I have been wanting to make a DIY pillow like this for Valentine’s Day. But the thought of cutting out all of those hearts was the one thing that discouraged me from giving it a try. But that was until I figured something out!
I figured out that I could cut all of the hearts with my Silhouette Cameo! (Please note, if you don’t have a Silhouette machine you can cut the hearts out with scissors!) IT was so easy to do and made the pillow so much more fun to make.
Cutting fabric on your Silhouette to make this pillow is very easy to do. All you need is a few items.
Pillow cover (I used the VIGDIS linen cover from IKEA.)
½ yard linen fabric
Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer
3M Super Multi Purpose Spray Adhesive
To prepare the fabric for use in your Silhouette, cut 12” square pieces of fabric to fit on your cutting mat.
Spray the fabric with the Terial Magic until the fabric is fully saturated. Let air dry for 15 minutes. The fabric won’t be dry but it will be easier to handle.
Iron the fabric dry, using a pressing cloth if needed to protect your iron. The fabric should be very stiff.
Spray one side of the fabric lightly with the spray adhesive and attach to your cutting mat.
I used Silhouette Design Store Heart of Hearts Design ID#117290. I liked the shape of the hearts but wanted them larger. So I rearranged the hearts by using the Ungroup feature. That allowed me to select a few of the hearts and resized the hearts as I wanted.
Once you have your final design, be sure to select Fabric, Thick when you send it to the Silhouette machine. I used the settings Needle – 5, Speed – 5, Thickness – 33. I also used a double cut.
I cut a total of 27 hearts (three cutting mats worth) and had plenty of hearts for my pillow.
It was very easy to just pull off the fabric from the cutting mat. I then placed the hearts randomly on the pillow and held them in place with straight pins.
I decided to hand sew them on with red quilting thread. You can also use fabric glue or machine sew them, it is entirely up to you.
I love how my Valentine’s Day pillow turned out.