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Topic: Up movie pillow: An adventure in bubble wrap printing and zippers!  (Read 1672 times)
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« on: February 17, 2013 12:39:34 PM »


I love the movie Up and so did my partner in a swap.


I didn't think I could (and still think I can't) pull off the lettering and balloons from the movie poster so I had to go with an interpretation Smiley .
After some mulling, I decided to try bubble wrap printing for the balloons. It worked! I chopped out a partial ballon-bunch shape and painted each bubble a different color with fabric paint (I'm glad it was only a 12"x12" pillow cover!) then flopped it down on the sky square. Peeling the bubbles off slowly I repainted spots that hadn't transferred entirely, repressed, then continued peeling.

I stitched the lettering with embroidery floss after adding the white frame and backing it all with more white (so the seam allowances were covered and the pillow form wouldn't show through.)



The back- which is the same blue as the front -is also backed in white and closes with a zipper. Its hiding place is given away by white stitching Smiley . I don't know what to call the method I inserted it with. It's a lapped zipper, secured with a blind hem, but is fully tucked in the lining (which doesn't fold with the lap for more stability.)




Both sides are topstitched for ease of opening and closing. Smiley


Looking forward to more adventures in crafting!
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013 09:53:03 PM »

Awesome as always!! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013 02:16:14 AM »

This rocks!  The print & stitching is fantastic, and the cushion finish is really professional.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013 03:05:26 PM »

Oh, thank you both!  Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013 04:23:06 AM »

Great job! I'm impressed! I've yet to even learn how to see in a zipper, let alone hide one. Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013 07:12:49 AM »

Great job! I'm impressed! I've yet to even learn how to see in a zipper, let alone hide one. Well done!
Thanks, johnson.mom2two! You must try zippers. I think fiddling around with different types of insertion is super-fun! Instructions can be kinda hard to figure out sometimes if you want an "official" method but just keep at it. You can do it!
(ps-pillow covers are a great project to practice with Smiley )
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013 01:10:14 PM »

Love the bubble wrap printing.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013 09:18:05 AM »

I've no clue about your inspiration, but I think your pillow is gorgeous anyway!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013 01:24:56 PM »

Thank you so much, ladies!

Up is a sweet animated film by Pixar that had me use up my entire supply of kleenex in the first fifteen minutes. Seriously.  Smiley
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