Bird Pillow Cover Tutorial5:00 AM
Remember a while ago, I had a guest post on Ucreate? Well here it is on my blog too in case you missed it.
Here are a few:
Here are a few:
The pillows you can purchase here for $124 to $135.
The fabric is from fabric.com HERE for $14.00 per yard.
So I combined my fabric scraps and designed my own variations of these to make a unique decor pillow.
-pillow form (mine today is 16x16) I snagged mine for $1.00 at a yard sale!
-main fabric (1/2 yard)
-scraps for applique leaves
-freezer paper (buy next to the tin foil) or freezer paper printable sheets in craft section
-decorative trim (18 " or half yard)
1. Cut fabric
Next you'll cut out the image, making the stencil. I just use regular paper scissors, and a craft knife in certain places that are tight.
Center the freezer paper on the right side of your 17x17 square and iron in place.
Put cardboard under your fabric, and paint the stencil using fabric paint.
I always let it dry at least an hour, then paint a second coat.
The brand of fabric paint I used requires you to iron to seal the paint once it's dried, just follow the directions on your paint if there's additional instructions.
Usually with applique, you reinforce the fabric with fusible interfacing, Heat N Bond, lots of starch, or I've even used a coffee filter in a pinch. Because these fabrics were thick and quite stiff, I didn't reinforce them, but just sewed them straight on the pillow. If your leaves are quilting cotton, I'd recommend using one of the above reinforcing methods on the back.
You also have lots of different options when sewing on your leaves. You can just sew a straight stitch around, blanket stitch, zig-zag, etc.
Sew the 4" of overlap on each side to secure them, with a 1/4" seam allowance. Now you've made the back of the pillow cover, and the overlap creates a kind of pocket to get the pillow form in and out.