Sunday, February 14, 2010

dachshund pillow

The inspiration came from admiring Charley Harper prints (and a dog in an old blueprint magazine). I used 2 pieces of T-shirt transfer paper and a piece of canvas. Once I had cut out the separate pieces from the transfer paper I arranged them on the canvas like a puzzle (upside down in my case) and began to iron. Please be sure to not overlap the pattern pieces ( I assume it could mess you iron up). If you don't like the small gaps created by the seam, fill them in with embroidery, acrylic paint or a permanent marker.
The only issue I had was that the area you need to iron is huge and can make it difficult to peel off the backing. If this happens to you do the following: after you have ironed down the whole pattern according to the instructions, place the iron on one corner, wait 5 seconds, take off the iron and peel back that corner as much as you can. When you get resistance, place the iron over top that section for 5 seconds, and repeat this process as needed, making your way across the pattern. Once the iron on was set (and cooled) I cut an approximate 1" border, sewed it to a backing fabric, and added a little stuffing (mmm it's so soft). Click on the images below to save/ print


  1. LOVE it!! And I'm a cat person...

    I linked to your project at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  2. Aww, this is darling! I would love to link to this if you didn't mind. I love me some dashshund!

  3. This is fantastic, thanks for sharing! I have selected you for a beautiful blogger award. See this post to play along :)

  4. thanks for the compliments guys!- mea culpa for a slooow response Rachel- of course you can link to this (or anything else on the site)

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  6. Fantastic! It turns out to be very useful and I deside to learn and make one,like this pillow .Thank you!