Here is another quick and easy Valentine project to make with your Silhouette or Cricut.  Holiday pillows are fun to make and can save you a ton of cash over buying them. Today, I’ll show you how I made this quick and easy pillow with a brushed look.

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For this pillow, I used the brushed font start today.  Lots of times, brushed fonts don’t work so great with vinyl projects because they can make weeding a nightmare.  Lucky for you, I took some time and edited this design to make weeding fairly simply.
Here’s what you need:
  • Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
  • HTV vinyl
  • Weeding tool
  • fabric (how much will depend on the size of your pillow)
  • pillow insert (mine is 16″ x 16″)
  • Iron or heat press
  • Cut File (see link below)Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but will earn a small percentage for sales as an affiliate. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Here’s what you do:
To start, upload your file into your cutting software.  Adjust the size to fit your pillow (mine is approx. 10″ x 10″).  Be sure to mirror your design.  Then load and cut with HTV vinyl.
Then, get to work weeding away the excess vinyl.  This step took me less than five minutes, so hopefully it’s quick for you, too.  Next, cut out your fabric.  I followed this tutorial for my pillow cover.  Iron all your fabric pieces, so they are flat and wrinkle free.  Then, follow the manufacturers instructions to apply the HTV to the front piece of the pillow cover.
I started with the black HTV.  I centered it on all sides and then used my iron to apply it.
Next, I did the red heart.  I just put it where I thought it looked good, no measuring there.
After your design is complete, finish sewing the pillow cover.  Envelope pillows are so easy to make!  This whole project can be done is less than 30 minutes.
What do you think? Do you like to look of brushed fonts?
Want to make your own?  Download the free cut file below.

In case you’re new here…

I’ve been learning how to make my digital cutter files available in different file formats, so I can share them with you!  Once you have downloaded the free files, you can use them anytime to create projects for personal use only.  Please do not share, resell, or claim any of these files as your own. You can purchase the file with a Commercial License from my shop. Here is the freebie. Enjoy!

As always, if you have any problems with the files, please let me know. I’ve included .png, .svg. .ai, .eps, and .dxf, in the zip file. Just click to download.

NOTE:  Some computers/browsers are displaying the .svg file with an extension of html or something similar.


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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but will earn a small percentage for sales as an affiliate. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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