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DIY Mr. & Mrs. Pillows

August 31, 2015
DIY Mr. and Mrs. Pillows. Perfect Decor for a Wedding Reception! Via View From The Fridge

Have I mentioned that my little brother is getting married in 40 days?  And to this lovely lady, Jess …


{side note:  I linked up a You Tube video last year of her singing the National Anthem at the MN Twins Game … and she has an absolutely fantastic voice!!  See it in THIS POST.}

She is a very glamorous bride, and I know their wedding is going to be beautiful and stunning.  We spent the day yesterday making Scrap Wood Block Picture Frames and a tutu for her bikini (yep … I’m serious, and it turned out fabulous).

Jess mentioned something way-back-when that she’d love some ‘Mr. & Mrs.’ Pillows for a couch at the wedding reception, and I took note!  While it took be 6 months, I finally completed these and was able to give them to her at one of her bridal showers this weekend.

Here’s how they turned out:

DIY Mr. and Mrs. Pillows.  Perfect Decor for a Wedding Reception!  Via View From The Fridge

Pretty cute, huh?!?  And perfect colors for their navy, gold, and ivory wedding this fall!

And these were fairly simple to make, too, with no fancy cutting tools required!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/3 yards Navy Home Decor Fabric
  • 1 yard of the accent fabric (for the words and the small pillow)
  • 3 sheets of Double Sided Fusible Web:DIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-web
  • Two 18″ pillow forms
  • One 12″ pillow form


  1. To construct the pillow covers, I used the envelope method that you can see in full detail HERE.
  2. For the ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ and ‘&’ I first printed off these three templates (which are actually 4 files):mr-pillow-725Ampersand-725mrs-pillow-725Download and print here:  {MR template}  /  {MRS part 1 and part 2}  /  {Ampersand template}
  3. I then simply traced the words right onto the right side of the fabric.  DIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-STEP2For the ‘Mrs’ I had to tape two sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper two together.DIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-STEP`
  4. Next, I peeled one side off the fusible web and adhered the paper to the wrong side of the fabric:
    Peel off ONE side of paper

    Peel off ONE side of paper

    Adhere fusible web to wrong side of  the fabric

    Adhere fusible web to wrong side of the fabric

    Again ... for the Mrs. I had to use two sheets of fusible web placed right next to each other

    Again … for the Mrs. I had to use two sheets of fusible web placed right next to each other

  5. Next, with the backing still on the second side of the fusible web, cut out the word that you traced on the front.DIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-STEP8
  6. Repeat this process for the Mr., Mrs., and &DIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-STEP9
  7. Peel off the backing of the fusible web, and stick words onto front fabric pieceDIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-STEP10
  8. Iron words to fuse them to the navy fabric.
  9. Then sew pillow together as described in the Envelope Pillow Cover Method HERE.DIY-Mr-And-Mrs-Pillows-Wedding-Decor-STEP11

That’s it!  And … if you happen to find plain pillow covers in the right colors at a store, this project would be even easier … and wouldn’t require one bit of sewing!  Just simply cut out the words with the fusible web and iron in place on front of pillow cover!

DIY Mr. and Mrs. Pillows.  Perfect Decor for a Wedding Reception!  Via View From The Fridge

DIY Mr. and Mrs. Pillows.  Perfect Decor for a Wedding Reception!  Via View From The Fridge

Thanks for stopping by!  And … if you happen to be on Periscope, stop over and follow me (@viewfromfridge).  I created my first broadcast yesterday … and it was so embarrassing (and also hilarious!!).  I’m on a mission to be able to do 50 pushups (in a row) by the end of the year, and I’ll be documenting my progress on Periscope each day (#pushup Challenge)!


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  • Reply Rachel September 1, 2015 at 7:51 am

    So cute! I bet she will love them for the reception and after. Congratulations to them both!

  • Reply Glenda Cates September 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    These are cute and I like the color of them. Thank you for sharing how to make them. As for your Brother congrats and your Bride is beautiful. A Bikini with a Tutt would be cute. Show us pictures.
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    • Reply Katie September 3, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Thanks so much, Glenda!! Yes, the bikini tutu is adorable (especially on her), so if she let’s me … I’ll share!! Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you’re having a good week!

  • Reply Alayna @AlaynasCreations September 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Those are pretty – so simple and classy. Fusible fabric is great isn’t it? Too bad I didn’t see this a couple of months ago when I was trying to figure out a wedding gift for my SIL.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open through Monday night.

    • Reply Katie September 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks, Alayna!! I’ll be over!

  • Reply Akaleistar September 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Those pillows are so sweet!
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    • Reply Katie September 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks!! And so fun to make!

  • Reply Marie September 5, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    These are fantastic! I have never tried double sided fusible webbing before (I usually print my design on Iron-on sheets) but I definitely will now. Love the look of these!
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    • Reply Katie September 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks, Marie!! Yes … I LOVE double sided webbing … so many possibilities!!

  • Reply Sylvia @Professional Girl on the Go September 6, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I love these! I purchased a long throw pillow in April that says “Mr. & Mrs.”, however I might just sell that and do my own in a color scheme I like.
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    • Reply Katie September 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks, Sylvia!! These were easy, and if you already had a plain pillow case … you wouldn’t even need a sewing machine!

  • Reply Alison September 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    How cute are these!! I had no idea making them would be so simple. I’m definitely pinning and making soon! :)

    • Reply Katie September 8, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      They ARE so easy!! I was actually amazed, too! I love, love, love how they turned out and I hope my future sister-in-law does, too!

  • Reply Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog December 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Just a friendly note that this fun project was featured today on my post “10 DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts”. Hope you’ll swing by and check it out. Merry Christmas!
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