Amalia Tillman Pillow November 27th, 2018 - 06:45:36
I show them to you in my fall home tour and today I'm sharing with you the secrets of how I made no sell pillows out of napkins from home good for this project. I grabbed a variety of materials from placemats to napkins and then also some heat and bond to hook everything together, I tested it out and I'll. Let you know what worked and what didn't work. This heat and bond were the best that I found and I purchased it at Walmart, you're gonna want a thicker strip and you're gonna want the extra fold first things. First, iron out, all of the dents that you have from it being packaged after your fabric is smooth you're gonna want to make sure that both of your right side. So the sides that you want to be out on the outside of your pillow are facing. In because you're gonna flip it and then the next step is to line up your heat bond around the outside of the bottom layer of fabric you're gonna hook it to one side and then you're gonna remove the covering and then you're gonna Hook, the top sighs, so you want to make sure that that peel off side is up, because if not, it's gonna hook right to your iron, it's gonna melt on so make sure that you leave that up now the packaging said like ten seconds. It was more like a minute, so be patient. Now, once you get all the way around, the outside you're gonna want to leave an opening as I did there so that you can flip the pillow and also stuff it.
Next up is you're gonna flip. The pillow and if for some reason, something didn't hook, you can use this time to like reset the outside, make sure that everything is all hooked and then you're gonna need your polyfill. I got this at Joanne's and I used a 40 % off coupon and then you're just gonna start stuffing your pillows. Now that box gave me enough stuffing. I still have a ton left and I made a ton of pillows. So I end up getting enough for, like 12 bucks at Joann's with a coupon now the key with this is, I start putting everything just kind of in the center at first and then, once you get it decently. Full you're gonna want to make sure that you get stuffing into the corners. So then that way, it's a full square and it's gonna look nice and fluffy. Wherever you put it in your house, I kind of use my hands to kind of mold everything makes sure that there weren't random lumps in the pillow if there are.
This is the time that you want to make sure to work it out. So it's a lot easier when your hand is inside the pillow, as opposed to when you seal the pillow and can't get inside, and then your final step is gonna, be to really make sure that everything is in there. How you want and then take an additional strip of your heat and bond to be able to hook that small hole, so I kind of lined it up. If you can't get the full thing in there, I've ripped a couple pieces just so it would all fit. I'm gonna make sure everything's in there and this you want to be super careful, you're gonna do the same process of kind of hooking, the heat and bond to the one side, peeling it and hooking it again, but you definitely want to be careful. Don't burn your hands, you want to make sure that that is set for some reason. It pops out just go ahead and give it another hit with the heat, and then you can kind of mess with it pinch it and then that'll. Let you know okay. This is hooked, this isn't hooked. This is gapping here and then that way you can fix it as needed. With your iron. After I made a few pillows, I learned that using my chip clips from my kitchen was the best idea, because it helps it kind of acts as an extra hand for you to keep things together, especially when you're trying to get a certain area to hook together. So I used them on either side and kind of throughout the middle. So then I was putting heat on a smaller area, but the other side wasn't like pulling against what I was trying to hook together and it worked out really well. I just moved the clips as I was going so then that way I had an open area to work with, but then, while it was cooling, it was still keeping it held together.
So it looked as tight as it could so use this placemat from Big Lots to make another pillow and the backing for that. One came from some clearance placemats. I found at home good so the same process as the first pillow you're going to want to make sure your outsides are facing in and then start going around the outside with your feet in bond. Once it's been done, you can go ahead and flip the pillow inside out the same process, as I said, is the other one. This is just gonna give you a rectangle lumbar pillow. Instead of a square accent pillow, and this one took a little bit longer to get everything to hook together, I think the burlap fabric was a little bit thicker. So once I flipped it, I went back through once it was flipped and hit it again with another round from the iron just to make sure everything stuck together and you're gonna stuff. It making sure that your corners are full just like you did with the other pillow and, like I said this, one was more of a pain, so I made sure to hit it with heat and there you have it. They are very simple.