Ready to get your groove on?
All right, you remember the Hot Ones transfers I showed you yesterday? Now I am going to show you how to make a no-sew pillow with these babies.
You don’t have to have an iron-on transfer, but what you do need is two fabric napkins. I just scored these in the Target Christmas clearance for 70% off.
The first thing I did was iron on an image to each side of a cloth napkin.
These transfers didn’t take too dark, but considering they are over 30 years old I still love how they look, and am impressed they worked at all.
I am going to do the mouse on one side of my pillow, and the octopus on the other.
Once done I need to lay the cloth napkins on top of each other, with the images on the inside.
I have a sewing machine, but I know a lot of people don’t so here’s the trick to no sewing. It’s called fusible webbing. You can buy it in a roll or by the yard. This stuff is dirt cheap. I picked up this bellow at Ikea in the fabric section.
Next, you want to pin your webbing inside your pillow, right on the edge.
Go around all four sides, but on the fourth don’t forget to leave at least a six inch opening to turn your pillow right side out. Then iron away until the two pieces of fabric stick together.
Turn your pillow right side out and stuff with cotton fiberfill. (If you don’t know what fiberfill is, just ask at Wal-Mart for a pillow insert or bagged cotton for a pillow.) You want to go with cotton on this project. I have plugged feather pillow inserts before, but if this pillow gets dirty you are going to throw the whole thing in the wash, so go with cotton.
You have an opening left, so now you have two choices. You can hand stitch it, or use the fusible webbing again. I am lazy, so webbing it is. It helps to pin the pillow so it stay shut, and iron in between the straight pins. Then remove the pins and finish ironing until it is sealed.
Let’ see how it turned out!
And the other side:
I can’t wait to use more of these transfers. I think I see a t-shirt for myself in my future!Pin It