Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sewing DIY: Geometrical Black and White Pillows

[Werbung:] Hello hello! I recently published a DIY tutorial for a botanical watercolor illustration which I created in cooperation with OTTO. We are still working together and this time, I prepared a sewing project for geometrical black and white pillows for you.

Hooray, let's make our homes extra pretty! For OTTO's current living campaign, we are pinning and collecting ideas and inspiration on Pinterest on a group board for a home in black and white. Fitting to this topic, I decided so sew pillows for my home.
Before starting the project, I chose this wonderful set of yellow chairs on OTTO's website. I wanted to include them into my home and then add some black and white.
So here we go, print and sew those pillows yourself!

Print Your Own Black and White Fabric:

What you need:
- White fabric
- A hot iron and an ironing board
- Black textile color
- Paint brushes
- Paper or old newspapers to protect your table
- A sketch with patterns you like
Use the textile color to paint your fabric.

Hang the fabric on a clothes horse and let it dry.
In case you don't want to wait, use a hairdryer to fasten the process.
Afterwards, take your hot iron and ironing board, an extra sheet of fabric to protect your paint and then iron it to prevent the color from being washed out later.

Sew Your Own Geometrical Black and White Pillow with Handprinted Fabric

What you need:
- A sewing machine
- Sewing supplies like needle, thread, pins, scissors, etc.
- Soft flocks to fill the pillows
- Fabric
Cut two pieces of fabric in any shape and size you like. I chose a triangle. Put the right sides onto each other and pin both layers together.
Sew both layers onto each other, leaving a seam allowance of about 1cm. Leave an opening at one side.
Between those two pins, you can see where the opening is which I left.
Carefully cut off the seam allowances at the edges to later make it easier to turn the pillow case inside out.

This is the opening which has been left at one side, this is how it should look like.
Next, choose a zig zag stitch.
Use this stitch to neaten the seam allowance (only leave out the opening).
Then turn your fabric inside out through the opening.

Fill the pillow with the soft flocks or any other batting. As a next step, use your pins and sewing machine to close the opening. Sew as close to the edge as possible.

Tadaaa! If you want to, also make other pillows in different shapes.
Hooray, we are done! Such pretty pillows. I love how they match my new chairs.
The chair's surface is soft and they are super comfortable and sturdy. I substituted my two working chairs with them and I am super happy about it. Such lovely pops of color!
Partner chairs for both desks, yay! :)

Those chairs and the geometrical pillows perfectly fit my home and overall style. Such a fun project!

Home in Black and White:

To get inspired by all the interior inspiration in black and white, have a look at the Home in Black and White group board on Pinterest that OTTO, 23qm² Stil, Tastesheriff and I are curating. So much fun!
Thank you for reading and thank you for this cooperation, dear OTTO-team! :)


P.S.: As you can see, this blogpost was written in cooperation with and is a sponsored post. Of course, my opinion is my own and all contents are created myself.


  1. Oh, die sind ja wirklich sehr schön!
    Ich mag vor allem das Dreiecks-Kissen..
    ich muss auch mal welche in so außergewöhnlichen Formen nähen :)
    danke für die Inspiration!

    Viele liebe Grüße


    1. Liebe Franzy,

      danke für die lieben Worte und viel Spaß beim Nachnähen! :)

      Liebe Grüße


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