Here are the directions to make a picture pillow. I made these pillows for my nieces. The picture is one taken at the Michigan Dunes in 1940's. I thought it fun for them to have a pillow picture of their grandma long before they were in the picture.
Materials: one pillow form, one printed fabric, one solid white fabric, piping cord, fabric transfer printer paper.
Step 1: Cut a square of white fabric. I cut the square 12 x 12, the same size as the pillow form. You might want to cut one inch larger for a relaxed fit. I prefer a snug fit. Follow the directions on the fabric transfer package and center the photo on cut square.
Step 2: Cut the width of the printed fabric to 12 x 18 inches. Cut one piece into two pieces. One measured 12 x 10 inches and the other into 12 x 8. Hem roll end on both end pieces.
Step 3: Cut 2 1/2 inch strips to fit pillow. Miter or sew strip ends together and sew onto cord.
Step 4: Pin cording to raw edge of pillow front. Right side faces up.
Step 5: Pin the two printed pieces raw edges together and hemmed side in center, pieces overlapped. Right sides together. Sew around all edges and turn inside out.