By Sparkle Crafts Contributor, Sparkle E. Glitter from the blog “Sparkle Studio”.
Sewing is not my forte. If I can figure a way to make a project without it, I am happy. Not having to sew to put this pillow together also makes it a good project for kids to tackle. There are so many interesting bandanas available these days, you should choose two that you like and change the colors so they suit you.
I used Sparkle 21 mainly because it is washable, but it also has amazing color and sparkle!
This project does not take much time, let’s get started.
- Sparkle 21: Blue Suede Sparkle (or your favorite color)
- 12″ x 12″ pillow form
- Bandanas: solid black, zebra print (or pieces of fabric 21” square)
- Four 24″ lengths of black cord (ribbon will work, too)
- Printed pattern
- Chalk pencil
Lay the black bandana flat on your worktable. Place the pillow form in the center of it. Cover the pillow form with the zebra bandana, so the edges of both bandanas line up. On one side, roll the bandanas together toward the pillow form. Roll an adjacent side in the same way.
At the corner, where the two sides meet, tie a cord. Repeat on all sides and corners.
On your computer, find a font you like and print the word you want. A name would be great too! Print and enlarge to the size you want to fit the center of your pillow. On the backside of the paper, trace the lines of the word or name with chalk pencil. Place on center of pillow, chalk side down. Trace letters with pencil, transferring chalk to fabric.
Draw letters with Sparkle 21. Add lines, swirls, or dots as desired.
Another great thing about this pillow is that it is easy to disassemble for washing or changing designs.