At the fabric store, I found the cutest shamrock fabric on sale and picked it up not even knowing what I was going to do with it. I didn't need another St. Patrick's Day apron or tablecloth so I decided to stick with decorating my living room and make pillows! Well actually pillow slipcovers. I decided on two different styles, two fabrics for each. I purchased 1/2 a yard of green shamrock cotton fabric and another 1/2 a yard of cream and gold cotton fabric. Lastly I purchased 1/2 a yard of fun shamrock burlap and another 1/2 a yard of plain burlap. I always keep in stock double sided iron on transfer.
I measured the two cotton fabric to the 10 x 10 pillows I was going to use, leaving lots of room to overlap the fabric and room for sewing. I folded the two outer edges twice and sewed a straight line. I then centered the pillow on the fabric and folded the two sides overlapping and marked the center of the fabric.
After deciding on what I want the cotton pillows to look like I cut out the letters/hearts on the transfer paper (if doing letters you will need to reverse the letters!). I put the inverted letters and hearts on the opposite cotton fabric and ironed until the glue stuck. I carefully cut out the letters/hearts and centered them on the pillow fabric and ironed in place.
Once the glue cooled I sewed the letters/hearts in place. The last step I overlapped and sewed the two outer edges. For the shamrock pillow I added a gold button in the center. Super cute and super comfy!
I followed the same process of sewing the longer and narrower burlap pillows, but instead of ironing on fabric I decided to paint on one of the pillows. I used regular chalk and marked out the letters, then went back with a black permanent marker and outline each letter. The last thing was to heavily paint in the letters using metallic green paint. Once the paint was dried I followed the sewing steps above.
I created this blog to share my creations with hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side. I love to show case my friend's photography so a lot of the photos are from her. I hope you get inspired.