This is what I started out with:
These pillows I got from Ikea
Then I also found some fabric from there, and it was the perfect kind, and what do you know... it was on sale 1.99 a meter! So I bought 2 and a half meters.
I found on this other website that you can use Freezer Paper for this kind of project! I didn't even know what freezer paper was or looked like, but sure enough it was down my grocery store aisle!
Now when I was finding a font I liked I had a choice between 20 fonts and can you believe I could only make it as large as it shows on my printer paper below! So, I had to draw it by hand with a ruler onto the dull side of the freezer paper.
Then I used an exacto knife to cut out my letters. I did this on top of a cereal box so I wouldn't cut my table (not that it would matter, my table is in pretty rough shape! Didn't you see the photo with the pillows on my table!).
Then I put the shiny side of the freezer paper down on the fabric and ironed it on to the center of my pillow. The iron makes the paper stick so that all edges of my stencil were flat for when I started to paint.
I bought this fabric spray at Walmart (I didn't see any other choices then the spray, but it worked great!)
I sprayed my letterings and let dry for FOUR hours. I kept peeking I was so excited to just work on it. After four hours I peeled it off, and was very pleased at the minimal out of line splotches.
3 hours of sewing (I am sure that is not a normal amount of time for anyone else for sewing a pillow, but ... I wanted it perfect), and I had fabric flying in all directions!
But here is the happy little pillows that my sister in law to be will be getting for her gift:
I left the edges raw for a casual look.
Pillows: $5.99 each
Fabric: $4.50 (for 2 1/2 meters)
Fabric Spray: $4.97
Freezer Paper: $5.00
And I am happy to say that this was so fun and now I have enough fabric spray and freezer paper left over to do some more projects with them!! Why didn't I get more fabric that was so FUN!