Turn a photo into a throw pillow with ingenious paper-backed linen that feeds into home printers. You can also use this process for smaller pillows, such as sachets.
Tools and Materials
Sewing machine and sewing supplies
- Size photo (if desired, leave a border for a framelike effect). Print on linen; remove backing.
- To make fabric sturdier, back linen with a piece of fusible interfacing. Cut it to the same size as the linen, and iron it to the back side of printout. Place scrap fabric between iron and printout.
- Cut a piece of linen to the same dimensions as your printout before ironing. With right sides facing, sew around perimeter, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Leave a 3-inch slit at bottom. Turn right side out.
- Stuff with fiberfill, and hand-sew the slit closed.