Burlap Eiffel Tower Pillow

Materials

  • Pillow form
  • Fabrics: burlap, 1 yd.; black felt, one sheet; muslin scraps; white cotton scrap
  • Ivory lace
  • Pearl stick pin
  • Jeweled button

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Fleur de Lis & Eiffel Tower Die
  • Sewing machine and cream thread
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stamps: Wood-Mounted Paris Mark (E2-1463), Postes Francaise (J1-1075), French Collage (V2-1674); Cling-Mount Cirque Alphabet (CMS065)
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Acrylic Grid-Blocks
  • Black permanent ink pad
  • Adhesives: fusible web, fabric glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, straight pins, iron and pressing surface, pressing cloth, sewing needle

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure pillow form. To create cover, add 3” to height and length of pillow form and cut two panels of that size from burlap.

STEP 2

  • Cut white cotton piece 4” less than height and length of pillow form. Using photo as guide, stamp designs onto fabric using black permanent ink; leave space in word for die-cut Eiffel tower. Cover design with pressing cloth and heat set ink.

STEP 3

  • Iron fusible web onto back of felt sheet. Die cut Eiffel tower from felt. Remove paper backing and fuse tower to stamped panel, creating “A” in “PARIS.” Stitch letter in place, if desired.

STEP 4

  • With wrong sides together, sew burlap panels together along three sides using 1-1/2” seam. Insert pillow form and machine-sew last side closed.

STEP 5

  • Beginning on one side, pull several threads from unfinished edge of burlap to create fringe. Continue around pillow until all sides are fringed.

STEP 6

  • Tear and roll long strip of muslin into flower shape, securing with fabric glue; let dry. Adhere or sew button to flower center; adhere or sew flower to pillow near upper right corner of stamped panel.

STEP 7

  • Tear additional muslin strip; cut lace strip to same length. Fold lengths in half and adhere or sew to pillow below edge of flower. Insert stick pin into pillow as shown.

Tip

  • 1. Look for other stamp themes like botanicals, animals, or text for your pillow designs. Try stamping designs in color, or dye burlap and/or muslin before creating pillow cover.
by Debi Adams for Debi Adams
Burlap Eiffel Tower Pillow
Burlap Eiffel Tower Pillow