No Sew Pillow {West Elm Inspired}

October 24, 2012 by 35 Comments

It has been said, ‘Flattery is the sincerest form of compliment!’  Feel very complimented West Elm, because I totally love your Antler Pillow Cover!  I’ll show you how I made my No Sew Pillow.

West Elm

So much so that I turned on my CAMEO, grabbed some felt and interfacing, then heated up my iron!!!  (I totally want to get a fabric cutter for my CAMEO, pet peeve is mixing craft scissors with fabric scissors).

I found a super cute forward facing Deer Head clipart and imported it into my library.

Then I opened the trace menu on my Silhouette Software (top right).  I selected the image (trace area) with my mouse, played with the settings a little to get a good border highlighted in yellow, then clicked on trace and pulled (and deleted) the colored clip art.  A perfect sketch of my deer head.  I plugged in my Silhouette CAMEO and got the fabric ready.

I cut my felt and interfacing to 12×12 and then ironed the two pieces together.  Took off the back side of the paper from the interfacing and there was a rubbery type texture on one side and a felt texture on the opposite side.  I placed the square piece on my CAMEO mat, inserted it between the rollers and it was ready to be cut.  Here are the settings I used to cut Felt with Interfacing on my Silhouette CAMEO: Speed 2 – Thickness 33 – Blade – 10.  I was using a very thick felt and only had to use my scissors a bit to detach the deer head applique completely.

My Herringbone Pillow in front was a fun clearance find at Target.  I think they were making room for the Nate Berkus Collection (speaking of have you picked up any of his goodies – craziness that all his chotskies are being cleared off the shelf instantaneously – why again was his show canceled).

Remember the Interfacing (rubbery texture) on the back side of my antler applique!?!  I placed my antlers centered on the pillow and enjoyed ironing more than I have in a very long time!  Once the felt was set, I placed it right where it belonged!  L.O.V.E.  – how can something that simple be that cute!?!

Thanks West Elm for my No Sew Pillow Antler Inspiration!  Do you have the CAMEO?  You could print, trace, and cut the shape, but this is so much more precise and SUPER fast, I’m smitten!   >>>If you’d like to use this deer image (here) I added it to this google document so you can download it easily without hunting the web!  XO!  Happy crafting!

Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch

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35 Responses to “No Sew Pillow {West Elm Inspired}”
  1. Kellee Morgan says:

    I am wondering if you could send me a copy of your silhouette too..I’ve spent hours on google images trying to find something similar and cant!

  2. Tonya says:

    I couldn’t get the deer silhouette image to load could you tell me which we sight you found it please? Thanks so much

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