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Embellished Snowflake Pillow

Embellished Snowflake Pillow
Embellished Snowflake Pillow
You can find bargains in the pillow section at discount stores like Goodwill, Home Goods, Marshall's and TJ Maxx. If you are shopping after-Christmas sales, look for designs that can be dressed up with your own personal touch. Here we show you how to take a basic felt pillow and make it look better, richer, more elegant by using iron-on thread. This thread is a quick, no-sew embellishment that looks like embroidery. It's a great way to upgrade a purchased ho-hum item.
Materials needed:
  • Purchased felt pillow. We found this pillow with snowflake applique at a Home Goods store. 
  • Kreinik Iron-on 1/8" Ribbon in 6225 Gold (alternate idea: 6020 Silver)
  • Kreinik Adhesive Press Cloth (choose one that fits your iron)
  • Craft iron like the Clover Mini Iron, or your home iron
  1. If your iron is already Teflon® coated, you are good to go. However, most craft irons need something on the plate to keep it from getting gummed up with residue. Voila: simply adhere the Adhesive Press Cloth from Kreinik, and your iron is now non-stick. Side note: Make sure you put on the press cloth when the iron is cool.
  2. Turn your iron on to the high heat setting and let it heat thoroughly.
  3. Start ironing your thread at any spot on your pillow. Lay the thread on the design, press with your hot iron for a few seconds until the thread adheres. Keep going as you iron the fusible thread down in the desired pattern.
  4. Enjoy your "faux embroidered" pillow! 

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.  If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Embellished Snowflake Pillow, P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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