2020-03-04
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I love my sewing room, it’;s by far my favorite room in my home. It’;s usually pretty messy but I love to find ways to “;spruce up”;?the space. Recently I created a DIY Pillow Cover with one of my favorite “;sewing sayings”; on the front.? Today I thought I’;d share with you how to make it, and how to get the free Cricut SVG file for the saying.

I shared a sneak peek at this project on Instagram a?week or two ago. I actually was just sharing a photo of my dog (who somehow manages to work his way into all of my blog photos lately) and the pillow happened to be in the background.

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Everyone wanted to know where I got the pillow, and I had planned on sharing a tutorial for it later in February, but I ended up with an “;opening”; in my blog schedule today and thought that I’;d share it with you a bit early.

While I was planning out my Quilt Market booth in October I thought it would be fun to add a little something fun to the booth. I designed?and stitched up this pillow in just a few hours (the night before I left, talk about waiting until the last minute). The pillow features fabric from my next lineaccent pillow case baby burlap rug, Derby Day which is due to hit stores in February (hence, why I was going to wait to share the pillow tutorial).

The pillow has one of my favorite sayings “;You can’;t buy Happiness, but you can buy Fabric”;? (obviously, I mean it in a tongue and cheek way).? Since Quilt Market the pillow has been sitting on the sofa in my sewing room. (You can see a full tour of my sewing room HERE).

The other two pillows in the photo can be found HERE.

(FYI, I work as a brand ambassador for Cricut, but this is not sponsored?content, it does contain?affiliate links)

To make the pillow I cut out the design with my Cricut Maker. I then used my Cricut EasyPress to adhere it to my fabric. Here’;s how you make it:

–;Cricut Machine, I use the Maker this project will also work with the Explore Machines

–;Cricut Iron-On Vinyl; Lite, mine was white

-Cricut EasyPress

-2 pieces of fabric each 16″; x 16″;

-Basic Sewing Supplies

-16″; pillow form

-SVG Cut File for the saying- download it on the Cricut Downloads Page.

Recommended?(but not essential):

-Cricut Tools (for easy weeding of the vinyl)

-Cricut BrightPad (also for easy weeding of the vinyl)

Download the SVG file and load it into the Cricut design space.? Click on all of the layers of the word “;Fabric”; and click “;Weld”;. You want to use weld for this part because?it is a word with letters that run into each other. Welding tells the machine to cut the letters as one large image.

After that click on ALL the layers and click “;attach”;. This tells the machine to cut out all of the pieces in the exact place that they are on the file on your screen. Size your image to 11 1/2″; wide.

Load your Iron on Vinyl on to your mat, then click MAKE. Check to make sure you select to mirror?the image on this screen,? then just follow the prompts on your screen.

(note: I did a BIG post all about cutting out and working with Iron On Vinyl, you can find it here if you need more detailed instructions).?

Weed (or peel) the extra vinyl from the cut-out image.

Place it down on your 16″; x 16″; pillow front piece and use your EasyPress to adhere it.

(photo from the post I was telling you about, all about working with iron-on vinyl and the EasyPress)

To finish your pillow, stitch the two 16″; x 16″; pieces right sides facing, leaving an opening in the bottom of the pillow cover. Turn it right side out and slip in your pillow form.? Slip stitch the opening closed.

Alternatively, if you’;d like to make a removable pillow cover, you can see this post that tells you how to make a zippered back for ANY size pillow.

That’;s it!

I also think that this saying would be SUPER cute on a zip pouch! You can buy simple canvas pouches on Amazon, similar to the ones that I used for my Harry Potter Pencil Cases…; You could also add it to the front of a tote bag!

There are more sewing themed Cricut Files on the site too, like the ones I used to decorate some extra quilt rulers in my Sewing Room! You can click HERE to read about how I made the rulers!?

In a couple weeks, I am sharing Thanksgiving table ideas on KC Live. ?I started playing around my design ideas. ?While today’s will not be the tablescape you’ll see on the show, I still thought you’d enjoy seeing it. ?I was inspired by beautiful plaid napkins I found at Pottery Barn and drawn to their soft fall colors and I love integrating a pattern somewhere in my table whether it be linen or china.

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