DIY Ampersand & Interrobang Pillows

My new video today is a craft tutorial on how to make ampersand and interrobang pillows! I had been sleeping on a typography pillow that I got at Urban Outfitters years ago, and I didn’t think it would be too hard to make my own. I did end up being a rather tedious process sewing everything together, but I think it came out really well and I can’t wait to use them. Keep reading for more photos and the links to the patterns if you want to make them yourself!

You can download the PDF patterns for the ampersand and the interrobang right here:
They are sized to print on 8.5 x 11 paper, though the ampersand will need multiple pages. Just print them out, tape the pieces together, and use it as a pattern to cut the same shape out of fabric.

The possibilities for this craft are endless. You could sew the shapes onto a jacket or a tote bag, you could print out your own patterns in different sizes or shapes, or you could even paint the shape onto the fabric using the pattern as a stencil for fabric paint or bleach.

Sewing the entire outline by hand is quite tedious, but if you put on a movie, it’s actually kind of relaxing. It would probably go way faster if you have a sewing machine, but I don’t, so I sat there diligently doing the whole thing by hand. If you decide to make one, I’d love to see photos!

Also, as I mentioned at the end of the video, I just put up two new lists on Subblime! You can check out a list of the stuff I have in the background of my videos as well as my home decor wish list. We’re also doing a giveaway of my favorite poster ever, the Alphabet of Typography poster from PopChartLab!

And if you’re in the Bay Area, make sure you RSVP to the Wonderly gathering that Emily and I are putting on this Saturday, May 18! Check out this video for all the details. Thanks so much for watching!