Back of pillow
Front of pillow
Back of pillow
- Drop cloth
- Tea towel (optional)
- Avery T-Shirt transfers ($7 at Walmart)
- Stitch Witchery (hem tape)
- Fabric glue
- Ribbon, buttons, fringe, bling (optional)
- Old pillow or pillow form
Step 1: Iron the material to smooth out any wrinkles in the fabric. Canvas requires a lot of steam, so steam away and get a facial while you’re at it.
Step 2: Measure the pillow that you want to cover and add about 2 inches in all directions. For example, if your pillow is 15×15 you will measure out an 19×19 inch square.
Step 3: Once you have cut your two squares, place hem tape between the seams and iron away. Experience the facial once again!
Step 4: While ironing on top of your counter, have your 2 yr old abscond your camera and take pictures of you.
Step 5: Seal up three sides of your pillow with hem tape and turn it right side out. You are now ready to put on some bling! You can print out any image of your choice onto your transfer paper and iron it directly to your pillow. I like to use tea towels instead to add a little extra somethin’-somethin’.
Step 6: Use fabric glue to glue on your iron-on, ribbon, and buttons. Of course you can sew this part by hand, but if you’re
lazy short on time fabric glue works too! You’re almost done, so be sure to admire you’re work at this point…and your toes.
Step 7: Tuck and fold the bottom edge of your pillow like a present and use fabric glue to secure. Look at how cute it is!
Step 8: Worship the beauty of your handiwork with lots of praise, admiration, and paparazzi . This pillow is for my friend’s bedroom, but seeing how cute it looks on my own bed I’m now wishing that my last name began with W. Michaela requested that I leave the top open as a little pocket. Perhaps she and her husband can use it to exchange love notes.