This DIY Buffalo Check No-sew Rabbit Pillow is a quick and easy way to bring a little spring decor into your home!
Spring is springing around here! Not the weather, unfortunately, but that’s not stopping the spring decor from coming out to play! This Buffalo Check No-sew Rabbit Pillow is such a cute way to bring some spring and Easter decor into your home with little time or effort. Want to make one? Of course you do, right? 😉
Buffalo Check No-sew Rabbit Pillow
- Cricut Maker
- Rabbit cut file
- 12″ x 24″ standard grip cutting mat
- Pillow cover (my pink pillow cover is the IKEA Gurli)
- Fabric for bunny (similar here)
- Heat n Bond
- Cricut EasyPress
- Pom-pom for tail (optional)
- Fabric Fuse fabric adhesive
Open the rabbit cut file in Design Space and change dimensions if desired to fit your pillow.
Cut fabric and Heat n Bond with an extra ½” allowance. For example, my bunny’s measurements are 11.5″ x 11.79″ so I cut my fabric and Heat n Bond to 12″ x 12 ¼”.
Thoroughly press the fabric and affix Heat n Bond (smooth side up) onto the back of the fabric using the EasyPress.
Place the fabric Heat n Bond liner side down on a 12″ x 24″ cutting mat. If your bunny is smaller than 11.5″ width and height you can use a standard size cutting mat.
Click “Make It” and select your material. Since the fabric for my rabbit pillow is a cotton/flannel with Heat n Bond, I selected Denim under the Fabric options in the Cricut Maker material drop down menu and adjusted the pressure to More. This was the perfect setting and gave me a perfectly clean cut with the Rotary Blade. If you’re using an Explore Air 2, you can use the Deep Cut Blade. Cut the design.
Remove material around bunny and then gently peel the bunny away from the mat. Remove the Heat n Bond lining from the back of the bunny (if it peeled away with the fabric).
Thoroughly press your pillow cover to ensure it is wrinkle-free. Set the EasyPress to the time and temperature appropriate for the fabric you are pressing. Position the bunny where you would like it and preheat that area with the EasyPress then reposition the bunny onto the pillow cover. If your pillow cover is cotton use a press cloth. Start by pressing at the top of the bunny and work your way across and down to ensure the entire bunny is pressed; you can use the timer with each pass of the EasyPress.
I took a poll on my Instagram stories on whether to add a pom-pom tail to my rabbit pillow and vast majority said YES and I agreed; it’s just too cute not to! To attach the pom-pom tail, add a generous amount of Fabric Fuse fabric adhesive to the entire bottom of the pom-pom and secure in place. Allow to dry flat for 4 – 6 hours.
Have you started any spring decorating yet? Thanks so much for reading and have a great day my friends!