French Farmhouse Pillows

Materials

  • Osanburg fabric, 1 yd.
  • Nature-Fil Bamboo Fiber (Fairfield Processing), 1 pkg.

Tools

  • Rubber stamps*: Bonjour (Cavallini & Co.); Inkadinkado postage style (EK Success)
  • Black pigment ink pad
  • TAP Transfer Artist Paper, 1 pkg. (www.transferartist.com)
  • Cream button thread
  • Computer
  • Ink jet printer
  • Computer paper
  • Sewing needle
  • Cream button thread
  • Hole punch
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Iron and pressing board
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives). *Cavallini & Co. stamps (www.touchofeurope.net). Postage style stamps, designed by Dawn Houser (www.dawnhouser.com), are only to be handstamped without the intent to sell

Directions

STEP 1

  • Stamp Paris image onto computer paper. Trim around image.

STEP 2

  • Place image onto bed of ink jet printer.

STEP 3

  • In the copy menu of the printer, increase size of image 330% to 400%. (Note: Size of pillow and desired size of image will determine final size of image. Print a test image onto paper.)

STEP 4

  • Insert TAP into paper bed of printer. Follow manufacturer's instructions to print images. (Note: Set up printer to print image in reverse when printing text to be transferred.)

STEP 5

  • Cut two 12”x14” rectangles from Osanburg fabric.

STEP 6

  • Center TAP image onto one Osanburg rectangle. Place TAP image face down onto fabric and iron, following manufacturer's instructions.

STEP 7

  • With right sides facing, machine sew around rectangles using a 1/4” seam allowance. Leave a 3” opening for turning right side out.

STEP 8

  • Trim seam allowance and turn right side out through opening.

STEP 9

  • Stuff pillow with Nature-Fil Fiber. Slip stitch opening closed. Trim thread.

STEP 10

  • For remaining pillow, cut two 16” squares and repeat instructions for both images and machine sewing. Use photo as image placement guide.
by Rebekah Meier
French Farmhouse Pillows
French Farmhouse Pillows