Wednesday, February 3, 2010

No-Sew Pillow for Valentines Day Flashback

Today I thought it would be fun to revisit a tutorial that I did in 2008,  "No Sew Pillows for Valentines Day." I was honored to do this tutorial on our local morning show, Virginia This Morning
The Tools: scissors, ruler, pencil and Heat Bond (No Sew)

Fabric: Use up some of those scraps, or buy a few Fat Quarters.

Pillows: Buy a few simple pillows at any old place that sells housewares. Or, better yet, grab one you already have and dress it up. Feeling adventurous and industrious? Make your own from scratch. I suggest using a pillow with a zipper and a pillow form inside. Working flat will be much easier.

Template: Free hand hearts are really fun. You can also print out a coloring page off the internet, or use a stencil from the craft store. My cute created concentric hearts for me with Adobe Illustrator. 

Step one: Iron your Heat Bond to the wrong side of the fabric and trace out your hearts. For the white pillow I will be using two different size hearts and layering them prior to applying them to the pillow.

Step Two: Using pinking shears or regular scissors cut out your iron on patches.

Step Three: Remove paper backing off the smaller heart and center it up onto the larger heart. A ruler is most helpful with placement.

Step Four: Find your center and mark with pins now use your clear ruler so center the 4 hearts with each of the 4 quarter of the pillow.  You can also measure the distance away from the out side edges to ensure your hearts are centered properly.

Step Five: Once you have these sweet hearts in just the right spot, iron as directed on heat bond packaging. Check your iron on patches to insure they are secure. A little extra pressing may be in order. When all are in place simply fill your newly decorated pillow back up with its pillow form and fluff. Now comes the easy part... enjoy!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

So cute!!! Congrats on the show, that's exciting!