How To Bring Out Your Inner Hero With Wonder Woman Pillows

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Hi everyone!   You are probably wondering why Wonder Woman is making an appearance in my post today?  This is my second Movie Monday Challenge.  You may remember my Star Wars Printables from the Star Wars Challenge last month.  This month the chosen movie theme is Wonder Woman.

We are challenged to create a recipe craft, home decor item or something along those lines that goes with the theme of the movie.  It has been fun so far.

I want to thank Megan at C’mon Get Crafty for hosting this challenge.

 

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Supplies Needed:

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Drop Cloth Fabric

Yellow/gold Fabric for Wonder Woman’s symbol

Black acrylic paint

Textile medium to add to the paint

Stencil Brush

Silhouette Cameo Machine

Vinyl for the Silhouette

Scissors

Sewing Machine

Pillow Forms – 16 x 16 and 12 x 16

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Getting Started With Your Wonder Woman Pillows

I had to really think about this challenge.  I have seen the previews to Wonder Woman and I am not sure if I am fan yet.  Wonder Woman has been such an iconic figure but I really feel we all have hero qualities.  (some of us just use them better than others)  I do remember watching the tv show and I always looked forward to it.  I loved that a woman could be a super hero too.

When you search on Google or Pinterest for Wonder Woman you get a lot of costumes.  I was wanting something a little more practical or maybe a little more useful.

Throw pillows aren’t really what comes to mind when I say practical but I love them and want many, many more.

I purchased this Wonder Woman symbol from the Silhouette website for .99 and saw the saying associated with many Wonder Woman photos on Pinterest so I created two pillows that work together.

Using The Silhouette To Create Your Wonder Woman Symbol

The Silhouette is definitely my friend when it comes to these kinds of projects.  I make so many stencils with it and this time I was able to download and cut out the Wonder Woman symbol and it was easy peasy.

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

When I got the symbol into the program enlarged it quite a bit and deleted two parts of the original so only these areas were left.

I wanted to use the Silhouette to cut out my fabric but I needed the design to measure 1`7 inches wide and the mat is only 12 inches.  I know there is a way but I did not have the time to sit and figure it out.  So I cut this design from paper and traced it onto my fabric extending the ends of the design til it measured the 17 inches across I needed.

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I used the pinking shears to cut out the design.  I did not want to fold under all of the raw edges to stitch it onto the pillow front.  (lazy sewer)  and pinned it onto the front of the pillow.

The pillows are made from the drop cloth.  My pillow form is 16 x 16 so I cut the pieces adding an inch for my seam allowances.

 

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Then I stitched with the sewing machine all around the edges.

Creating The Stencil

The second pillow involved designing and creating a stencil.  I loved this saying and it was perfect for a pillow.  This time my pillow form was 12 x 16 so I made sure it all fit on the mat and would fit on the front of the pillow as well.

Bernard MT Condensed was the font I used for the printed words and Quigley Wiggly was used for the word “hero”.  Here is a screen shot of my Silhouette screen before I cut.

The vinyl is perfect for stencils so that is what I used.

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Once it was cut I used scissors to cut around the word so I could place them where I wanted on the pillow front.

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Black acrylic paint with some textile medium mixed in makes the perfect fabric paint.  Using a stencil brush I painted the words onto the drop cloth fabric.  It turned out really nice.

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Now I had my two pillow fronts done.  I like to create an “envelope” pillow where the backs overlap to create an opening.  This way I can wash them when ever I want.  (we have cats so sometimes this is way more often than I want).

This is the front and the backs pinned with right sides together.   The back is what you see and there are two pieces that overlap in the center.

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I stitched all the way around the edge.

The Final Result

Now I have two Wonder Woman throw pillows that are a little more my style.  The gold fabric was not glittery or glitzy like the real Wonder Woman’s but that would not go with my decor so I toned it down to reflect and blend into my decor.  It is Wonder Woman meets farmhouse!

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

What do you think?

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I love them!  If you like them don’t forget to pin it for later!

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Also, don’t forget to visit all of the other bloggers who have worked hard for this Wonder Woman Monday Movie Challenge!

 

I love the Monday Movie Challenge. This month our Wonder Woman had me very challenged. I created Wonder Woman throw pillows with a bit of farmhouse charm. - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

You can click on the photos below to be taken to their posts.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle


 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Peggy Stolley

    Yaaaaaay! Way to represent some Girl Power! Love these, and love that you did something so usable!

    22 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Peggy. That is nice of you. I love the saying by itself but it is fun with the WW symbol!

      22 . 05 . 2017
  2. Carolann

    These pillows are too cute for words! I love the quote on the little one. It’s so true and directly related to the flick. What a great job you did Michelle. They would sell for a lot in the store!

    22 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann. I am glad you like them.

      22 . 05 . 2017
  3. Michelle James

    These are so beautiful!! Great job!!

    23 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Michelle! I think they turned out pretty cute.

      23 . 05 . 2017
  4. Christy Strickler

    I love the way the pillows came out. Such a good idea to change the logo color to match your home decor.

    30 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Christy! I like gold but not for my home decor so yellow, to me, was the perfect solution.

      30 . 05 . 2017
  5. Sue

    Hi MIchelle. I really like what you did with the pillows. They blend beautifully with your home. The saying is something all us women need to hear and the gold pillow looks like a nice cuddle.

    30 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sue! I think they turned out pretty nice and they do match my house!

      30 . 05 . 2017
  6. Heather Northington

    Love the pillows!! What a fun idea for any room. You did a great job on these. Love the quote 🙂

    07 . 06 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks. Now they can live in my house and fit it!

      07 . 06 . 2017

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