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Letter Applique Pillow

Envelope Back Opening

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Custom Letter Pillows

Create custom pillows that spell out a name. These easy to make pillows really stand out in black and white, with bright red ties. Choose contrasting colors or your choice The envelope back opening allows easy removal of pillow. No zippers or buttons. Letters stand out because they are padded with fusible fleece.

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Supplies Required

Each Pillow Requires:

16" pillow form

1/2 yard pillow covering fabric
(fabric must be at least 41" wide)

3" tie fabric
(must be at least 41" wide - in other words, you need a piece of fabric that is 3" x approx. 41" - 44")

7" x 9" piece of letter fabric

7" x 9" piece of fusible web

7" x 9" piece of fusible fleece

Thread (to match background)

Thread (to match letter)

Letter Pattern (see below)

Note: all seams are 1/4 inch. Always iron between steps.

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Cut Out Pillow Fabric

Cut one 16.5" x 16.5" piece of fabric for the pillow front.

Cut one 24.5" x 16.5" piece of fabric for the pillow back.
fabric lay-out

To create your own FREE alphabet for applique, use any software you have that allows you to create interesting letters. Good sources for letters are coloring books and embroidery transfers.

The letters at the right were created using Paint Shop Pro.
Or, you can download our letters, available in pdf format. For instructions on downloading pdf files,
go to: pdf instructions.

Applique Letters A-J      Applique Letters K-Z

Your letters should be approximately 6.5" wide x 8.5" tall. I marked off a 6.5" x 8" area on a piece of paper and drew letters large enough to fill this space, using our pattern as a guide. You can also use a copy machine to enlarge our letters.

Create Your Letter

Cut a 7" x 9" piece of each of the following:
letter fabric
fusible fleece
fusible web

cut out letter

Follow the directions on the fusible web to fuse the web to the wrong side of your letter fabric. If you are using Wonder Under or Heat N Bond (carried in our store), lay down your letter fabric, wrong side up. Place the fusible web over the fabric, paper side up. Iron over the paper side to fuse the web to the fabric.

Place the fusible fleece down, right side up (adhesive side is slightly rougher and is the wrong side)

Peel the paper off the wrong side of your letter fabric. Place your fabric right side up on top of your fusible fleece. Iron over your fabric, fusing the wrong side of your letter fabric to the right side of the fleece.

NOTE: our letters are backwards so they can be traced to fusible web in other projects. For this project, urn the letter pattern over and hold it up to a window. The letters will show through the paper. Trace over the letters (they will not be backwards on your traced side). Place your pattern over the "letter sandwich" on the right side of the fabric and cut out your letter. Set aside.

Repeat for each letter.

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