Sunday, February 12, 2012

Monogrammed pillowcase {and bag}

Last weekend my oldest niece turned 8 years old.  I really wanted to make her something so I thought it would be cute if she had a personalized pillow and bag she could take to slumber parties and stuff, since she's at that age now.

I bought a pillow case and canvas bag from Hobby Lobby, they have different colors in their crafting section.  Then I bought coordinating fabric, ribbon, and embellishments. 

I discovered iron transfer paper for this project.  I don't know where I have been, but this stuff is awesome! I am not a seamstress so this makes life SO much easier! 

So first I ironed on the transfer paper according to the directions that came with the paper, mine said iron on the rough side to the back side of the fabric.
I cut out EMMA from card stock to use as a stencil, once the transfer paper was ironed on I cut around the letter. 

Ok so this may be a really weird technique, but I found that if I tape all the sides of the letter to the fabric it was so easy to cut out, it stayed in place and the scissors worked better cutting through the tape.

After I had the letters cut I simply ironed them on to the pillowcase and canvas bag.  Then I did do a little sewing for the ribbon on the pillowcase (thanks Jes!), this could have been ironed on as well.  But I did just iron on the pink rose ribbon across the top of the bag.  That's it! Alright, this did take some time, but it was all super easy to do!

So cute! I loved this pink paisley pattern with the green! I think she liked it too!! :)

I love that iron on transfer paper so much! I can't wait to use it on other pillows for myself! I feel like as much as I like to craft and stuff why didn't I know about it sooner?? lol

I'm so glad Emma loved it as much as I loved making it!

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  1. Adorable! From the picture, it looks like she thought so too! :)

  2. Oh my gosh I would have loved receiving this stuff when I was your niece's age! What a fun aunt you are:)

  3. So super cute! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!


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  5. Oh my goodness! How adorable! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to link this up along with anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  6. Oh my goodness...looks so CUTE! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following're so inspiring! Just a little reminder, my giveaway for 1000 free FULL color business cards ends at midnight!! Stop by and enter to wiN!

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