This is Part 2 of my Simply Screen Custom Silk Screen Kit Review- The project reveal.
If you missed Part 1 you can check it out here.
Lately I've been doing some genealogical research. And it sparked my interest in making a family tree project. (Plus I really needed some new pillows on the couch and have been meaning to try and make some for a long time now.)
Not only is this pillow something you can make for yourself but it's also a great gift for anyone on your list this holiday season because it's completely customizable.
First I used the custom silk screens I made to print a tree onto t-shirt-like fabric. That'll be the front of the pillow. For the back I used this cute little striped fabric.
Once the screened image is printed and dry, if you are making the pillow for yourself you can go ahead and write your family names around the tree leaves.
If you are going to give the pillow away as a gift, move straight to the next step which is sewing the pillow.
To make the pillow I followed this fabulous tutorial for an envelope pillow that Tracey Pereira put together as a guest post during my sewing 101 week.
Once the pillow is done (and by the way thank you so much Tracey because I actually, finally, sewed my own pillow and it was easy), turn it right side out and stuff it with a pillow form.
If you are going to gift this pillow include a fabric marker, and a nice card or tag letting the recipient know how they can easily customize this pillow with their family names. Another nice thing to include is a piece of cardboard. The recipient can place the cardboard inside the pillow when writing the names onto the front and the marker won't bleed onto the back of the pillow.
If you'd like to make this pillow for yourself or as a gift, I've made my screen design available as a free download here. All I ask is that you please respect the time it took me to make this design by not using it to produce items you intend to sell. It's for personal use only.