I love throw pillows. Mellow man not so much. Last Valentine’s Day, I made a pillow using Heat-N-Bond and a felt place mat. Later in the year I made other envelope pillows, and I’ve found that they are very easy to sew. The best part of envelope pillows is the ability to change them easily and quickly. I like being able to change the covers to suit the season, and gives me more decorating options. I wanted to try my hand at making envelope pillows using Heat N Bond, rather than sewing. I know that sometimes it just isn’t convenient to pull out the sewing machine, so I thought I’d see if I could make a no sew version of the envelope pillow, like the curtain that I made a few weeks ago. I also wanted to try my hand at making a few Valentine’s Day pillows with Heat Transfer Vinyl with my trusty Silhouette Portrait. It took me a bit to figure out the best way to make these No Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows, but I did end up with two cute no sew Valentine’s Day pillows.
First, I measured out the fabric, and cut it to approximately the right size. Then folded the top and bottom edge of the fabric, and ironed a crease. I then positioned the Heat N Bond and ironed it into place.
Once the top and bottom edges are secured, I overlapped them. I measured them to the desired size, and carefully ironed the top and bottom of the pillow cover. I did this several times until the crease was very clear. I did this because I needed to flip the fabric over, and position the Heat N Bond on the correct side of the fabric to seal the two sides.
I put two lengths of Heat N Bond long the two side edges of the pillow. It took a bit longer to secure the Heat N Bond carefully, as there are now more layers of fabric. Once the sides were sealed, I trimmed the extra fabric off, and turned the cover so that the right side of the cover was facing out.
I used two different silhouette designs, one that said, “Be Mine,” and the other said “I Love U.” I used flocked black and red Heat Transfer Vinyl for the designs. I ironed the covers until they were smooth, and then positioned the designs on the front of the pillow covers. I followed the directions for ironing the Heat Transfer Vinyl into place. The “Be Mine” design was one piece and all red, so it was very quick to attach it, but it took some positioning to get the black and red HTV into place.
Once the designs were ironed into place, I put the pillow into the pillow cover, and viola the pillow cover is done. I do want to say that it is easy to make these pillow covers with Heat N Bond, so they require no sewing; however, I actually prefer the way the sewn pillow covers move and feel. I think that sewing is sturdier, but if you can’t use a sewing machine, this is a very do-able alternative method of creating a pillow cover.
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
- No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by My Mom Made That
- No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
- Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
- Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
- Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
- DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
- Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
- Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
- Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
- Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
- Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
- Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
- Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
- Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
- “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
- Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
- Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
- Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
- “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
- DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
- Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
- Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
- Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
- Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
- Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
- DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
- Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
- Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
- DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
- Birthday Challenge by Fadville
- Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
- Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
- “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
- Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
- Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
- Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
- Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
- Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
- Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
- Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
- Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
- Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
- Teddy Bear by Work in Progress