Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tassel Party and Pillow Tips

I made a new tassel for the tassel party that Cheri is having over at It's So Very Cheri. I made this one with a giraffe that I got from the Dollar Store. I added layers of bullion, brush and ball fringe.

This was the third tassel that I have made, go HERE to see my very first attempt and to see what I use for the inside.

I made some pillows with iron on transfers last weekend and Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle wanted me to give some tips for making them. I was going to either use a stencil or the iron on transfers. After looking around at AC Moore I decided to buy the transfer paper and download some images from the internet. I found free images you can use at Icon Etc. and finally decided on these king and queen crowns and little flourishes with a retro stripe. I couldn't get it to enlarge to the size I wanted so I just made it as big as I could.

Tip #1. Enlarge your image in photoshop to get it to the size you need.
Tip #2 Cut as close as you can to the image. They say to leave 1/2" around it but it does have a clear shiny spot around it.
Tip #3 Once you put your iron down don't lift it until the image is set or it will move.

Tip #4 They have transfer paper for white fabrics and one for black or dark fabrics so, use the right one for your fabric.
Tip #5 You can easily make these reversible by putting something different on the back.

It's really easy, give it a try.........

12 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How cute is that tassel! Nicely done, Tammy!

Anonymous said...

So CUTE !!!!

Kathy :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just darling...Thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great tutorial. It wouldn't be easy for me, but nothing like that is. I love the tassel...I do think I could make those, not as well as you do...but, in some form!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Love the tassel. Stop by my blog if you have a chance...my husband is the guest blogger and i'm hoping everyone will show him some love

Dena

Tara said...

That tassel is sooo cute! Great job!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Love that tassel! Head on over to my blog for a visit...I'm having a great giveaway!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Thanks for the tips Tammy. I've been wanting to try the transfer paper.

pk said...

What a fun tassel - love that you used the giraffe!

pk @ Room Remix

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hi, Tammy.So glad to find your blog. I sewed for years, growing up, then got a way from it. Bought a brand new Singer this summer and haven't touched it. Your blog is just what I need for inspiration and wonderful tips. Thanks!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Too cute, you gals and those tassels, you are making me want to make one...

Janean said...

truly wonderful!!!!!!

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