I'm calling this my accidental Santa pillow. Yup, I never intended to make a pillow yesterday.
I was working on some decorative bowl filler sacks using some vintage fabric. I got this great ticking from Etsy earlier in the week from one of my favorite shops - Kitteridge Mercantile. Anywho, I had this long piece and after I had sewed the sides and bottom, I realized it was too long for a sack.
Long story short, I ended up adding some filling and closing up the side that was still open. So now I had a plain pillow. I went through my crafting stash and couldn't find anything I liked to add to the front. I spied one tiny piece of iron-on transfer paper and printed off this Santa image.
Problem was, I had already stuffed the pillow. Could I iron-on the transfer when it wasn't completely flat? The answer to that question is yes! It was definitely tricky but as you can see, my image transferred on just fine - albeit, it's a little light. I added a grungy bell and 25 tag on a red safety pin to finish it up.
And that is the story of my accidental Santa pillow!