Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Favorites Sunday re-runs..making special pillows

It's time for Sunday Favorite re-run by Chari over @ happytodesign be sure and check out all of the other great re-runs on her page.....

I have 3 amazing sons and 3 very much loved DILs. So every year I try to make them or give them somthing special for Christmas, this year I painted them all a portrait of their Children, I did the wedding picture of Lance and Teresa since they have no children yet. I have posted them in an earlier blog. Last year I had throws made with their favorite pictures of their kids on them, Of course I did a picture of Lance & Teresa from their Honeymoom in Aruba, these were ordered from QVC, something I couldn't make. I also gave them special throw pillows for their beds. I used each ones wedding picture on these.
They are so simple to make and it is mostly straight sewing for those of you who say, but I can't sew...I say yes you can....Add Image

You will need
Transfer printer paper,
your favorite picture in your computer picture program
hot iron...follow directions recommended by the manufactor for ironing on material
a 12" pillow form
1/2 yard of material of choice. I used white since I used wedding picture
gathered ruffle of choice at least 1 1/2" wide
small gathered lace (optional)
ribbon to make bow
I first picked my picture them put my transfer paper in printer, make sure you set program for reverse printing, print out picture and set aside.
Take your material and cut it about 1" larger than pillow form, before sewing together iron transfer on using direction by manufactor. Let cool then remove the paper backing...I printed out round pictures, edited in my photo program. Then I took a smaller gathered lace and sewed all the way around the picture to cover up the edges..this is optional..
Baste the lace to the front with right sides together and lace and front panel even on the edges, place the back on top of these two peices with right sides together, lace will be on the inside of the pillow at this time. Sew together and leave opening on bottom large enough to get pillow for in. Turn it right sides out through this opening. Lace will be in the right place. Stuff with pillow form add ribbon (I used the ribbon from their wedding) and TaDa instant extra special gift.

A special gift I made for my Grands other Grandmother for Christmas, I use cording instead of lace and around the picture I used my satin stitch on my machine to cover the seam.
Check out Chari's Sunday favorites to see more old re-runs...
May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life


  1. Hi Molly! Neat post.
    Hope all is well in MS.

  2. Very cute post. Thanks for the idea. Laura @ the mansion

  3. Oh, I like the beach pillow best!!!

  4. Those are lovely. Very creative and much appreciated I would imagine.

  5. They are just beautiful, what a precious gift to give !

  6. I have made pillows for gifts, but never have done the pictures. That is something I have to keep in mind, possibly for this Christmas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations and the idea with us!

    Many hugs......


  7. These are beautiful momentos. 2 more weeks before I'm Mississippi bound. That is unless Brett's ballteam is still playing in the playoffs.

  8. What lovely pillows! You are so creative! I've made a couple of pillows but can't seem to get any creative juices going lately. Have a lovely week! ((Hugs))

  9. Hi Molly...

    My friend...what lovely pillows...and such a terrific gift idea!!! I love the photo pillows and was really admiring all the pretty lace on each pillow!!! You're such a talented lady!!! This was a great post to reshare with all of us...although it was new to me! Hehe! I sure wished that I had a computer program that did this. Do you have to have a special printer to print the photos on to cloth, etc.? Oh...the possibilites are endless of what you could do...hehe!!!

    I do apologize for being so late at getting over to your place! I was away for the weekend and I'm just now getting to the computer! I'm so glad that you decided to join in with Sunday Favorites again this week...this was a great post!!! So creative and inspirational!!!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!
    Warmest wishes,

  10. Ooops...just lil' ol' me again! Hehe!!! I just seen that you use transfer paper...that you don't actually run the cloth through the printer! Hmmm...I was wondering about that!


  11. Molly ... this is amazing. i have seen the wedding pillows, but never read how you did it. Always wanted to try this ... maybe now I will :)

    You are an incredible "explainer"


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