Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Princess Sleeps Here

It is the last day of the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show . . . soon it will be time to pack things up, head home and get some rest after the busy time we have had in California.

Wouldn't it be great to sleep like a Princess?  Why not let everyone know that you deserve to be treated like a Princess with this cute decorative pillow, embellished with a crown applique from The Buckle Boutique!


This pillow was VERY EASY to make.  First I decided how big I wanted to make the pillow.  I purchased a pillow from a thrift store since I knew I would be making a new cover for it . . . why spend $10 on a pillow form when I can spend $2 on a pillow from a thrift store and just cover it with new fabric!

I cut two rectangles to fit the pillow form, plus some on each side for seam allowance.  For this pillow the dimensions were 14" x 18".  Then I took the piece that was going to be the top of the pillow and applied the applique and the lettering.  The lettering was cut from the Tulip Fashion Glimmer Shimmer Transfer Sheets from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge.  The Princess was cut at 2 3/4" and sleeps here was cut at 2".

Before I applied any heat to the images, I laid them all out on the pillow and made sure that they were straight and centered how I wanted them.  THIS probably took the most time of the whole project!  I was fussy about where I wanted things.


Once I was happy with the layout, I put a light weight cloth over the top and let the heat of the iron do it's job.  Because the crown is heavier and needs more heat than the letters to stick to the fabric, after everything was cooled off I flipped the entire thing over and heat set the crown piece again from the back, so that I could get more heat right to the iron on backing.

 
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1 comment:

  1. What a fun pillow! I hope everything is going well at the show.

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