Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo

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Hi there!  Welcome back.  Today is my first post for the Silhouette Creator’s Monthly Bloggers Challenge group and I am excited to be a part of it.  Each month I will create a project using my Silhouette Cameo.  Then all of us in the group post our projects on the same day and share our links.  So you can read about my fabulous Silhouette Throw Pillows then check out all the others too.

The theme this month is Winter Wonderland and I created some throw pillows that closely resemble two that I had seen in a really nice shop.

 

 

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows

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I have been on a pillow frenzy for the past year I think.   You can see my welcome pillow, the pillows on our bed and my Ho Ho Ho pillows.  Obviously,  I love to make my own but have been pricing them in the stores. Did you know that they run anywhere from $15 – $60?

When my mom and I were browsing some stores a couple of weeks ago we saw some exceptionally cute holiday throw pillows and fell in love with them.  The pair would have been over $50.  I knew I could re-create a version of them myself.

I found a snowflake and a tree that I liked on Google Images.  My husband is a wiz with Auto-Cad so he created a similar version of the images and made them into a Silhouette file for me.  (He is so awesome).

 

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

 

Joann’s had the best snowflake fabric with just a hint of glitter in it  It was perfect for the Winter Wonderland theme.

Cutting Fabric With The Silhouette

Cutting fabric on the Silhouette is so easy.  I remember cutting them out by hand before I had the Silhouette and it can be done but it takes longer and is never as crisp and perfect.

I like to use the Fabric Stabilizer.  There are two kinds.  One is a temporary iron on that allows the fabric to stay in place so you can stitch it onto your background fabric and the other is an iron on that does not need to be stitched.  I have the temporary kind so mine needed some stitching.  I like the extra detail the stitching adds to the pillows so I wanted it this way.  It just took some extra time.

Follow the instructions on the Fabric Stabilizer packaging to cut out the design.

The thing I love about the Silhouette is that it helps you to choose the right settings.  Choose the fabric setting you need.  Mine was a thinner cotton fabric and set your blade to the suggested number.   I use the Fabric Blade.  I think this is probably just a regular blade but if I have the special packaging my husband doesn’t use it for paper or for his plastic and it remains sharp enough to cut the fabric.

After my designs were cut I ironed them onto the front of the drop cloth fabric.  This was done prior to completing the “envelope” pillow cover.

For the tree I stitched all the way around the edge.

 

 

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

 

And for the snowflake I stitched down the center of the design.  It took a few minutes but I love the look.

 

 

 

The silver studs are brads from my scrapbooking stash.  I created a small hole using a push pin then added the brad.

Here they are with their pillow form. They are a small size and are perfect for my holiday decor.

 

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

 

 

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

 

I am in love with the way they turned out and am glad I decided to create my own.  Don’t forget to check out all of the other bloggers projects and get some ideas and inspiration for your next Winter Wonderland creation!

 

Silhouette Creators Challenge Winter Wonderland

  1. A Turtles Life From Home – Hand Lettered Holiday Scroll
  2. Michelle James Designs Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using the Silhouette Cameo
  3. Uncookie Cutter – Tree Stand Box
  4. Vintage Romance Style – Cabin Cozy Scrap Wood Snowflake
  5. Simply {Darr}ling – Upcycled Christmas Card Display
  6. Knock It Off Kim – DIY Christmas Stocking Tags
  7. Houseful of Handmade – DIY Vintage Christmas Scroll
  8. Dwell Beautiful – Glittery Christmas Song Lyric Art
  9. Morena’s Corner – Make Black and White Cards
  10. Rachel Teodoro Lighted Christmas Tree Truck
  11. Pocketful of Posies – DIY Simple Joy Ornament

Thanks for stopping by,

Michelle


 

 

Michelle

16 Comments

  1. Carolann

    I am in love with these pillows! The studs were such a great idea. Great job Michelle! So festive and warm and cozy.

    08 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann. I love them too. They are great decor for my room.

      08 . 12 . 2016
  2. Nancy Janssen

    So cute, Michelle! Love the addition of the silver brads and the topstitching; they look top end. Great work!

    08 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Nancy! You always have such kind words. I appreciate every single one of them. Thanks so much for reading the posts!

      08 . 12 . 2016
  3. Christina in FL

    Gorgeous! I love the addition of the brads! Yesterday I found out the free program Inkscape can change jpeg photos into SVG files. It might be what your wonderful husband uses but… just in case… here’s a link to a tutorial. 🙂
    https://designbundles.net/design-school/how-to-convert-a-jpeg-to-svg-in-inkscape
    All the best and happiest holidays!

    08 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Christina. Thanks for the link. I need a program so I don’t have to rely on him all of the time. I appreciate it very much!

      08 . 12 . 2016
  4. Rachel Teodoro

    These are too cute! I love that you used brads for them. Genius idea!

    08 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Rachel! They really were fun to make and I really think the brads add a lot!

      08 . 12 . 2016
  5. Michelle James

    I have a pillow obsession & love these! The fabric is great & I love that you used drop cloth! So festive!

    08 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      I love drop cloth and use it for many things. I love pillows too and I don’t seem to have enough yet. I am glad you like them.

      09 . 12 . 2016
  6. Morena

    What a great design!

    09 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Morena!

      09 . 12 . 2016
  7. April R - Uncookie Cutter

    These turned out beautiful Michelle! I’m still so new, I didn’t know you could cut fabric! The possibilities are endless!

    11 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi April! Cutting fabric is easy when you have the right tools to do it. I love it! I am still pretty new as well and need to venture out into other avenues. I tend to stick to the basics. LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      11 . 12 . 2016
  8. Kati

    These are so cute! I would rather make my own than buy them too, I’m way too cheap 🙂 The brads are my favorite part. Such a great detail.

    17 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Kati! Thanks. I love the brads and I love making my own pillows. I just made some for friend and had a blast making them. Thanks for stopping by!

      18 . 12 . 2016

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