Anthro Inspired Painted Pillow Case

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I love the look of Anthropologie textiles but unless they are giving them away, they’re not in my budget. So as usual I created my own dupe!!

Now before everyone starts commenting that I should use fabric paint or add something to my acrylic paint to make it a “fabric paint” I like using regular paint because of the fading effect after it’s washed. It doesn’t wash away it only fades and looks more authentic to me.

I started by making a pillow cover from drop cloth.

This is a super easy way to make a pillow cover. Simply place your pillow on your fabric, leave two inches of fabric across the top and bottom. And make sure your width is long enough so that you can fold the fabric over and make an envelope like opening.

Pine along the top and bottom, then sew. Turn inside out and your pillow should pop in that folded opening easily. This is how I make most of my pillow covers. No zippers, buttons or snaps.

I then drew my design on paper.

I cut my design out placed it on my fabric and traced it on with a washable marker.

I continued this all over my pillow case until my pattern was complete.

I painted the design.

Load your brush because the fabric soaks the paint in.

Now it’s time to paint the background. This took a little time but I didn’t mind.

Once the whole pillow case was painted and dried well. I tossed it in the washing machine and used plenty of fabric softener.

The end result is a muted and faded pillow cover that looks vintage to me😊

PS. I have washed it a couple more times since and it hasn’t faded any more.

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  • Betty Betty on Jun 01, 2021

    I love this, but what kind of pain did you use? Craft acrylic, wall paint, chalk paint, anything other than those?

  • Ruthann Nissly Martinez Ruthann Nissly Martinez on Jun 01, 2021

    Why not use the piece of paper that you cut the pedals from like a stencil to trace your pattern. That way you aren’t tracing around little pieces.

  • Brisa Burgher Brisa Burgher on Jun 01, 2021

    It is pretty!!! but can you tell which paint did you use?

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