I absolutely love it. Isaac calls it his “Bubby head” pillow (since his sister calls him Bubby). What do you think?
Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here…
Left to right: Christmas Subway Art Pillow, Chalkboard Fabric Silhouette Pillows, Lucky Pillow with Domed Penny Button, Pottery Barn Nest Knock Off Pillow, Presidents Day Canvas Pillow, Definition of Adventure Pillow, Christmas Glitter Ornament Pillow, Home Sweet Home Pillow
Do you love chalkboard projects? Here are some more ideas for you to check out.