Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My French Canvas Pillows - Super Cute!!

Well, if you read my previous entry you will see that I was going to try and make the pillows I had posted a picture of using the CitroSolv method.......Well, if you also read the comment below my post, you will see that I had no luck with my transfers!

After emailing, and reading and searching blogs, I found another method that worked out FABULOUS! I used Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper which I bought on It took a little over a week to get here but it was worth the wait. While I was waiting for it, I went to Michael's craft store and got a few other transfer methods to try but no matter what I did you could see where I put it on. So, those were epic failures too.

I still want to try the CitraSolv method (if I can find a copy machine that will work!) because there is so much you could use it for beyond fabric!

To make these pillows I followed a tutorial on Instead of the CitraSolv steps, I did the TAP transfers. Thank you Nicole Wright for those great instructions. This is the first project that I have ever sewn that turned out! Yeah!!

I used a canvas painters tarps from Home Depot. I washed it 2 times to get the gunk off and to also make it softer (like a pillow should be). The tarp was around $30 for a 12' x 20' size. I only used about 1/8 of it and made 4 pillows. So I should be able to make lots more. To buy the pillows in the Restoration Hardware catalog - $30 dollars (average) for EACH pillow. I just save myself $90.

Check out the pictures of my pillows in all of their cuteness (above)


Gaby Bee said...

What a wonderful collection! Your pillows are amazing!

Hope your day is going great!
Gaby xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have not tried citrisolve yet. I understand you have to use a copier that uses toner? Your pillows are gorgeous! Yes, I used Mod Podge for my sheet music suitcase.....Messy!!!


Michelle @ The Fab Faux, LLC said...

Thank you both for the nice comments.
I have about 12 more pillow to make for an upcoming sale that me and my crafty friends are putting on.

Vintage Station said...

Love the stuff...can hardly wait for the sale!