Graphics Fairy's website and thought it would be perfect since it's in French (it's in French, right?) and she loves sweets. There are tons of great graphics on her site - check it out! Here is a quick tutorial on how to create your own pillow using graphics.
* Fabric (I used a canvas drop cloth I purchased at Home Depot)
* Iron-on transfer paper
* Iron & ironing board
* Sewing machine & thread matching your fabric
* Polyfiber fill
1) First, find an image that you want on your pillow. If the image has words, make sure to print the mirror image (when you iron it on, it will come out the correct way). This is what the mirror image will look like.
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2) Next, print your image on iron-on transfer paper. I bought mine from Walmart in the office supplies section. I wasn't sure if it would work with my printer (I use an HP Photosmart printer), but it ended up working like a charm.
3) I cut two squares out of leftover canvas painter's drop cloth that I had previously purchased at Home Depot.
4) I followed the directions that came with iron-on transfer paper. They suggested to use a pillow case underneath, so that's what I did. I then trimmed the paper around the graphic and placed it where I wanted it to go on the fabric.
5) Then, I used the iron and ironed on top of the paper onto the fabric. I made sure to apply lots of pressure.
6) Once it was time, I slowly pulled up on the paper, making sure that the image stayed on the fabric. They suggested that if it didn't completely transfer, to just iron it again and apply lots of pressure. Mine came out perfectly - I just made sure to slowly pull off the paper, little by little.
7) I turned over the piece of fabric that had the image ironed onto it, placing it on top of the other piece of square fabric (right sides in) and pinned them together. Sew up all the sides leaving a section open so you can stuff it.
8) I turned it out and wa-la! It's ready to be stuffed.
9) I had an old decorative pillow that I haven't been using, so I ripped that seam open and used all of the filling for this new pillow.
10) Once I stuffed it to my liking, I closed up the opening at the bottom by hand-sewing it, to seal it up.
I'm so pleased with how it came out. I already have a couple of graphics that I want to use to make pillows for myself.
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