Since my pink sofa arrived last month I’ve been wanting to make some throw pillows for it. I finally got around to making a couple simple pillow covers using some gold pleather I had left over from making the gold scalloped napkins and some fabric I picked up at the local fabric store. And what would I put on the pillows other than scallops and a big heart, right?
I wanted to make these as easily and quickly as possible so I turned used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the pleather appliqués and Fabric Paper Glue’s awesome envelope pillow tutorial for the pattern (it’s seriously such a great tutorial). When using your Silhouette to cut out pleather and other thick fabrics I found it works best when you iron on the sewable fabric interfacing to the back of the fabric and cut it on a cutting mat. I used the 12″ x 24″ mat when cutting out the gold scallops and the 12″ x 12″ mat for the heart.
Use the following settings when cutting plether on your Silhouette:
– Blade 10
– Speed 3
– Thickness 33
– Do not double cut
Time: 1 hour
– 1/5 yard gold pleather
– Sewable fabric interfacing
– Heart and scallop SVG files
– 1/2 – 1 yard of fabric per pillow, depending on size
– Silhouette Cameo
– Sewing machine and thread
If you don’t have a Silhouette you can cut out the printable templates out on 11″ x 17″ paper and trace the patterns onto the pleather.