This simple Mother’s Day pillow slip cover is the perfect homemade gift that kids can make for Mom this year. Have the kids make this homemade mother’s day gift to fit existing pillows you already have. You can bring these fun Mother’s Day pillow slip covers out year after year to remind Mom how much you love her!
These Mother’s Day pillow covers can be made to size to cover your existing couch or bed pillows. Simply insert your pillow. I love these because once Mother’s Day is over I can take them off, fold them up, and not look at them until next year!
To make this easy Mother’s Day pillow cover fabric craft project you will need:
Felt (in any colors Mom loves)
Fabric puff paint
To start your Mother’s Day pillow slipcovers you will need to decide which pillows you are going to use. I used my couch pillows.
In my case I made white pillows with colorful Mother’s Day designs, specifically, “Happy Mother’s Day.”
Lay your white felt fabric on a flat large surface; a dining room table or kitchen counter works well. Trace out your pillow shape on the fabric. Leave at least 2 inches around the shape of your Mother’s Day pillow. You will need two-piece of this.
Leave one piece of fabric whole. Cut the other in half exactly. If your pillow is square this will be simple. If your pillow is rectangle, cut your 2nd piece of fabric in half horizontally equidistant from top to bottom.
Now, I like to decorate the front of my Mother’s Day pillow cover before I assemble it, but you can assemble it first and then decorate if you would like.
Use you more colorful felt to cut out your words. Try writing out “Happy Mother’s Day” in plain writing. Now, take your pencil and start adding curly cues and flourishes to the ends of each letter. You can add spirals and more! Get creative.
You can also use all capitols, or even turn some letters backwards.
Use a pencil or piece of stalk to outline the words in varying sizes on different colors. Cut them out with scissors.
Next, use fabric glue to attach your Mother’s Day word cut outs to the pillow cover. If you have chosen to assemble your pillow before decorating make sure your fabric glue doesn’t leak through and glue your pillow cover together or you won’t be able to insert the pillow.
Once you have attached your felt you can use puff paint to add small details. Make sure all of this dries before you assemble the slipcover.
To assemble the Mother’s Day pillow cover lay your front decorated panel face up. Outline the edge with no sew or fabric glue. Lay you back panels on top of the front panel. If you are using fabric glue, press the panels together and let this dry. If you are using No Sew then you are ready to iron the pillow together.
Turn your Mother’s Day pillow slipcover inside out once it has dried or your No Sew has cooled off. You can easily insert you pillow through the center opening in the back. Enjoy your pillowslip cover for years to come.
Here are some tips you can use while making this Mother’s Day craft project:
Always wash your fabric before making anything out of it. This will allow your fabric to go ahead and shrink before your cut it out. While all fabric won’t shrink. Some will, so don’t risk it.
You can make this Mother’s Day pillow slip cover out of any fabric you would like. If you use a fabric besides felt you will need to No Sew or fabric glue down the edges of the two back panels where the pillow slips in. Do this while your panels are unassembled. Fold them over with the rough edges towards what will the inside of the panes. Assemble as described before after this point.
Try cutting our your words with some inking sheers. It will create some beautify edges and really make your deigns pop.