Now that we live out of state away from all family members, we needed to have a nice guest room for people to stay. I'm slowly working on getting the house decorated and transformed from a builder's standard house into our family home.
As you know I'm kind of obsessed with my new freezer paper method I just came up with. I decided to make myself some custom throw pillows to add some character to our plain guest room.
We actually scored the headboard and bed from a local thrift store for $45!! The mattress was brand new too!! Add a plain white comforter and these pillows and suddenly you have a really nice room to make your guests comfortable while they come to visit.
I made my own pillowcases but you can easily buy them as well. If you don't know how to sew a zippered pillowcase you can head to my Instagram (@designedtobecrafty) and I have a video tutorial in my saved stories.
Open up Silhouette Studio and start creating your pillow design. I'm using this flower file from the Silhouette Design Store. It wasn't already a compound path so I made it one.
Next, resize it to fit the pillow. I always use the scale tool to make it an exact size.
I'm going to be cutting this design out of freezer paper to make a stencil for my fabric paint. If you head to this post you can find the full tutorial on how I do that. I treat the paper like HTV so I flip the design horizontally.
Send the design to be cut.
While that's cutting (this design will take awhile!) you can design the HTV portion of the pillow design.
Draw a rectangle by clicking on the tool on the left-hand side of the screen.
Use the scale tool to make the square the exact size you want.
Use the offset tool to make the square into a frame and then make it a compound path.