Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 3: Branch out of your comfort zone

Anyone who knows me will also know that I am NOT a seamstress. lol. With that being said, I challenged myself to make at least one sewn project. It's nothing grand, but it was completely new to me. To start off, I printed my material on my ink jet printer.

To print using your inkjet printer:

  1. Iron your fabric
  2. Spray Adhesive spray evenly on a regular sheet of computer paper (pay close attention to the edges as these will become unglued the fastest.
  3. Attach the paper to the back of your fabric.
  4. Now that the paper and cloth are stuck together, Iron on high heat.
  5. Make sure that you iron on BOTH sides.
  6. Trim the excess from around your paper as close as you can get it.
  7. Run it through your printer like you would print normally.
  8. Peel back off and enjoy!
Keep in mind, this technique is not washer safe. The colors will bleed if you put it in the washer so I don't recommend doing this for something like a quilt or clothing. It was perfect for my decorative pillow because I don't plan on washing it.

I ran my pillow through the sewing machine inside out leaving a hole at the top. I then used the hole to turn the pillow right side out and stuff it. Then I hand sewed the hole up. It's far from perfect, but I'm very proud of myself. This is my first ever pillow! Jada did not seem to pleased at becoming my model though. :)

I hope you all enjoyed today's post. Your challenge today is to do something that you're uncomfortable with. It will open your horizons a little more. (If not, it will at least turn into a very funny conversation for later.)  I appreciate each and every person who has joined in and want to say thank you again. Have fun and don't forget to become a follower!


Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your pillow! my little girl love your doggie! she said oh, soo cute. lol

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great job!!!!!!!

Danielle said...

Love your pillow! Great project to step out of your comfort zone.

Jessica B - crafty_chic_girl said...

just lovely!...great job!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Mary Jo said...

What a fabulous pillow!! I have always wanted to try it, but wasn't sure if I could! :)
Did you hand sew or machine stitch?

Anonymous said...

Great pillow, it's good to expand our horizons sometimes! Becky x

Tiffany Davis said...

I used a sewing machine at first, but I hand stitched the very last bit so I could stuff it.

Ursula said...

that is such a fun project, love the lettering

Amy said...

How fun! I did something way out of my comfort zone today....I went to acupuncture! and it wasn't THAT bad! But the pillow far out does what I did....super dooper cute!

Anabelle said...

How fun!!!!