It is fun and easy to paint throw
pillows. Painting throw pillows is a
fun activity appropriate for almost
all ages with adult supervision.
Painted throw pillows can be
painted with variety of types of
paints using many different
instruments for unique looks.  
1. Decide on a shape and size for your throw pillow. Purchase
or create a pattern for your throw pillow.

FREE templates that can be enlarged:
Throw Pillows with Rounded Corners Template

2. Cut out the pattern or template once enlarged or adjusted to
the perfect size and shape. Remember to leave 1/2 inch to 1
inch for a seam allowance.

3. Pin the template or pattern for the throw pillows to the
material. Cut out two pieces of fabric that are exactly the same
size and shape.

4. Lay one piece of fabric down right side up. Paint this piece of
fabric using fabric paint. If you need to have a design first-then
use some fabric tracing paper with a tracing pen. Trace your
design with the special tracing pen on the special paper. Then
follow the manufacturers directions for ironing the design onto
the fabric. Paint the design. Let dry completely before

5.Pin the right sides of the fabric together - make sure to pin
the tassels in place securely. Plan the 1 or 2 inch long area
that you will leave open for turning and stuffing your throw
pillow. A good choice would be the bottom side of the pillow if it
has one.

5. Sew around the pinned and marked sections to create your
sew pillow. Turn the pillow right side out and stuff with batting,
stuffing, or your desired material. Some people also stuff with
feathers or shredded old t-shirts.

6. Sew up the small opening in your throw pillow used for
turning and stuffing.


*Create all designs, patchwork, bedding, or decorative
stitching before pinning and sewing the right sides together.

***It is also possible to paint a throw pillow after being
constructed-make sure that the paint is not too runny so that it
does not soak in the stuffing making it stiff and bunched up.
4 Cool Dinosaur Templates Created
by Heather Inks for personal use
How to Sew Decorative Throw Pillows with Tassels
How to Make Hand-Painted Throw Pillows    
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