SEQUIN PHRASE PILLOW DIY!
-plain pillow (an oblong shape was best for my phrase)
-straight pins and fabric scissors
–Let It Snow Phrase Download
First, either print out the “let it snow” phrase (resize if needed for your pillow) or create your own with a cursive font or handwriting the correct size for your pillow. Next, use scissors or an X-Acto knife to cut out your words so that you have a paper with the negative space where the words should be. Place that paper onto your pillow in the appropriate spot and use a pen to trace the words in your phrase onto your pillow (just a thin line will do so you know where to place your sequin trim). If you have a longer phrase, you’ll probably need to do one word at a time if you are printing it on to regular-sized paper first.
Use straight pins to pin your sequin trim along the traced phrase line until you have your words pinned on. There may be a few areas (like on my “I” and “t”s) where you have to backtrack on the sequin trim to get back down to the bottom, so just pin the second layer of trim on top of the first and you’ll glue them together so they read as one line later. Cut and save any floating pieces (like the dots of “i”s or crosses of “t”s) until the very last step.
Once all your letters are pinned in place, start at the beginning of your phrase and slowly remove one pin at a time. Use your fabric glue to glue each section in place. Continue removing pins and glueing sections down until your whole phrase is secure. Add your finishing pieces like the crosses of your “t”s and let your glue fully dry.
I wanted to add something extra to my pillow, so I took some pom poms that had been removed from an old blanket and sewed those around the edges to give it an extra pop of texture.
It looks great!