I had big plans for sewing up a pillow for Easter. My friend, Deborah, was graciously allowing me to use her sewing machine but then I had another idea. When I attended a Christmas Craft Fair, I saw a table full of Seasonal Toppers. This was a great idea, you just tie the topper to a pillow form you may already own. Since I like to cross stitch seasonal things I thought this might be a way to use some of my cross stitch without framing it. I decided to give it a try with my Easter piece.
First buy your supplies.
I found this pillow at Tuesday Morning for $10. It unzips so you really have a pillow with a form inside.
I just flipped it over to use this side! When the pillow is in the chair no one will see the reverse side.
I purchased some fusible interfacing. The linen is very thin so ironing the interfacing to the back of my cross stitch piece gives it some strength and it hides all the threads too!! I found this heat and bond...similar to witch stitchery but a wider width. And last some pretty ribbon that coordinated with my cross stitch.
This was fairly easy to do...you have to measure and add the heat and bond without it sticking to your iron!!
Here is the back. I even fused the ties with the heat and bond so this was really NO SEW.