March 2, 2016
-Assorted green embroidery floss
-14×14 Pillow Form
-Reactive gold foil
-Iron on adhesive transfer
-Stencils or letter cut-outs (template here)
First, start making your TASSELS! I decided that 8 tassels on each side of the pillow would be sufficient and I wanted a green ombre look so I chose 8 different colors of green. Each bunch of embroidery floss makes two tassels so I bought 2 packages of each color.
Cut a small piece of cardboard to the length that you want your tassels. I wanted my tassels to be about 2 1/2 inches so I cut my cardboard to 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. Start wrapping the embroidery floss around the cardboard. Keep track of how many times you go around so that each tassel will be even. I went around 30 times.
Cut a 4 inch piece of the same color of embroidery floss and tie a knot on the top edge of your bundle.
Fold your bundle in the middle where the knot is then cut another 4 inch piece of embroidery floss. Tie the floss in a knot about 1/2 inch from the top! Trim the ends so that they are even. And there you have it, the cutest little tassel!
Now we can start sewing the pillow case! It’s really easy! Cut a 14 1/2×14 1/2 piece of fabric and two 10 1/2×14 1/2 pieces. Fold and iron a finished edge onto each of the 10 1/2×14 1/2 pieces on the longer side, then sew down the line.
Layer the two smaller pieces onto the bigger piece, good sides together on the inside and sew around the edge.
Take an embroidery needle and some of the left over floss and tack on the tassel onto the edge of the pillow case. Make sure you are evenly spacing them, you might want to pin them first just to make sure they end up being even.
Use stencils to spell out the saying “You are my pot of gold” or print out this template on cardstock and cut out the letters. If you’re not crazy about this saying then you can totally do any other saying, get creative with it! Trace the letters onto the papery side of the Iron on adhesive.
Cut out the letter you have traced then lay them out onto the pillow case in your desired layout.
Put a piece of parchment paper onto of your letters then iron on the letters on a steam-less setting.
Cut a piece of foil so that it will cover all the letters. Put the parchment paper over then iron again. Don’t peel off the foil immediately, let it cool down so that the maximum amount of foil sticks to the adhesive.