Stamped Pillow Sham

There is no end to the amount of things you can make and decorate with rubber stamps. In this post I will show you how to make a pretzel pillow sham for a 16" x 16" pillow. You will have a pillow perfect for Oktoberfest, NYC lovers, and those who just appreciate the salty snack (like me).

You'll need:
A half a yard of white cotton fabric (I used Kona cotton in Snow)
Pretzel Stamp
Versa Craft ink pad in Chocolate
Straight pins
Coordinating thread
Tape Measure
Sewing Machine
16" square pillow insert

Cut your fabric into one 17 inch square and two 12 x 17 inch rectangles

Gently and evenly ink the pretzel stamp with your ink pad and start stamping your pattern! Be sure to re-ink the stamp before each impression. 

The pattern I chose for the sham is a half-drop. Using a ruler here as a straight edge will help to make sure your lines are consistent and even. 

Use a pice of paper along the bottom and edges to protect your table and so you can fill out your design. Once you have finished stamping the front you can stamp the two back pieces, leave them white, or even use a different color on the back. Think hot pink or kelly green!

Allow your fabric to dry completely and then heat set the ink to make it washable. Use a hot dry iron for 15-30 seconds on each side.

Pin a 1" hem on both of the back pieces where it will make a pocket insert for a pillow. Pin the bottom of the top piece and the top of the bottom piece.

Sew each of the hems in place.

Lay the front of your pillow sham stamped side up. Next lay the top back piece stamped side down on top of the front and then the bottom piece so that you now have a square.

Pin all the way around your pillow sham.

Sew a 1/2" seam around the sham.

Turn your pillow sham right side out and insert a 16" square pillow!

Happy pretzel pillow, slightly happy cat.

1 comment

Sep 30, 2015

Cute cat… and OH! really nice pillow.

Patti Quinn Hill

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