Stephanie Buckner Pillow November 24th, 2018 - 06:46:00
Throw pillows. Today's tutorial is all about African mud clock. I have a secretly obsessed with African mud cloth for about a year already, and I can't seem to find any African mud cloth that is cheap enough to fit my budget. It'S all pretty expensive um, so today's DIY I'll be showing you how to make beep two pillows for about ten dollars. I hope you find this DIY humble and I hope you enjoy it. Okay, let's jump right in okay to make your own mud cloth. You'll need some scissors a ruler, a pencil except with markers some fabric, a piece of paper and a sewing machine. I purchased my fabric in Joanne's in their denim section, so I'm assuming this is white them. Okay, so you can do this with a solid piece of fabric, in which case you wouldn't need a sewing machine or you can do it the way I'll be doing it. Since I wanted my mud cloth to look as close to the real stuff as possible, I ended up cutting my fabric into about four-inch strips and Sonia back together.
This helped give my fabric that rustic look and lay one layer slightly on top of the other and stitched it up, leaving the edges raw following that make sure your fabric is the right size for your pillow. For my big pillow, I used an old pillow. I had that was in my recycle bin, okay. So originally I was thinking to do this with tape by masking off areas and using the marker to outline shapes. You can totally go the taper out, but I feel like this was way too much work so to quicken the process, I decided to cut out a stencil using plain paper and use that to drop my pattern onto the pillow. For my first pillow, I did simple triangles. I simply traced each triangle with a pencil lightly then went over it with my ruler and fabric marker.
This marker is amazing. I was so surprised. It was so clean on fabric. It didn't bleed at all and had such a consistent color. It also says it's permanent, no need to heat set so we'll see how it holds up for my second pillow I alternated between using my ruler and just drawing freehand shapes. It really helps if you have examples or inspiration to go off of. I got my inspiration from Pinterest. I also noticed that the ruler leaves a little bit of. I guess you can say the marker transfers on to the ruler, so I had to use a towel to wipe the ruler off each time. So keep that in mind following that to complete my pillow, I cut the same size, piece of fabric and sewed it up. Leaving about a 4-inch gap to stuff it, I use stuff from my smaller pillow and used an old pillow. I had to stuff the bigger one, then, to finish off my pillow, I simply hand-stitched the gap once I was done stuffing it and that's it. I hope this inspired you to create your own African mud cloth. You know I was actually thinking to make a poo originally, but since I needed pillows more Emmys Hilo's, but there's plenty of options out there.