Stenciled fall leaves pillow cover

Stenciled fall leaves pillow cover

Stenciled fall leaves pillow cover 650 852 Consie Sindet

As part of my design team goody box for The Crafter’s Workshop, I received samples of Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material. The first thing I thought of to use it for was to pretty up the very boring pillow sitting on my front porch!

Fall Leaves Pillow Cover featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material and free motion stitching! • AtopSerenityHill.com #falldecor #stenciling #freemotionSince Oly-Fun is water resistant, it was a natural choice to make a cover for my poor pillow. It definitely needed some cheering up!

Fall Leaves Pillow Cover featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material and free motion stitching! • AtopSerenityHill.com #falldecor #stenciling #freemotionI started by cutting two pieces of the white Oly-Fun a little bigger than my pillow. There is no grain so cutting is easy. Also, you can iron this material, just be sure to keep the temperature pretty low or it will melt.

Fall Leaves Pillow Cover featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material and free motion stitching! • AtopSerenityHill.com #falldecor #stenciling #freemotionI grabbed three stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop that had some pretty leaves (Leaf Branches, Herbarium and Pinecones), along with fall colors from the DecoArt Media misters, and started adding some gorgeous patterns to one of the pieces of material.

Fall Leaves Pillow Cover featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material and free motion stitching! • AtopSerenityHill.com #falldecor #stenciling #freemotionOne of the stencils got so covered in paint that it started to drip. I took advantage of that little dilemma and shook the stencil all over the fabric to create a great splattering effect.

Fall Leaves Pillow Cover featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material and free motion stitching! • AtopSerenityHill.com #falldecor #stenciling #freemotionTo bring more dimension to the pattern I had created with the sprays and stencils, I decided to use the free motion stitching attachment for my sewing machine to do a little doodling around some of the leaves. Some of the leaves I went around a few times; some just once. If you don’t have this attachment, or a sewing machine for that matter, no worries! A black Sharpie or fabric marker will do the trick and give you similar results with the doodling.

Fall Leaves Pillow Cover featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Oly-Fun multi-purpose craft material and free motion stitching! • AtopSerenityHill.com #falldecor #stenciling #freemotionThe final step was to sew all four sides closed with a zig-zag stitch. Now I have a super cheerful addition to my porch for the fall! What would you use the Oly-Fun fabric for?

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5 comments
  • Ginger November 13, 2015 at 7:40 am

    What a fun way to use what looks like a really interesting product! Those fall leaves are just perfect. I love free motion stitching and combining it with stencils has my head spinning with ideas.

  • sirkkis November 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    You did a beautiful texture. Love ♥

  • Marykay November 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Narly never have heard of that stuff before.
    Love that pillow case and the splatters I think make it cooler. Cause leaves out in the yard always have lil bits n pieces of other leaves and some blown in dirt or whatever and the splatters reprocent that. I well to me anyway. Haha. I like it and bet it looks good on your porch. Had to take my fall wreath inside today (Friday 13th by the way) because the wind was blowing crazy here in small town wv.
    Well thanks for sharing all ur gorgeous makings with us and letn people like me see and also ramble on about it.
    Have a great weekend

  • Carmen Medlin November 17, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Awesome! What a great idea. I love all the beautiful colors!

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