Almost all of my pillows are feather pillows. I love how soft and squishy they are. Lest you think I have lots of money, I get them at IKEA for about $8 each. Sometimes I design the cover myself and sometimes I copy what’s out there. Most of my images come from Karen at The Graphics Fairy.
This one is a copy of several I’ve seen out on the web.
This one is my own design, using a monogram font.
Both of these are made with the simple iron-on transfer paper for fabric. I make them in a graphics program – Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw – print them and iron them on. I always iron them on before I sew them. That way if there is some mistake I haven’t wasted all that time sewing. The stripes are painted on with regular craft paint that I added fabric medium to. The fabric is simply drop cloths from Lowe’s that I’ve washed several times with a little bit of bleach.