DIY Super Hero Father’s Day Pillow Case

28 May 2014

Calling all super kids: Let’s unite to make Dad a DIY Super Hero Father’s Day Pillow Case!

WHAT:  Super Hero Father’s Day Pillow Case
MISSION: Super Hero Father’s Day Pillow Cases for Superdads, everywhere in the world!
These personalised Super Hero Father’s Day Pillow Case are not only very easy to make but, are made with mere everyday supplies.  Kids have the power to transform the ordinary with me.


Aren’t Dads often our children’s first Super Heros? I know that mine was and I see it in our kids.  Bring your own, personality and creativity to this project make give your Super Dad a perfect place to rest his head this Father’s Day.

 (*The thicker the paper the better but, ordinary letterhead paper will work. If you have access to Freezer paper this works great, as well.)
Let’s Make:
  • – Before getting started, it is important to begin with a pillowcase that has been pre-laundered and ironed.  If it is not laundered this could impair how the paint adheres to the pillowcase and ironed so that the fabric will be crease-free and flat.
  • Using the size of your pillowcase as a guide, draw pattern on your paper.  If you would like to use our template, continue to the bottom of this post to find the stencil templates.
  • Now, cut away all areas that will be painted. Pay attention to keeping the paper in one piece.
  • Once the template has been cut, place double sided glue onto the pattern along the cut edges. It is very important to have a smooth, tight fit along all edges or there is a risk that the paint could run. This is very important. Take your time to cut this and place the tape very carefully.
  • When the template has the double-sided tape, lay this directly on to the pillowcase in the exact final locations you would like to have the pattern printed. Carefully press along the edges of the pattern to seal the edges well.
  • With the template in place, begin painting very slowly and deliberately. Paint along the edges in the direction of the lines, not into the lines which might cause the edge to move. If there is an edge that you are concerned about, you can hold the paint brush straight up and down and dab the paint on.
  • When the area to be painted has been filled, let this paint dry.
  • When the paint is dry enough to handle (in about 30 minutes), carefully, carefully, peel away the paper to reveal the pattern.
  • If there are any edges that are uneven, you can very carefully paint along the edge, freehand, to even this up but, if you have taped the edges well, the edges will be crisp.
  • Let dry recommended time on the fabric paint directions.
Top Left: This is an example of a freehand pattern. You may print out a template here, if you prefer.  Top Right: Cut out the area that will be painted. Bottom Left: Carefully, carefully tape along all edges with double-sided tape. You can see this process half-way through, above. Bottom Right: Press the pattern directly in place on the pillowcase. 
Above: Paint the open area with fabric paint.
Fathers Day Pillow Case Template as PDF: (Click on links below for PDF Stencils)
For correct sizing, these are two pieces which you may tape together to create one pillow sized stencil: