If you think about an unique gift for your friends or personalize your bed, photo pillows are the best idea. They are common cushions with images printed on them. And their main advantage is that such saddles can be the self DIY project.
First you need to find an appropriate pho. You can find them in your gadgets, social networks or the Internet. It can be your family’s photo, an interesting quote or demotivator. Print them out onto transferred paper. Their size for personalized photo pillows should fit your creature. There are a lot of types of required paper. The most widespread are light and opaque transfer paper. The first one is used for white and light-colored fabrics. And the opaque is required for dark fabrics.
After you chose and printed the photo for cushion, do the pillow yourself or buy a ready one. In the first case, fill it with rice or another grain. The alternative is birds’ feather. Prefer waterproof geese for such purpose. And now we start the most responsible stage in our diy photo pillows project. You need carefully follow the recommendations of your transfer paper manufacturer. Before start ironing the photo on a cushion, trim its front and back sides leaving a half inch border around the image.
Place the front and back pieces so that their right sides match. Sew them starting at the bottom of your image around the border. Leave some space for successful turning inside out. Turn your pillow right side out and carefully iron it if needed. If you use opaque paper, it’s important to take protective paper included in its set. The final dash will be the pick of filling and shut of the pillow with a hidden stitch. Your work is finished. It takes you a few hours or a day to make such useful gift for any holiday.