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Sunday, May 31, 2015

anchor pillowcases

My post contains an affiliate link to my Etsy shop:)
Anchor pillowcases are a fun project to make using fusible web paper and recycled fabric! 
You can purchase one in my Etsy shop. Make your own. Follow my instructions below.
How-to: 
1. Find your favorite anchor, print a size you like, cut out shape. 
2. Buy some fusing Wonder Under at your local fabric store. 
3. Be sure to place an old towel on top of your ironing board, so you don't ruin your ironing board cover with sticky fusing.
4. Cut your fabric larger than the Wonder Under to keep your iron from getting adhesive on it! 
5. Iron your Wonder Under, over top the fabric you've chosen for your anchor, per box directions. *Rough side of fuse it, onto wrong side of fabric, iron 15 seconds!
6. Trace anchor you previously made, onto the Wonder Under you fused to your fabric, and then cut out your shapes. 
7. Peel away Wonder Under from anchors.
8. Arrange anchors on your pillow case, fabric side up, fuse it side down. Make measurements from top and sides to insure even placement. You can use a little tape to keep anchors in place but remove before ironing. 


9. Be sure to remove any tape from your anchor, and placement is correct. 
10. Dampen a light weight, preferably white, piece of fabric and cover your anchor with, then iron per box directions. 
I've machine stitched the edges of my anchors for durability!
 Anchors Aweigh!
My project was featured:

anchors aweigh pillowcases by Sew Sweet Vintage
anchors aweigh pillowcases by Sew Sweet Vintage

anchor pillow cases by Sew Sweet Vintage



I'm joining up at these lovely link parties.

64 comments:

  1. Those pillows came out very cute! New follower cant wait to see whats next!

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    1. Awe, thanks so much! And, thanks for popping over:)

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  2. Cute pillows! I love anchors. I'm pinning these to my Anchors Aweigh board.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Love your page theme. I'll stop by Sunday:)

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  3. Hi Michele! These pillows are the cutest thing! I love the anchor trend but wasn't sure how I could implement it in my decor. I think these pillowcases are just the answer!

    I wanted to let you know that I featured your pillowcases on my blog yesterday {itsalwaysruetten.blogspot.com} and would love it if you would swing by and take a look! While you're there, be sure to grab my featured button!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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    1. Wow, thanks so much! I love what you found. Added your link to my party, your feature to my page and Pinned your post! Have a great weekend:)

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  4. Thanks to Navy Wife Peters, I leaned something new today about the phrase Anchors aweigh! http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/anchors-aweigh.html

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  5. Your nautical pillow cases are adorable and so fashionable! I've done the same to an ironing board cover. We could start a club :) Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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    1. Thanks so much! Love to see your ironing board cover!

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  6. these are so cute! love your anchor cover up too. perfect for the beach!

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  7. Really cute pillows - you make it seem so simple! I am going to have to try this technique!

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    1. Thankyou. It really is simple, placing the anchor in the right spot is the hardest thing I think:)

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  8. These are adorable and so is Bailey! That's my pup's name too :)

    ~Katie

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  9. So fun for a nautical theme or even just summer! Just thought I would mention that the link button at SYC could not bring me to this post. It said, link didn't exist. That's probably why you are not getting as many comments as usual. I found it on your side bar.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! I tried the link and see what you mean! Must have copy pasted with something missing?

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  10. How sporty looking! I made similar anchors like this for my son's window valance when he was a baby and had a nautical themed room. These pillows would have been a perfect match! Glad you stopped by to see me and let me know you were also at Southern Lovely.

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    1. They sound sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by:) Loved your Southern Belle post too! Flannel with the wedding skirt was absolutely stunning! I'm gonna pin that to my country girl board:)

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  11. Hello, thank you for stopping by via Lavender Garden Cottage. Your cushions are lovely, I'm going to have a nosey around the rest fo your blog now :) Tracy x

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  12. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  13. I love nautical themes and the pillows came out so awesome. This is such a wonderful and inspiring post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us today!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  14. I love these pillows, they turned out so cute!! Thanks for linking up at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party :-)
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Shawna

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  15. We must be on the same track... I have been thinking lately about embroidering a anchor design on a few pillows for my couch. Yours a perfect!

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  16. Your pillowcases are great! Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see them featured!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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    1. Thanks so much Leslie! Of course I'll be by. How exciting:)

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  17. these are absolutely adorable not to mention perfect for my house by the water :) xo, jess
    www.dreamingofleaving.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Give them a try, or stop by my shop where I sell them:) https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewSweetVintageco

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  18. Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday! These are "sew" cute! Stopping by from http://www.everafterinthewoods.com

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  19. These turned out so darling! Awesome job!
    *hugs*deb

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  20. So so cute! So glad you shared at Do Tell Tuesday--I picked it to feature! Come grab a button :)

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    1. Wow, thanks Stephanie!!! Stopping over:)

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  21. What a fun project. I live in Florida and decorate with a lot of nautical things! And I love pillows! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting all the way from Florida:)

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  22. Too cute!! Love the anchors. I've never used Wonder Under but it looks pretty easy!

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    1. Thanks:) With all the silhouette stuff out there, fabric fuse is not in the spot light, but it's a great product and I'm not a sponsor! Happy Summer

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  23. Adorable! My nautical Grandfather would've loved those. Thanks for sharing with the Merry Monday Linky Party!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by with a sweet comment!

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  25. I love anything nautical! These pillows would be perfect for my place at the beach! I just wish I knew how to sew! Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit me sometime!

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  26. Hi Michele, I love your pilowcases! So perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ana. Thanks for popping by. I'm reading about Portugal in a travel book by Frances Mayes:)

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  27. I love anchors! These pillowcases are so cute. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

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  28. I love these anchor pillowcases! I featured them at this week's Submarine Sunday link party.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party!

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    1. Hi T'onna! Thanks so much. I'll link it to my features page:) Hugs

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  29. These are so cute!! TFS!! Stopping by from Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party.

    Have you seen the shirt I made for my husband?? http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.de/2014/07/another-button-down-shirt-for-e.html

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    1. Thanks Alisha! Popped over and I <3 your hubby's shirt too:)

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  30. This is awesome and simple, which I love. :-) I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this post on my blog at Tuesdays with a Twist, come by and check it out. Thanks again and have a great week.

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  31. Hello!

    Did something happen to your heart pillow tutorial?? I saw it on another blog and it directed me here and it said it wasn't available!

    I would love to be able to make one and they are so lovely!!

    Could you possibly put the tutorial back up??

    Thanks!
    -B

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    1. Hi B,
      Thanks so much! I redrafted the post. Here it is http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/diy-heart-pillow.html

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  32. Thank you!! They are so adorable, can't wait to make one!

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  33. So darn cute! Thanks for sharing at Project Pin it! I pinned the to the Project Pin it board on Pinterest.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  34. I love anchors and the nautical look! The anchors stand out nicely with the red pillowcases, nice job, pinning this!

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