Hi! I am Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl! I love sewing, crafting, and quilting. This week I am hosting a Throw Pillow Throw Down with new throw pillow tutorials every day. I am happy to be here today sharing my "Iron-On Image" tutorial. You will want to make a bunch of these - they are so easy!
The first item of business is to find a graphic you like. I went to Etsy and typed "pillow download" in the search field. Literally hundreds of fun images came up to purchase and download. Most are only $1.00 each!
Next you need to get some kind of fabric transfer. This is the one I used from Avery:
I would follow the manufacturers instructions. This is how I did mine:
Pillow #1 - Antique Kitty:
This was the quickest pillow to make. Two squares 12" each. Sew, turn, and stuff with fiber-fill. Hand stitch opening closed.
Pillow #2 Huma Huma Antique Tropical Fish Pillow
This was similar to the kitty pillow, only it measures 18" and I inserted an invisible zipper in the bottom seam to insert the pillow form. Click HERE for my invisible zipper tutorial.
Bottom view of pillow - I love the invisible zipper!#3 Enjoy The Ride Banner Pillow
I added the text to the bottom of the bike graphic I purchased from Etsy. I choose to use turquoise linen for this pillow. Looking back, I should have kept with more neutral tones. You can kind of see the edge of the iron-on material. Live and learn!
My pillow form is 16" so I cut two 17" squares. Iron on your graphic.
Remove the lace and iron on the triangles. Be careful not to move them.
#4 Enjoy The Ride Pieced Pillow
This pillow sews up really fast. Use the following image below as a cutting guide:
Use 1/4" seams in your piecing. After you piece the strips on, press the seams to one side. BE CAREFUL not to touch the iron on your iron-on image - it will melt!!
Sew the front to the back with right sides together. Leave a small opening in the bottom seam to turn and stuff. Hand stitch closed. Done!
The possibilities are endless using iron-on images. I hope you come up with something fun!!