Home Sweet Home Pillow

Posted on October 24, 2012
Hi, Everyone! Today I want to show you my new “Home Sweet Home” pillow that I made this week! We’ve been in Maryland for a little over a month now and are settling in well and starting to get to know the area a little and are learning our way around! I finally unpacked my sewing machine and set up my craft room, and so it was time to make something for our new Home Sweet Home! I’ll admit, I didn’t realize how much craft stuff I had until I started unpacking. Every box I opened was a surprise and it gave me so many options to create this pillow. Originally, I was going to use machine embroidery designs to create the lettering but then I found this darker material and just knew I had to use it. I’m so pleased with how it turned out!

Since both my husband and I have moved around a lot in our lives, having a house that really feels like home is really important to me because it’s what makes me feel happy, safe, and comfortable in a new place. We’ve had lots of homes in our lives and each has been special in its own ways and given us lots of memories to look back on. As long as we are together, no matter where life takes us, it feels like home, and for that I am a very lucky girl! The new home is lovely. We’ve even been using an online remortgage calculator to help us pay for an extension on the back of our house. Although the house is big, I’d love to have another room attached to the back of the kitchen…it’s only an idea at the minute though. Here are some pictures of my new “Home Sweet Home” pillow and instructions for how to make your own…

Home is the nicest word there is.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

To make my “Home Sweet Home” pillow, I made a simple 14×14 inch envelope pillow case. I ironed it so that it would make it easier to paint the letters on it. Print out the phrase that you want on your pillow in whatever font and size you want. Cut out the letters, position them where you want them on the pillow case, and trace around them. Then, paint the letters using some fabric paint (make sure that you put something underneath the layer of fabric you are painting because the paint will bleed through!) Let the paint dry completely, then iron the painted surface placing a layer of fabric (like a kitchen towel or a place mat) between the pillow case and the iron, this will help the paint set in. Place your pillow stuffing inside the pillow case case and you’re done!

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort!” ~Jane Austen
Happy Crafting, Everyone!

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  • Meeha Meeha October 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

    What beautiful simplicity, Maria, I love your pillow and the way you talk about feeling at home with your hubby!

    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Sanjushka October 25, 2012 at 1:12 am

    home should be happy, safe and comfortable place. Pillow looks great.

    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Thank you!

  • Dear Emmeline October 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

    very cute Maria! what part of MD do you live in. I’ve lived in MD my entire life. πŸ™‚

    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Thank you so much! How cool that you live in MD too, we moved to the Annapolis area and are really enjoying it! Lots of fun things to do around here! Hope you have a great week!

  • Brandi October 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Love your pillow, Maria!

    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Brandi!

  • Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti October 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This is a beautiful pillow, Maria and your lettering is perfect! MD is a wnderful state to live in and I’m glad you are settling in.

    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Ohhh thank you, Pat! :o)

  • Kylie Helm October 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    You go girl! I love all of your pillows, so darn cute! It takes a lot of patience to cut out all those letters, i’m impressed! New follower over here! πŸ™‚


    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks, Kylie!

  • Manuela@A Cultivated Nest October 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    That is really cute and seems simple to make!

    • Maria October 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks, Manuela!

  • Jen October 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Very pretty!
    I’ve always wanted to make my own pillows!
    Maybe one day!

    • Maria October 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Jen!

  • Pam Fields October 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love your pillow and the instructions are great. πŸ™‚ I saw your link on The Shabby Nest party.

    • Maria October 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you, Pam!

  • Art and Sand October 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Love your pillow and the simplicity of it.

    • Maria October 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Jeannie-JB October 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Very cute pillow – thanks for sharing your very ‘do-able’ method!

    • Maria October 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

  • Polkadot-pretties October 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party


    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties

    • Maria October 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for the invite!

  • Barb October 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Your painting is perfection!

    • Maria October 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Barb!

  • Bridging Finance 4U August 23, 2021 at 6:36 am

    β€œHome Sweet Home” , very cute pillow.

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