So you may have seen on my favorite items list this #3 pillow...
Since we are in the process of a playroom update and our third child is due any minute, I feel in love with this pillow from Target. But of course you know me...I thought, "I can do that". So that's just what I did and here is how I did...
I created a simple design in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. Just a simple 3 which fit on a 8.5 x11 inch regular size paper.
I cut it out (freehand).
Laminated it and then trimmed it again.
I think by laminating it it helped to keep it's shape and worked really good for laying flat while I traced it onto my red felt.
Just traced it with a marker.
Next, I ironed on the fusible web onto the back of my felt.
Cut out the three..again freehand..and peeled the fusible web off. I ironed it onto the center of one the napkins.
Our next steps take a little concentration..Using any machine choose a satin stitch. On my Brother Ls-2125 model the satin stitch is number 5.
Move the fabric around so that the stitch is on the edge of the design.
AND EVEN SLOWER around the corners.
The finished stitch should look similar to this.
Now comes the easy part. Grab the two napkins. Face the right sides together and sew around all four sides. STOP..make sure you leave a small hole to turn the pillow outside.
And sew the hole up..
Now you should have a pillow that looks as lovely as this beauty..I am so happy with this and the best part is I made it for only $1.00. I had red felt, thread, and the stuffing and just needed the napkins. I am so glad I picked those up at the Goodwill and gave them thought on how they could work for me. Cheaper than getting a yard of fabric and and the best part..after a quick wash they were ready to go. No cutting required. They made such a lovely pillow and a great little detail to our playroom.
Have you ever re purposed some sort of fabric? Napkins into pillows, or dish clothes into curtains? Let us know any tips you might have...