Friday, June 4, 2010

Blog Swap: {The Country Chic Cottage}

Hey y'all! I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage. I am super excited to be on Sew Dang Cute today! So if I am going to blog swap with a blog called "Sew" Dang Cute -- I have to give y'all a sewing tutorial.

How 'bout a tea towel turned into a monogram pillow? Go to the dollar store and get those big tea towels. A pack of 3 is only $3. Course you could use a pretty vintage one for this too! The only other things you will need are some stuffing, your sewing machine, and your printer (PRINTER??? yep you heard right!).

I cut my tea towel into 4 pieces cause it was a big one. This will depend on the tea towel you use -- just make two pieces the size you want your pillow to be. Then make a smaller square for that middle portion that you want monogrammed. The monogram piece needs to be smaller than an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. Why you ask??

Yep we are going to print right on the fabric. Adhere your piece of fabric to some thick paper using spray adhesive. Pick a letter, font, and size. Print right on the fabric.

Now isn't that cool?? Peel the fabric right off of the paper. I used some wax paper and "set" my ink. Just put the wax paper over your image, place a towel on top, and iron. I then tore the fabric to my desired size. Making sure the edges were all frayed.

Love that shabby look! I used a zig zag stitch to put my monogram in the center of my pillow front. Leaving that frayed edge loose...

Then putting the front and back right sides together, I sewed around the outside leaving about 3 inches open. Trim those corners to eliminate the excess.

Then turn right side out. I sewed all the way around again (leaving that same 3 inches open) to give my pillow a "border". Then stuff til you love it.

Sew across that opening -- again twice to leave a border on your pillow. Then enjoy!

I love the feel of the tea towel and the look of the monogram. This one is a keeper!

Come by the cottage to see more great projects and tutorials. And many thanks to Tam for letting me take over today!



  1. What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. That is a great idea...and has to be a lot cheaper than buying/using the photo fabric in your printer right?


  3. That turned out sew cute! Thanks for the info.
    smiles, alice

  4. Love this! Never knew you could print right on it, so cool.

  5. My mom made some of these and they are SUPER cute....clean and crisp! Thanks!


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