DIY Pillow Stencil Tutorial

Jul 21, 2017 | Crafts, DIY Projects

I love adding handmade touches to our home. Whether that be a handmade sign, decorative banner, or homemade pillowcases, I am all about giving my home a special touch!

So when my daughter asked for a pillow for her comfy chair, I decided we would make one together!

I found adorable stencils from Stencil Girl! They have all sorts of unique patterns and stencils to create one-of-a-kind crafts!

This project is perfect to do with young children! I would recommend taping the stencil to the fabric prior to letting them color. This will help keep the stencil in place. I just used painter’s tape and it worked for a 3 year old!

DIY Stencil Pillow Tutorial


DIY Stencil Pillow Fabrico Stencil Girl


1. Start by ironing the flour sack towel.

2. Measure the ironed towel to the size desired. Tape off the section you are going to be stenciling on.

3. Either hold the stencil in place or use painter’s tape to hold the stencil.

4. Fill the stencil in using the Fabrico markers. Make sure to switch up colors to ensure a colorful pattern!

5. Wipe off the stencil before moving to the next spot on the fabric. I just used a baby wipe.

6. Hold the stencil down or tape stencil and fill in with markers.

7. Repeat until the entire area for pillow is covered.

8. Pin the towel to the size of the pillow you are creating.

9. Sew pillow. For newbies to sewing, pin the pillow on with the stencil side on the inside. Sew around the outside of the pillow leaving a small, fist-size opening. Flip the pillow inside out (it should be facing the correct side. Then follow the remaining steps!

10. Fill pillow with batting.

11. Sew up opening.

12. Fluff and display!

DIY stencil pillow final

I love that my daughter could help with creating a stenciled pillow for her chair! Because the Fabric markers are acid-free, I am fine with her using them. The markers wash off of skin with a lot of soap and a little scrubbing… she may or may not have drawn on herself when I wasn’t looking!!

Now if you are in the mood to get your stencil on, check out all these other amazing projects for the Stencil Girl and Imagine Crafts blog hop!

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  1. Cathy Frailey

    Great idea and something kids can do to personalize their room!

  2. Anita

    My daughter would love to do this!

  3. Annie

    Your daughter could be proud! She made a beuatiful pillow!

  4. Carol Baxter

    I need to go make some pillows now! You inspired me!

  5. Carol K

    what a dreamy project …

  6. Linda D.

    What a happy pillow!

  7. Leigh Card

    What a fun and colorful project! I would think this would be fun to do with some grandkids… 🙂

  8. Janet Ingraham

    What a great idea!! Really stands out

  9. Alecia

    Love that you made this with your daughter – keep her creative spirit going!

  10. Mary Holshouser

    Love that it was a project you and your daughter
    worked on together. The colors are bright and
    cheerful. Hope your daughter enjoys her
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Rachel Bell

    Your daughter will be so happy to see this pillow every day! Sweet to include her in the project. It’s bright and beautiful!!

  12. Carol watson

    Like the sea of grapes stencil you used….fun little Project!

  13. Christine Powell

    Really great!

  14. Denise Bryant

    Fun project! Love the Fabrico pens and the color combo on the pillow! I’m sure your daughter loves it!

    • superadmin

      The pens are the best!

  15. Janis graham

    What a great idea for Girl Scouts and projects w/ children! Can use this to make adult decorative pillows, too, but how fun for a child to decorate his/her space w/ pillows he/she created!

    • superadmin

      It is such a versatile project!

  16. Becky Smith

    What a great project! I’m sure your daughter is so proud!

    • superadmin

      Thank you Becky! She loves it!

  17. linda badgley

    ooohhh. I have that stencil
    A new way to use it.

    • superadmin

      It is so easy and the stencil is great!

  18. Mandy Henderson

    I love this idea. Great for teens

    • superadmin

      It would make great wall decor for teens too!

  19. Rae Missigman

    This is adorable! Thank you for sharing. I Love how my Sea of Grapes stencil worked for this project! Just sweet!

    • superadmin

      The sea of grapes stencil is so perfect! I love it!

  20. Marie McKinley

    Cute project. Great idea to send with the kids to summer camp!

    • superadmin

      It’s perfect for that! The best gifts!

  21. Jean Marmo

    Such a pretty project! I need to do more of this!

    • superadmin

      Thanks so much Jean!



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