French Farmhouse Pillows

By  Rebekah Meier 

size: 11-1/2"x13-1/2"; 15-1/2" square

  • French Farmhouse Pillows


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


  • 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
  • 1. Stamp Paris image onto computer paper. Trim around image.
  • 2. Place image onto bed of ink jet printer.
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 5. Cut two 12"x14" rectangles from Osanburg fabric.
  • 6. Center TAP image onto one Osanburg rectangle. Place TAP image face down onto fabric and iron, following manufacturer's instructions.
  • 7. With right sides facing, machine sew around rectangles using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 3" opening for turning right side out.
  • 8. Trim seam allowance and turn right side out through opening.
  • 9. Stuff pillow with Nature-Fil Fiber. Slip stitch opening closed. Trim thread.
  • 10. For remaining pillow, cut two 16" squares and repeat instructions for both images and machine sewing. Use photo as image placement guide.