Chalkboard Silhouette Pillow

I have fallen in love with silhouettes. You have seen them everywhere…on plates, in frames, on cards, and on pillows.

Speaking of pillows…I added a little spin on them with chalkboard fabric.  I know what you are thinking…chalk on pillows?  Ewwwww gross!  I got you covered.


1.  I used Centsational Girl’s tutorial on how to use the Silhouette machine to cut out a silhouette of my son’s profile.  I recognize that not many of you own a Silhouette.  You can always use a projector, trace a shadow, cut out a picture, etc.  You just need to have some sort of silhouette shape to start with.




2.  Using the cardstock as my template I flipped the chalkboard fabric and my template over and traced it onto the back of the fabric. 

3.  Using sharp scissors I cut out the silhouette.  I placed it on my fabric and said ”Oh it is going to look so cute!”


4.  I didn’t know how to keep the silhouette in place without ruining the fabric by pinning so I just sprayed the back with some spray adhesive and then laid it in place.



5.  With coordinating black thread I sewed the silhouette in place.


6.  Using the last bit of Isaac’s baby bedding (GASP! I did it, I used every square inch!) I made some cording and sewed it around the edge.



7.  I decided against buttons on this one (I was being lazy) and opted for the fold over closure.  So I pinned the back in place and sewed it up.


8.  I trimmed the corners and turned the cover right side out.  Cuuuutie little patootie!


9.  I put my pillow insert inside and got out my Chalk-Ink markers.  Have you heard of these babies?  They are awesome.  No more dusty fingers for me.


I decided to write the meaning of Isaac’s name on the pillow because I adore it.  However, at any moment in time I can use a wet cloth and erase the Chalk-Ink and start all over again.




I absolutely love it.  Isaac calls it his “Bubby head” pillow (since his sister calls him Bubby).  What do you think?

Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here…


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