Potato Stamped Plus Sign Pillow sewing - Sisters, What!

Potato Stamped Plus Sign Pillow sewing

Learn how to make a simple potato stamped pillow that is perfect for the couch and can be customized to match the rest of your home decor and colors. Potato stamping is easier than you think. 
DIY potato stamp on a fabric and sew it in to a pillow

Pinterest Challenge January
One of my new year goals this year was to start tackling the projects from my pinterest boards. To make this goal doable, I decided to complete at least one project a month. To make it even more fun, there are a few other bloggers joining me (see below).

My project for this month was a potato stamped pillow. I saw this plus sign pillow and just had to give the potato stamping a try. I was kind of nervous at first, but it was really fun and easy. Plus (no pun intended ; ). I really liked the imperfect look of the stamp. Captain Awesome wanted to help and we had a little mishap in the corner of the pillow case, but it kind of adds character. I really wanted the piping for the added color, but I was super lazy and didn't want to make a trip to Joanns, so I found this great tutorial about using yarn as piping. It was totally genius and worked!
Potato Stamped Plus Sign Pillow

Potato Stamped Plus Sign Pillow

Potato - cut in half
fabric paint (or acrylic paint mixed with a fabric paint medium)

Step 1: Make design

First you want to figure out what your design will be. I kept mine simple by doing a plus sign. I first 
cut out my desired design on paper (make sure it will fit onto your potato cut in half).

Step 2: Cut design 

 I then cut a potato in half and placed the paper design on on the flatest side of potato. (the inside wet part). Now carefully carve your design out on the potato.

Step 2: Stamp

 Prepare your fabric size and make sure it is ironed. I would suggest testing your stamp on scrap fabric first.  

Step 3: Make your Pillow

For the pillow part, I found a post on creative living about yarn piping and had to give it a try. I was quite pleased with the result. I usually do a simple envelope pillow, but I thought I'd try out Sew, Mama Sew's tutorial on zipper pillows. I really enjoyed the tutorial there and thought it made the pillow look professional and finished. 

I highly recommend the tutorial, it was really easy and the zipper is completely hidden. Such a great way to get a store bought pillow look while diying yourself at home.  
making a stamped modern pillow couch
diy modern couch pillow potato stamped plus sign

Make sure you checkout the other bloggers also doing the Pinterest Challenge this month:


  1. I love how it turned out! I'm still stealing away little moments to work on my pinterest project. The little finds it entirely too fascinating!

  2. Love this Havalah! Great Job! Also, the wool as piping? Amazing! So need to learn that!

  3. I haven't tried potato printing since I was at school, it's looks really fun. I even love the little mishap!
    Have you thought about making just one of the crosses the same colour as your piping? or maybe making the mishaps that colour, then they would look even more "on purpose"! (love the little bit of colour with the piping btw)

  4. This pillow is fabulous! I love having things like this to throw on a chair or the couch. Using a handmade potato stamp is a neat idea because then any design could be made. And I'm totally going to have to check out that tutorial for the yarn piping. I never want to make piping because I'm too cheap to go buy it....but I've got plenty of yarn :) Thanks so much for including me in this!

  5. I love this idea! I've been wanting to make reusable gift wrap for awhile. I think I'll potato stamp it!

  6. This looks great, I love the whole feel of it, with the pop of orange. I have seen a few people make potato stamps with great results, so I think at some point I am going to have to give it a go :)

  7. What a great idea! And I love this look. The pillow turned out darling and I do like that little extra character at the bottom. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesday. I hope you join us again next week.

  8. thanks for linking to Show and Tell at Sugar Bee Crafts - - I featured you today!

  9. What a cute and easy idea!! LOVE this... at first I thought it was black duct tape!

  10. Love the look of the stamps! Thanks for linking up with us at Motivational Monday! Hope you'll join us again this week :) http://makingitinthemitten.blogspot.com/2015/02/motivational-monday-february-8th.html

  11. Oh my gosh, I love this! What a clever idea! Just stopping by to let you know that this project was my Rockstar pick from the Creativity Unleashed link party! Voting is now open to help us choose the MEGA Rockstar of the week, so stop by and cast your vote, and tell your friends and family to help you out with their votes too. I really hope you win! http://www.practicallyfunctional.com/creativity-unleashed-link-party/

  12. This is so cute! I never would have thought to use a potato to do this; SO neat! I love the red piping, too!


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