Back when I made the indigo mud cloth pillow, I saw these black and white tribal pillows and also fell in love with them. I have been meaning to make this pillow for awhile now but I got busy doing a few room makeovers for friends and summer break has kind of kicked my trash. It is a super quick project and I am kind of kicking myself for not getting to it sooner.
I used white denim fabric but any thick fabric will do. I made sure to iron it before I started drawing. I figured it would be easier to draw on it if it were completely flat.
I used a special fabric marker (affiliate link) that is suppose to last forever through many, many washings. I am going to hold Sharpie to that since I live with 5 guys and well, the pillow is white.
Here is a video of how I did it. In 30 seconds you get to see the whole process!
Just have fun! Make up your design or look for mud cloth pillows online to get inspiration. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect. Mine it terribly crooked and uneven. I pretend it adds charm :) I am a perfectionist so part of that whole speech was for me. I was actually balancing on top of a stool (so I could photograph it in stop motion style) while I was drawing. Some of it was even done left handed. I was being critical while looking at it up close, but once it was on my couch I didn’t even notice….as much.
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Would you ever draw on a pillow with a fabric marker? I think you should. The doodling is addictive!