Presidents Day Pillow

In honor of Presidents Day I thought I would repost mypatriotic pillow of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with penny button details.  Now this pillow doesnt get much use.  However, I do pull it out for the week after Valentines Day and again near the 4th of July.  And everyone always comments on how

And look at the cute penny buttons I made to go with it.  Squuueeeall!

1.   I purchased my doming block from Harbor Freight.   I think it was around $25 on sale.

2.   Place the penny (heads up) into the doming block and take one of the dappers (I used 18) and hold it tight to the middle of the penny and pound away with a heavy hammer.

And it will slightly dome your penny like so

3. Next polish up your penny with the metal polish and a soft cloth.   Drill two small holes into the sides of Abrahams head for the button holes using an electric drill and a small bit made for metal.

4. Next up I used my digital Silhouette machine to design and cut out Abraham Lincoln and George Washingtons silhouettes.

5.   Then I ironed my transfers onto my pillow front.   And peeled back the plastic protective sheet.

6.   Prior to that I pressed each side under 1.5 and then made three buttonholes with my sewing machine.

7.   Then I added cording and sewed my pillow all up.   I turned it right sides out and admired our founding fathers.

8.   I hand stitched my penny buttons in place and added a 12 x 16 pillow form.

And there you have ita Presidents Day Pillow.

If you would like this file for the Silhouette machine click here to download it for free.

Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here

Left to right:Christmas Subway Art PillowChalkboard Fabric Silhouette PillowsLucky Pillow with Domed Penny ButtonPottery Barn Nest Knock Off PillowPresidents Day Canvas PillowDefinition of Adventure PillowChristmas Glitter Ornament PillowHome Sweet Home Pillow

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