Wild Peace Pillow

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Designed by Allee Marderosian
Go wild over hip home décor! Create this colorfully cool pillow with the Wild Thing Tulip® Tie-Dye Fashion Kit™ and toss in any room for a funky fun accent.

Materials List

  • Tulip® Tie-Dye Fashion Kit™

    Wild Thing
  • Tulip® Surface Cover™

  • Miscellaneous

    •   White fabric – 100% cotton – 2½ yards
    •   Straight pins
    •   Chalk pencil
    •   Plastic wrap
    •   Sewing machine
    •   Paper towels
    •   Pillow insert or Polyfill
    •   Thread – black and white
    •   Scissors 


    1. Prewash fabric to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets.
    2. Cut fabric to create one 2-yard section and one ½-yard section.
    3. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Dampen 2-yard fabric section and lay on prepared surface.
    4. Wearing gloves from kit, add water to dye bottles. Replace caps tightly. Shake until dye is dissolved.
    5. Fan fold fabric section, with each fold about 3” wide. Fasten zip ties about 4” apart along length of folded fabric.
    6. Squeeze Black dye onto fabric in between zip ties.
    7. On clean part of work surface, lay flat the ½-yard section of dry fabric.
    8. Place spray nozzle on Turquoise dye. Lay Zebra stencil on top portion of fabric and spray Turquoise dye into stencil. Continue process along top portion of fabric.
    9. Repeat process with Leopard stencil and Fuchsia dye across entire bottom section of fabric. *Tip: To avoid overspray, lay paper towels around stencils while spraying dye.
    10. Cover fabric with plastic wrap and let set 6 to 8 hours or longer for most intense color. Thoroughly rinse in running water until excess dye is removed, cutting off zip ties, then wash separately in a large load of water using hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of laundry soap. Line dry.
    11. Once dry lay animal print fabric on a clean surface. Use a chalk pencil and lightly draw a large peace sign on fabric to use as a guideline when cutting.
    12. Cut out peace sign.
    13. Lay the black striped fabric flat on work surface and use straight pins to pin peace sign to one side of fabric.
    14. Sew peace sign to fabric with black thread.
    15. Cut fabric evenly in half.
    16. Make sure all four corners are even. Place right sides together and sew three sides together.
    17. Pull pillow cover right side out and stuff using Polyfill or a pillow insert.
    18. Stitch remaining side closed

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