Monday, March 22, 2010

Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow

Looking through a Pottery Barn magazine recently I became inspired.... see the nest pillow sitting on the coach in the magazine photo below.
$49 not being in our budget...a DIY version was a better option for me....

.....starting with $1 white clearance fabric
....tea dye was added to obtain the cream color I wanted (this step can be eliminated if you have the fabric color you like to start with).


...after letting the fabric dry you'll need some waxed freezer paper.


Cut a piece of fabric and freezer paper just slightly smaller than a sheet of your printer paper 8 1/2" X 11". Iron the fabric to the waxed side of the freezer paper.


....adding a little tape @ the top and bottom of the fabric making sure it will not slip while printing.



Print your image onto the fabric, making sure the fabric side is facing down when running it through your printer.(previously I created my text and added a free clip art nest).


....peel the waxed freezer paper off of the fabric....
...add fusible web to the fabric and adhere it to your pillow fabric.
Bring out your sewing machine and zigzag stitching around edges followed by sewing the side seams of the pillow.

....stuff the pillow with batting...and sew the opening shut.
....I made two of these pillows @ a low cost of $1.99 for two pillows :)




...now you can sit back and enjoy your work :)

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42 comments:

  1. This is amazing, I love it, thanks for sharing!!
    Take care-
    Kristin

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  2. Thanks for your kind comment Kristin.

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  3. What an awesome project! Turned out beautiful and the price -- who can beat that?!

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  4. Wow, that is cool, does the ink run or does the ink run, or can you set it with an iron?

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  5. That is so awesome!
    It turned out so great!

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  6. The ink didn't run and I set it with an iron.

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  7. LLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEE it! (That me singing)
    I may have to give this a try....a pillow in every room of the house!!
    thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is lovely! You did an awesome job. I just love PB inspired crafts. Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful! I have been wanting to make that pillow. You did a wonderful job. Love it!

    XOX
    Jen

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  10. What a creative project! And it turned out so well....great job!

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  11. Where did you get your graphic for this project? Was it a free download? I love it!

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  12. I used microsoft works for the lettering and I used a free download for the nest.

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  13. Wow never knew you could use freezer paper to do that, such a great tip. The pillows turned out wonderful.

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  14. I love this! What kind of printer did you use? Inkjet or laser?

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  15. You did an awesome job! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  16. Just found your blog. Super Cute Pillows. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    Tara@JustDevineStyle

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  17. What a great idea. Love the pillows.

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  18. Beautiful! Love the 'look for less'!

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  19. Beautiful pillows! I love anything with birds and nest. Great job.

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  20. absolutely delightful! ...well done with so much charm! Hope to see you back at my place again. Oh.. I keep forgetting to tell tou that I'm married to the Minister of Music of our local First Baptist Church... which also happens to be the very church that I grew up in. I guess that kinda makes us sistas, doesn't it? big hug...

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  21. I love your blog! I've drooling over the nest pillow over at Pottery Barn, but can't afford the huge price tag. I think your version is so much better. Can you tell me the name of the site where you found the bird nest? I'd love to make two. One for my sweet cousin and one for me. Thank you so much.

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  22. Hi, I'm over from tatertots and jello party. I'm a huge PB fan, but they are NOT in our budget either =) You did such a great job and I think yours turned out much better. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This is brilliant - inkjet transfer paper is sooo expensive, and I'm always afraid I'm going to make a mistake and waste it. Thanks so much.
    Jude at www.dolcecapecod.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank you so much for posting this, I am thrilled that the fabric went thru my computer.

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  25. These are adorable! Thanks so much for the great tutorial. :) What great pillows!

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  26. This is a frugal way to create a great look. I've been saying I was going to do this for months, but seeing your project has inspired me to get up and do it NOW. Gotta use that Joann Fabrics 40% off coupon sometime! No time like the present.
    Thanks.
    :-) Sue

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  27. I've wondered how that is done and now I know! Great job! very cute!

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  28. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  29. Absolute genius! I've had nothing but grief with transfer sheets, so this is definitely going to be on my list of things to do.

    You did a great job of imitating the pillow. In fact, I like yours better! :)

    I love the nest graphic, and I think I have it in my files. Did yours come from the site called Draw Fluffy?

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  30. Beautiful! I can't wait to try it.

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  31. So beautiful!! very nice job. I love anything with birds and nests on them.

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  32. stopping by from CSI Great job, and tute! Your pillows are beautiful.
    gail

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  33. What a wonderful idea! Love it!

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  34. Freezer paper?! Who would've thunk it? Super idea. Thanks for sharing these lovely pillows. I'm your newest fan. Come on over to Boston Bee if you get a chance...Would love for you to follow and share ideas! ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee

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  35. Wow! Great job!!! Everyone loves a good PB hack. ;)

    Aloha,

    charlie

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  36. where do you purchase the freezer paper?

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  37. Thanks Joy for sharing your inspiration and creation with us .
    Some one was asking for the image to start the project with search Nest Drawing in Google search and switch to images you find a ton . And i also have a image which you will sure like it a frech script which you may like trying printing it in paper and depending on that you can decide .
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qwW9NrCYOsU/S0lO6YkByEI/AAAAAAAABO4/lfQiwdIiQks/s1600-h/blue+script+on+white+linen.jpg

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  38. they turned out great.. i love the mixing of the fabrics. with mine i just used the drop cloth material...

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  39. WOW - I can't wait to make a version of these that would would in our little cabin. Love, love, love them

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  40. Love your pillow and all your other great ideas you are such an inspiration.
    Thanks
    Bernice

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