Mr. and Mrs. Pillow Set

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This picture was sent to me from a casting call I sent out. I wanted viewers to send me some throw pillows they liked but just could not make the splurge.  Wendy Haston sent me this picture. I really liked it and have also seen similar pillows in specialty boutiques. I wanted to see if I could make it myself….inexpensively.


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…and you can!




Mr. and Mrs. Pillow Set


1-2 yards of fabric (for base pillow)

2-1 yard of lightweight fabric (for Mr., Mrs and & design)

3-1/2 yard of fabric for small accent “&” pillow

4-Polyester Fiber Filling

5-scissors, needle, thread

6-acrylic paint and craft sponges

7- Stencils for your “Mr and Mrs” and “&”…or you can cut your own using a Silhouette machine and card stock.  I used the Silhouette to make mine. It is an amazing machine with so many creative options. Here is link to the product.



8- Sewing machine.


1- Cut your base fabric into 4 squares. I made mine approximately 18×24. You can create whatever size you like.

2-Cut 2 squares for your small accent pillow. Mine is approximately 8×8.

3- Cut 3 pieces out for your stencil fabric. I cut my large pieces approximately 16×22 and my small one 6×6.

4- Stencil the design on fabric. Make sure it is centered. I used a damp sponge and BASICS acrylic paint in black. (Make sure your sponge is damp not wet or it will bleed.  My “&” was a little to wet and did bleed a tad. )




5-Let it dry.




6-Now sew your stenciled fabric to the face of  your pillows. I did not hem the edges but instead, used the “zig-zag” setting on my machine. I think it gives a more rustic look. Choose whatever setting you prefer.




7-Assemble your pillows. Pin your pillows “face to face” and sew the edges. Leave an opening for your stuffing.

8-Stuff your pillows and sew the opening close.

Voilà! Your pillows are complete! These make a great bridal shower or wedding gift. Find out their colors and make them to match. They are unique, cool and handmade. Perfect!




Want to see the live description of these pillows? Here is a clip  from today’s show.


Thank you Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for the great supplies!


American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10.


  1. Tania // Run to Radiance

    August 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

    This is so cute!! I totally want to do this!

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