When it comes to holidays, I like to spoil the kids who call me aunt. ( I actually think it is part of the job description.) The box of fun sent their way usually has a treat or two they love and something handmade by me. This Easter…they are getting bunny pillow cards.
Supplies you’ll need to create a similar project:
- heat transfer material
With all of the designs in the Silhouette design store, the shaped pillow possibilities are kind of endless. I am no seamstress, so the best part about these pillows is that they are just fun and perfection isn’t required. They would even be a great project for kids who have an interest in sewing.
To get started:
- Once you’ve selected the design you want to use, cut it out of heat transfer material and iron it onto a piece of fabric.
- Using your scissors, cut around the heat transfer design leaving about an inch on all sides.
- Now, flip that over and pin it to a second piece of fabric.
- Using the first piece as a guide, cut the same shape out of the 2nd piece of fabric and you are ready to sew.
- You can either hand stitch, or use a sewing machine to stitch around the outside of the design with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a couple of inches open at the bottom.
- Turn the pillow inside out so that you can see the bunny design.
Now, to add a personal touch and turn the shaped pillow into a card by adding a sentiment and my signature…
- Using a black sharpie, write a quick sentiment on a scrap piece of paper.
- Take a picture of it with your phone and email it to yourself, or use a scanner to scan the image and then open it in Silhouette studio. Here is mine…
- Now, in the trace window click on select trace area and then click/drag your mouse over the entire image to select it all.
- Deselect high pass filter, then select low pass filter and adjust each of the sliders until your image is completely highlighted.
- Click trace, and move the original image off of the mat.
- Now, you should have your sentiment and signature as a cuttable design.
- There were a couple of stray parts in the J of my signature that I didn’t really like, so I double clicked on the design which allowed me to edit all of the points
- I selected the points I wanted to remove and clicked delete point in the point editing window.
- Once it looked the way I wanted it to, I used the bunny design as a guide to resize the sentiment so it would fit perfectly on the back of the pillow.
- Then, I moved the bunny off the mat, flipped the sentiment horizontally, and cut it out of the same heat transfer material that I used for the bunny.
- Next, I ironed the sentiment onto the backside of the bunny pillow, filled it with batting and stitched the bottom closed.
Now you’ve got a super snuggly card that can even be thrown in the washing machine to keep clean!
What design would you pick for a shaped pillow card?