Hello, lovely friends!
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." ~ Emma
I love the blog Dear Lillie, and I just adore her Jane Austen silhouette pillows so much that I had to make my own copy cat version.
Please check out the link here to Dear Lillies pillow tutorial. She is an expert at this and she created the pillow. Her home has been featured on the Nate Berkus show and she did a tutorial on how to make these transfer pillows on
“Life, if you live it right, keeps surprising you, and the thing that keeps surprising you the most…is yourself” ~ Northanger Abbey
So here's my latest Saturday morning craft project ~
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Jane Austen! She's one of my favorite authors. I own all of her books and have read them several times through. I also own most of the movies based on her books...several versions of many of them.
Combine my love of decor, anything silhouette, and my favorite author and it's a match made in heaven for this girl!
I had a set of four ugly pillows that came with our couch that we bought last summer. They've just been in my bedroom closet until I could figure out what to do with them. Perfectly good pillows ruined by a Bill Cosby inspired sweater design?! These had to be covered up!
I bought these pillow covers from Ikea for $6 each (all I did here was iron them).
I downloaded the silhouette and sized it to fit an 8X10 piece of card stock paper. I bought some plain black material from Jo-ann Fabrics, and some Heat n Bond iron on adhesive (I bought the no sew ultrahold).
I cut out the silhouette, set it aside
I then ironed the fabric to the adhesive side for about 2 seconds on each section until the adhesive was bonded to the fabric.
Then on the paper side I drew two outlines of the silhouette, facing opposite directions
Then I cut out my silhouettes
I pealed the fabric from the paper. There was a nice shiny layer on the fabric, it wasn't sticky or anything. I really wasn't sure how that part would turn out exactly. I was able to lay the silhouette directly on the fabric to measure and get the piece positioned exactly where I wanted it before ironing in place.
I ironed the silhouette to the pillow cover. Ironing each section for 8 seconds like the packaging directs. I did this part right on my dining room table instead of my ironing board so that nothing would get messed up with my measurements for centering the silhouette
The finished product ~
"My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company." ~ Persuasion
My new pillows now situated in our living room.
Nate came home just as I finished up the pillows and this is all he said "Jane Austen pillows? You're really girling up the place now."
Yes sir, I am.
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." ~ Mansfield Park
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