The other day I was browsing new shapes in the online store and saw a cute little tandem bicycle. It made me think of my friend Lynley, and I promptly sent her the link. She and her hubby go on rides around town on their cute yellow tandem bicycle for date night. Fun right?
This picture was the inspiration for today’s project…heat transfer his and hers decorative pillows.
To create your own… Open the tandem bicycle shape in Silhouette Studio and in the Page Tools window change the width to 9″, the width of the heat transfer.
Then, as with all heat transfer projects you want to mirror the design. You can do this a couple of different ways. With the shape selected go to the replicate window and select mirror image. Then delete the original shape.
Or, you can select the shape and right click (ctrl+click if using a Mac) then select flip horizontally.
Once the shape is flipped resize the shape to fit the size of your pillow cover. Once you have it the desired size, select the knife tool, hold down the shift key and slice the image in half creating two separate shapes.
Now the images are ready to be cut… so you’ll load the heat transfer into your machine, shiny side down. Then go to the Silhouette Cut Settings window and select Silhouette Heat Transfer, adjust your blade accordingly and then click cut.
Once your shapes are cut, use the hook tool to weed out the negative space of the design off the plastic backing leaving only the design you want to transfer.
Then you’ll place the designs on your pillow covers face down so it looks like your original shape before mirroring. I placed mine about 1/2″ from the inside edge so they looked right sitting next to each other once the pillows were insterted.
Next, place a cloth over the design and press firmly with your iron for about 45 seconds.
Then, carefully remove the clear plastic transfer sheet, insert your pillows, toss them on the bed and you’re done!