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Digital image to personalized heart-shaped fabric cover

This is not a cover for fabric, this is a cover made of fabric. However, I suppose you could cover fabric with it if you want to.

This is simply a method of turning a black and white digital image into a large heart-shaped fabric throw that can be made of any two fabrics of your chosing.

I made mine for use with the Inflatable Love seat.
 
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Step 1: Go get stuff

Materials:

- A computer with Photoshop
- A black and white printer
- 60 sheets of paper (give or take)
- Scissors
- Masking tape
- Tracing Paper
- 200 beaded pins
- Thread (to match fabric)
- Fabric for foreground color (as large as you want to make your heart)
- Fabric for background color (as large as you want to make your heart)
- A sewing machine
- A sewing needle
- Photoshop file (see below)

Step 2: Black and white.

Open up heart_template.psd in Photoshop.

Create a new layer behind the layer entitled "heart border."

On this layer create the black and white image that you want to turn into a large fabric throw. The ideal image would be simplified and ideally consist of one large inter-connected shape. At the very least it should not hundred of small shapes. The fewer ___ pieces there are, the easier it will be to sew later.

If you are not a competent artist, but want to make something that looks nice see the next step on how to posterize a photo with decent results. Competent digital artists can skip that step.
sujcool1134 years ago
 hi randofo
i made this for my boyfriend and he loved it.. thank u for ur lovely instructions... cheers!
randofo (author)  sujcool1134 years ago
That's cool! I'm glad it worked out for you. As far as I know, you are the first person to have made this one. Do you have any photos? I always like seeing what other people have made with the instructions I post.
 hi randofo!
this is what i made using ur instructions.. thank you.. thats me and my boyfriend.
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catboo225 years ago
the rastorbator doesnt work
sthwicked5 years ago
I have just read the inflatable love seat instructable before finishing this one, and I gotta say: bravo! how long did it take for you to finish the whole thing? the cover and the ILS? I'm no expert in sewing so I would imagine that my version is going to take weeks! :D
randofo (author)  sthwicked5 years ago
Thanks! Two weeks intensive labor. I barely knew how to sew before I started this. It was a learning process. The cover was a nightmare. If I had to do it again, I would baste the fabric.
dude this is awesome! what material did you use? the red and black material?
it looks like crushed velvet to me.
ian7 years ago
WOW! That looks like a LOT of work. It looks great too.