My co-host today, Miss Isabella, suggested that we use linen and burlap…one of my favorite fabric combinations. First we cut the fabric to fit our down pillow insert…a bargain Goodwill find at under $3.00.
She has a tip for you for cutting a straight line on burlap. Do you know this little trick? Just measure, find a thread at the correct spot and pull it all the way through. You will have the perfect guide to follow when cutting!
Next comes the graphic. To create it, I took a vintage image of the Eiffel Tower that I found here and added it to a page from a French dictionary from the 1800s that I found here. I printed it at 9x12 size on iron-on transfer paper (I use Avery brand for light fabrics) using Photoscape, trimmed the edges and then cut a slightly larger piece of linen. The image has already been reversed for you. Simply follow the directions on the package and apply it to the linen. Then stitch the linen piece to the front piece of your pillow cover.
For the back of the pillow, I used an envelope style closure. You can find complete instructions for making it here. It allows me to remove the covers for storage to save on space and, since I seem to have become addicted to pillows, that’s a good thing!
And…taaa daaa…here it is! I love it! I think it is very frenchy and vintage-y without being too cutesy.
Just in case you are wondering about the Eiffel Tower book bundle that you also see in the picture, you can find directions for making it here. It is a fun way to reuse and recycle your old books by stretching a favorite image across the spines.
And here’s a final look. I love the raveled edges of the linen and all the texture of the burlap! I think I am going to enjoy this one!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my vintage Eiffel Tower pillow! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for the All Things Burlap Party
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