How to Make Photo Pillows

How to Make Photo Pillows for gifts and friends

One of my favorite teaching projects is to make photo pillows for friends and family.  My 4 year old grandson said “I’m so proud of Grandma for Making this Pillow”  Photo Pillows are a great way to share memories of fun times.

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Photo Fabric

Photo Paper Printing

It’s As Easy As 1.2.3
Print, Peel and Sew Photo Pillows
Follow the directions on the package for printing and then you are ready to sew!

1.Frame your photo with any 1/8” or 3/16” decorative cording with lip.

A. Sewing Welt Cord on fabric photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Tips for sewing square corners with lip cord: While your needle is in the down position fabric cut into the lip along side of the zipper fo

C Sewing corners with cordingE Creating Sharp corners

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. While the needle is in the down position, pivot fabric to sew around corner and continue sewing the cording to the next corner and repeat on the remaining corners to frame the photo

F Cording on Photo FabricG Sharp Corners with cording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Press the cording towards the back of the photo.
H Pressing the cording

 

 

 

 

5. Place the photo on the center of the pillow fabric. Measure all 4 edges to insure it is placed in the center.
I Center photo on pillowJ Centered Fabric Photo

 

 

 

 

 

6. Pin the photo in place. Attach the photo by stitching in the ditch. (Stitch between the edge of the photo and the decorative inside edge of the trim cording).

L Stitching in the ditch cordingM Stitching Fabric Photo to pillow fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola’! Your photo is stitched to the pillow front!

N Finished Photo Pillow
Purchase the Photo Paper online at www.homesewingdepot.com and receive free printed instructions.

Download Instructions

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