I’ve been seeing a lot of tutorials lately about different methods for printing on fabric using your home printer. I thought I’d give it a try, but couldn’t think of anything I could do with photograph printed on fabric.

Day 17 Pillow

I decided to start with words.  This is the first verse of a hymn I grew up singing.  Even now, when I’m going through an anxious time, I find myself humming it. There is something very soothing about the phrase “It is well with my soul”.

Printing was successful, and I first thought I’d try doing some simple embroidery over the letters. The look was not turning out how I was picturing it, so after a line or two, I printed up a second copy and decided to make it into a small pillow. A few straight seams and a little wrestling with a pillow form later and it was finished.

I used some spray mount to attach the fabric to a piece of card stock, trimmed it to size and ran it through the rear, pop-up feed tray in the printer. It peeled off easily and because I sprayed the card stock and not the fabric, there was no sticky residue on it.