Saturday, July 14, 2012
How to Sew a Pillow AND do a Citrasolv Transfer
A friend of mine recently asked if I would make a pillow as a wedding gift for a friend of hers. I went to an excellent site for beautiful personalized downloads, weddingchicks.com. I found a gorgeous monogram that can be used in a variety of ways. Here's the link: http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/custom-monograms/formal-crest/ After opening the file in my graphics program, I mirror imaged the design, then printed it out on my laser printer.
You apply the Citrasolv, in sections with a cotton ball. If you use too much Citrasolv it will smear, too little and you will be applying more. It's all trial and error. After I let the Citrasolv set for a few minutes, I took the end of a butter knife and really rubbed the paper to press the ink into the fabric. I checked to see my progress below.
First, you take the front and the back pieces of fabric that will be your pillow. THEN, you take pins and pin the two pieces together by pinning around the edges of your image.
Next, you turn your fabric inside out and begin sewing!!!