After many pleasant minutes ogling fabric online for Zeke’s VW bus pillow, I ended up with a print I grabbed at whim at Gather Here (370 Broadway, Cambridge). The print is geometric & groovy, flower-like without actually being flowery. But I only found a wee scrap–a fat quarter! I don’t care. I’m forging on.
I considered using linen for the VW bus print, but fabric paint is tricky stuff, and I wasn’t sure how it would sit on linen’s bumpy texture. Instead, I went for Kona natural cotton and neon orange fabric paint.
Is it boastful to say that I found my VW bus stencil from a couple of years ago helpful? I printed it out and cut the freezer paper stencil following my own instructions (you are being kind and optimistic if you think I could have retained this information unaided). I will post the complete pattern for the pillow when I’m done (for future me!).
2 thoughts on “DIY: VW Bus Pillow, Part 1”
It’s looking awesome so far! I love the pompom trim. Do you find that the sponge brush works well for stencils? I’ve never tried but but it looks like a great technique.
Thanks! The sponge is good for evenly distributing the paint, without laying it on too thick. But it leaves a bit of a bumpy texture so I ended up lightly brushing the paint smooth afterward.