Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beaded Pillows (without beading) DIY

I love the look of beaded pillows but let's face it, even with my obsessive compulsive tendencies I'm not going to spend 40+ hours beading a pillow!  Enter E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and an awesome stencil!  Beaded pillows can now be made in the time it takes for the glue to dry.  Here's how!

I love this flower pillow!  
My fancy beaded denim pillows!
Watch the video tutorial
1 yard heavy cotton
1 yard heavy denim
1/3 cup seed beads per pillow
Spray adhesive
Sewing machine
Straight pins
Pillow stuffing
Cut two pieces of fabric 19" x 19" 
Pin and stitch together using 1/2" seam allowance and leaving a 5" long hole
Clip the corners at an angle
Turn right side out and press flat 
 Spray the stencil with a light coating of spray adhesive
Center it on the pillow
Fill the stencil with a generous amount of E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
 Remove the stencil and sprinkle the beads on the Fabri-Fuse
*gently press down the beads if you need to
Repeat with the other areas of the stencil
Add a coating of clear acrylic IF you feel you didn't use enough glue
*This will insure that you don't lose any beads
For larger, more intricate stencils stick your stencil to the fabric
Squirt a generous amount of glue along the side of the stencil
Spread the glue with a piece of cardboard like a squeegee
Remove the stencil 
Sprinkle the beads and let dry overnight


  1. This technique looks great on the pillows. I can't wait to try it Thank you!