Annmarie Parsons Pillow November 06th, 2018 - 02:27:07
I just used white cotton and I did find this in the home decor section of Joanne's, so it is folded in half at the bottom there and I'm measuring a square that is 19 about. Nineteen point two five inches and this is going to fit an eighteen by eighteen inch, pillow, so whatever size your pillow is, I recommend adding 1.25 inches to each dimension and I'm using about a half inch seam allowance here. So I went ahead and cut that out and then it is folded at the bottom. So I just cut that fold, so I just cut the fabric at that hold and then you should have two squares of fabric.
So I'm taking my zipper and I got an invisible zipper that is 20 inches that I shortened it to 18 inches plus. It always has that extra inch of the room past the stopper, and I am laying it down on the right side of the fabric right side facing down. So the right sides are together and I'm sewing right along next to the zipper teeth. So when you flip it over, it should be like this, and it should be able to zip nicely and now you're just going to take these apart again and put it right side. So the other side of the zipper teeth facing the right sides of the fabric on one edge and then sew it up right next to the teeth. So when you flip it over, it should look like this. The fabric should be connected right next to the teeth.
So now I'm closing the zipper, only half way or opening it half way and then sewing up along the other three edges, making sure that it's right sides together. So once I have done that and I turned it right side out - I'm ready to decorate it. So I made a few of these and with the first one, I'm doing a watercolor pattern. So I'm going ahead and wetting the fabric just with water and then I'm taking my watercolors and you can use ones that are like in the tube or you can use them in the pan. Um. It really doesn't matter and just have fun decorating it. I just kind of made a giant mash of colors just kind of putting them next to each other and just letting the water kind of blend them together.
You so once you have done that going to take some water and put it into a separate container and now this is the key ingredient in and mix it with the water. So you should have two parts: water, one part fabric medium and then you're just going to paint this all over your design and another hint is put something in between your pillow cover so that it doesn't bleed on to the other side unless you want it to. But I don't know I would just recommend putting something in between so I just painted that generously, all over and now you're going to, let it completely dry and then you can heat set that by putting it in the dryer or ironing it.
So now on to my metallic pillowcase, I'm taking this gold transfer foil that I found on Amazon and I will link all the links below and I'm using it. This deco foil. I think that's what it's called um transfer glue and just brushing it on waiting for it to dry and then just following the directions and rubbing the transfer paper onto it and then peeling it off slowly, and I just did these really pretty brush strokes. That actually was inspired by Britain Co, so I will also leave the link where they explain this method, um really well to so. You have this really easy pattern, and I also did something with the gold transfer by kind of doing the color blocking thing, and I mixed some acrylic paint with the same paint or fabric medium that I used earlier and then I kind of just created a geometric color blocking effect by painting on this um, pink color and then putting the gold transfer as well.