Colleen Olsen Pillow October 09th, 2018 - 01:41:57
You can make this pillow any size and, however many images you like, if you want your pillow to be more professional-looking in this tutorial, I'll, be showing you how to add a zipper at the bottom. So you can put a pillow inside, take it out and wash it. I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It was really fun making it and I'm sure you'll have really fun making it too giving it to your friends, family, and anyone.
You will need a ruler, pin scissors and inkjet fabric sheets and pillow stuffing start by placing your images, and you are that's going to prepare them to print, I'm just placing them on pages from Mac the same thing as Word from windows. So you don't need any special software to print your images. All my images are square, so what I'm doing now is changing the size to 5.1 inches and make sure there's enough room on all the borders for seam allowance and make sure your images are aligned print. A test run on regular paper to make sure everything's printing perfectly take out the regular paper from your printer and place the fabric sheets inside and make sure all the fabric is facing down.
Also, make sure, there's no lint or lose threads in between the sheets. Double check to make sure all your pictures are ready to print just how you want it, and here I am getting really excited with the paper still attached to the fabric start by marking your seam allowance by half an inch you can either cut each square one by one or you can leave them in pairs like me now you can peel off the paper from the fabric. After doing this step, now's the time where you can spray your fabric with Scotch Gard, to protect the ink from bleeding, so you can wash it, I would spray the front and the back for extra protection.
Put your images right. Sides together and sew down the middle with the 1/4 inch seam allowance. If you want, you can skip the machine and use a hot glue, gun back and forth your stitches and the beginning and the end to keep them in place. Take your iron and press the way we sewed open it up and press the seam allowance to one side notice them only using the edge of the iron if you're, using a hot glue gun for this project place the glue on all the edges in between the fabric leaving an opening at the bottom after that fill your pillow with stuffing then glue the opening shut.
If you use the hot glue gun - and you did these steps, you're done, if you use the sewing machine, the zipper is optional place. The zipper right sides, together at the bottom, in the middle of your pillow, it's best to use a coil zipper, because it's lightweight for your pillow, with the zipper open do the same to the other side of the zipper to make sure your seams line up.