In October, my sister, Catalina, and Reuben got married in Austin on a cliff overlooking a gorgeous river and a bridge busy with cars. It was a small but beautiful ceremony. Anyways, Christmas was coming and I couldn't figure out what to make my brother-in-law. Then I realized, for a while now (I'm not sure how it started), whenever we jokingly made fun of each other, we would attack each other with pillows. Weird..I know but it's considered normal now. And so, I decided to make him this:
I based the image from http://www.finroo.com/images/designs/413/413_07072009_943.jpg
. It was really quite easy to make. Maybe that's because I used the awesome power of glue to hold it all together.....
Anyways, first I drew my pattern on the red fabric and started cutting about an inch from the lines. Using fabric glue and scissors I folded the extra inch over and glued it there so it the edges wouldn't come undone.
Then using the image as a guide I cut pieces from my polka-dot fabric and fabric-glued them to the back of the red fabric (Again, I folded over the edges and glued them). Using black fabric paint, I painted a border on the red fabric. It was time to make the letters.
This was when I freaked out. I didn't have yellow fabric paint and when I tried using normal paint, it turned out terrible
. I had yellow yarn............so I decided to test out an idea I had. I traced out the letters out of the red fabric and cut them out. Then, using a hot glue gun, row by row, I added the yellow yarn. Eventually I liked it and did that to all of the letters. Since the back of the letter was the red fabric, I could easily fabric-glue it on to the main body.
I let it dry and fabric-glued them onto the pillow cover. I let that dry overnight and then put in the pillow.
And thus, it was fabric glue that saved me