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Thursday, November 23, 2017

DIY Fall No Sew Decorative Pillowcases Tutorial

I'm in LOVE with these DIY No Sew Pillows!!
Be sure to watch the how to Video below!
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So I have two BIG projects coming up and I was thinking of using canvas dropcloth for them. However, I had never worked with it before. I have also been wanting to make some decorative pillows for the holidays. So I thought, I'll use the canvas drothcloth for my decorative pillows and "kill two birds with one stone". I get my pillows and I get to see what it's like working with the canvas drop cloth! Win, win!! I really love how the pillows turned out and am planning on making some more for Christmas.



You'll need:
Canvas Dropcloth, size depends on how many pillows and projects you want to use it for.
Ink Jet T-Shirt Transfers
Scissors
Iron
Fabric Glue, I used FABRI-TAC
Optional: Velcro if making a deceptive pillow cover.







First we're going to cut out two 16.5" x 16.5" panels from our dropcloth.











Then we're going to create our image and print it out on the T-Shirt Transfer paper. Please follow the instructions included with you transfer paper.








Cut out your image, leaving a small border all the way around the image per transfer instructions.








For the ironing part you need a solid surface that is heat resistant. My current crafting table is plastic and will melt and warp so I grabbed a scrap piece of plywood to protect my table.









Cover your heat resistant surface with a cotton pillowcase and iron out any wrinkles.









Then lay your canvas panels on top of the pillowcase and iron out any wrinkles and creases.










Now we're going to lay our transfer print side down on our freshly ironed canvas panel.










Next, cover the back of the transfer with another cotton pillowcase.










Then Iron transfer per Instructions provided by the manufacturer.










After ironing, let the transfer cool completely before carefully removing the paper backing.










Then flip the canvas panel so that the image is sandwiched in between the two panels.









Now fold up a side and run a continuous strip of fabric glue along the edge of three sides of your canvas panels. Make sure the 4th we're not going to glue just yet is what will be the bottom of your pillow when completed.








Now for what will be the bottom; if you’re making a full pillow like I did, you’re only going to glue the ends of the full opening. Leaving the center (about 5 finger widths apart) unglued. If you are making a decorative pillow cover then you can glue Velcro strips on.








Once the glue is dried per instructions on your glue, you’re going to reach your hand in the unglued opening and turn you pillowcase right side out.









Make sure to really get the corners pushed out. Voila, you're halfway done with your new pillow!








Time to stuff it! Since I'm making a purely decorative pillow that will be in my outside entryway, I have chosen to stuff mine with plastic store bags because I have an abundance of them... Mine as well make use of them for more than just bathroom garbage bags!







Once you've got your pillow all stuffed you can glue the opening closed.











I used two binder clips to hold the opening closed until the glue dried.






Once fully dried, it's time to find its new home in your Fall decor!!

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