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Photo Throw Pillow


Turn a photo into a throw pillow with ingenious paper-backed linen that feeds into home printers. You can also use this process for smaller pillows, such as sachets.

Jacquard Belgian linen, 6' by 42",
Heat 'n Bond lightweight iron-on fusible interfacing, 20" by 36",
3M Scotchgard fabric protector,


  • Printable linen
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Iron
  • Fabric protector
  • Linen
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Polyester fiberfill


  1. Step 1

    Size photo (if desired, leave a border for a framelike effect). Print on linen; remove backing.

  2. Step 2

    To make fabric sturdier, back linen with a piece of fusible interfacing. Cut it to the same size as the linen, and iron it to the back side of printout. Place scrap fabric between iron and printout.

  3. Step 3

    Cut a piece of linen to the same dimensions as your printout before ironing. With right sides facing, sew around perimeter, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Leave a 3-inch slit at bottom. Turn right side out.

  4. Step 4

    Stuff with fiberfill, and hand-sew the slit closed.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2013