Thursday, February 23, 2012

World Map Pillow

World Map Pillow Tutorial:

-(2) 15”x27” pieces of fabric. I used painters cloth
-(1) package of Wrights Maxi Piping
-world map stencil- you can purchase that in my Etsy shop, found HERE.
-Black acrylic paint
-Foam roller, like THIS one

Spray some spray adhesive on the back of the stencil, then stick it to your fabric. Make sure it adheres to the fabric. Using the foam roller, roll black paint onto the fabric. It should look like the photo above when you are done. Hopefully you didn’t have any leaks…

Piping Tutorial:
This is the piping you need…
Start in the middle of one of the sides and start pinning the edge of the piping to the edge of the fabric. The cord part of the piping should be pointing to the middle of the fabric.
When you come to a corner, notch the piping like you see above, then continue pinning.
When you get to the end, stop a few inches before. Pick one side of the piping and open up the stitching with a seam ripper. Line up where the piping will meet when on top of each other and trim the excess cording so there's no overlap of that. Fold over the fabric covering the cording over the other piece as well and pin in place.
Continue to pin, until you have gone all the way around.
Since I do not have a piping foot, I used my zipper foot instead. You need to get as close as you can to the cord. I try to sew on the seam that is already sewn on the piping. You will have to using your fingers to push and guide it.
Once, you have gone all the way around, pin your other fabric piece to the one you just added piping to. Sew all the way around the pillow form again. Since you cant see the piping use your fingers to guide you. You can feel where the piping cord is. Get as close as you can to it.
Now you can stuff it with stuffing.
Next, pin the hole shut, and sew the hole shut. Again, get as close as you can…
Now, for the finished product:

IF you don’t want to make this pillow, you can buy it in my Etsy Shop found HERE.

I found this pillow HERE, and decided to make my own.


Jungle MOM said...

This is my favorite pillow thus far! How cute!!

the cape on the corner said...

i waaaaant this! i looooove this!

Maria said...

This is so nice! You could also sew little buttons or beads on to mark the places where you've been! I love it!

ButtercreamSewingMachine said...

I love maps! Great idea to stencil it onto a pillow!

Stephanie said...

So lovely! What a fun idea for a pillow.

(also, I'm on a crusade to get rid of word verification since now the words are even harder to read--please consider turning it off :)