I have been dying to make this pillow for months. I saw this at Anthropologie about a year ago and I just fell in love with it. I looked at the price tag and it was $198.00!! I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on something I could make myself, so I decided to give it a try. I made this pillow for about $25. It took me awhile to perfect the words for the pillow, but I am giving you printables for a 20×20 inch pillow and for 24×24 inch pillow. I am so excited about how this pillow turned out!
Anthropologie “You are my sunshine” Pillow
you will need:
Pillow Form 20″ square or 24″ square
cream colored denim or twill fabric
Iron on transfers with clear background
First, you need to follow my 15 minute pillow tutorial found here to make your pillow. Make sure to scroll down to the bottom to get the measurements for the pillow you want to make. Make the pillow cover from start to finish and then iron it out flat.
Download the word sheets (links are at the bottom of the post) and then print on the iron transfer paper (make sure you follow the instructions that came with the transfer paper). You will need 3 sheets for the small pillow and 5 for the larger pillow. Cut each word out. Make sure you keep all the corners rounded. I cut as close around the letters as I could to make sure they look good. Next, lay out all the words how you want them.
The printed words are mirror images of what they will look like on the pillow, so just make sure you lay them down in the right direction. Now you need to iron them on. I went over them all just a tiny bit to make them stick and then I went over them individually and peeled off the backing paper. You need to be careful here because the words could easily get messed up if you ironed them either too little or too much. The ones I bought said to keep heat on them for three minutes but when I did that, it looked like this.
For some reason if I left the iron on them too long the word wouldn’t transfer to the pillow very well, but when I just ran over the words smoothly with the iron for about 10 seconds they looked so good. Here is word that I did in less time. I think the amount of time you need to leave the iron on each word depends on how hot your iron is and the kind of fabric you use. I suggest doing some practice on a scrap piece of fabric before you actually iron them on your pillow just to make sure you don’t mess up your pillow!.
When you peel the backing paper off, it should come off really easy. Your words will look like this.
Iron all the words on, shove your pillow form in, and you will have this beauty.
Here is a picture of the one from Anthropology. I think ours looks a lot like the real thing!
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Click here to download the sheets for the 24 X 24 inch pillow
Click here to download the sheets for the 20 X 20 inch pillow
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