I’m still learning the ropes of my Silhouette, so no judging how simple or elementary this project is.
But, aren’t fabulous simple projects what you love?
And I think that my horse silhouette pillow is pretty fabulous. And simple.
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And if you don’t have a Silhouette, I’m pretty sure you could easily make this project without one.
So, first, you are gonna need a pillow. I made my pillow out of leftover fabric I had from the new navy and white striped curtains you may have noticed in my kitchen tour. The fabric came from Ikea and it was a whopping $2 a yard. Needless to say, I came back with more navy and white striped fabric than I can ever use. They will probably cover my coffin in it. You could always use an existing pillow you have or grab a pillow cover from Hobby Lobby. Whatever floats your boat.
I just did a simple small rectangle pillow that was 17 inches x 10 inches before sewing it together.
I purchased the horse shape from the online Silhouette store. Did you really think I could draw that horse myself with my elementary skills? I know there is some trace feature, but I haven’t conquered that one either.
I played with the size of the horses and cut them out on printer paper unil I had the right size.
The right size for the horse turned out to be about 6 x 7.5.
I cut out my horse on felt. Learn from my mistakes, DO NOT buy the felt that already has a sticky back. It will not work. Just buy the plain old $0.50 a piece felt at Hobby Lobby. Once I did have the right felt, I made my settings as follows, which seemed to work ok for me.
This is what the felt looked like when it came out of the Silhouette.
There were places where it didn’t go all the way through. I’m sure if I had a separate fabric blade, it would have cut more, but it was easily fixed with a pair of scissors.
After I cut out the horse, I adhered it to the pillow with hot glue.
It is definitely improving the look of my ugly brown couch.
What do you think? Too simple for you? haha!
Looking for more things to make with your Silhouette?
Check out these vintage-esque holiday gift tags.
These pumpkin place card holders also used my Silhouette.
And I made this fun and colorful party banner with it too!
Like what you see?