Monday, November 15, 2010

black and white numbers pillow tutorial

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I love ANYTHING black and white and when I set out to plan my blog project for ilovetocreate this month, I knew it HAD to be black and white and it had to be another pillow (I truly have a pillow addiction!) As I have mentioned in previous posts, our house (not my studio) is all white with black accents and a few pops of color. I like to change up the pillows on our white couch and for a while I've had the idea to create a very bold and graphic pillow with lots of contrast.


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I started with a black t-shirt. I needed dark fabric and wasn't in the mood to go the store so I upcycled an old t-shirt!


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I cut it into a square.


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I decided to use Tulip's "spirit" iron on transfers. A product that would typically get used for clothing or more athletic themed projects were PERFECT to use in a completely different way.


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I cut them out and placed them around the fabric in different directions.


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I ironed each of the numbers onto the surface.


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Once they were cool, I peeled the backing off.


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Next, I pinned the front and back right sides facing together and sew the edges down.


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I turned the pillow right side out, stuffed and sewed the opening together.


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And there you have it- a black and white pillow to add to my lovely collection of pillows.


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p.s. it even matches our cat Jack :)

18 comments:

  1. I love this pillow. Text is so cool and black and white is wonderful. I had to forward the photo with your kitty to my daughter, her cat Juno looks just the same. :-) Have a good one.

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  2. LOL Hi Jack! LOVE the pillow Alisa! The numbers look perfect and bold!

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  3. Pillow addictions are dangerous.. I have one too... and now my little (not so little anymore ^^) sister has also adopted on for her shared flat now being a student ;)

    Your pillow is great! Could live with me (and my black cats) also ^^

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  4. Loving the pillow collection, the bold numbers against the feminine flowers, against wild animal print. Well done!

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  5. SO cool . . . as always. I'm sure your house is gorgeous and unique. Jack is the perfect accent too!

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  6. nice and super simple! love it!

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  7. Great project and wonderful final piece! Love that it matches the kitty :)

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  8. Anonymous6:12 AM

    Don't you mean for the pinning and sewing to be "right sides together"?

    LOVE the pillow!

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  9. Wow! This is so cool and I love those numbers!!! Thanks!

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  10. whyducks9:12 AM

    Great!

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  11. Alisa,

    I just love color but also black and white too, I even have a border collie. I loved your tutorial and all the other pillows look great together.

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  12. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. how sweet. we had a black and white cat named jack too. He's now in kitty heaven.

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  14. love the numbers and the pillows! "Jack" is such a great name!

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  15. What a great idea! And your cat is matching well (-: !!

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  16. Love your pillows, especially the one with the "green eyes"!!!

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  17. I love this! Totally my style. Thanks for sharing this! I think I already have too many pillows at my house, I may need to replace one for this.

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  18. Anonymous10:57 PM

    My point of view partially coincided with yours. Thank you for trying. antidepressants

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