You guys know I looove me some no-sew crafting! I also love throw pillows, especially Christmas ones, so my no-sew skills were put to great use to make this JOY no-sew Christmas pillow!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Reason 1,537 I love my Cricut Maker is how is cuts fabric like butter. No fray, no mess; just clean, sharp lines. That was crucical for this pillow since it has so many edges and shapes. I really wanted a pillow with a quilt look, although I don’t know how to sew (I did just get a machine so I will learn soon!) This process can be used for any type of design that you’re going for a quilted look. Wanna see how easy it is?
No-Sew Christmas Pillow
- White pillow cover and pillow insert
- Cricut Maker
- JOY No-sew Pillow Christmas Pillow cut file
- Cotton Christmas fabric in patterns/colors of your choice
- Heat n Bond
- Ribbon (optional)
- Iron-on vinyl – black, red and silver
- EasyPress or iron
- Press cloth or parchment paper
Open the JOY No-sew Pillow Christmas Pillow cut file in Design Space and adjust the size as necessary to fit your pillow. I used a 16″ square pillow. Select how many fabrics you will use in the ornament and change their colors so that the right pieces are cut for the right fabrics.
Set mats to cut. Cut out the J and Y with red iron-on and the ornament outline with silver iron-on. * Remember to mirror text when using iron-on and the liner side should face down on the cutting mat.
You can see by looking at the mats exactly how much fabric you should cut to place on the cutting mat. Once you’ve cut the fabric out and you’re ready to cut on the Cricut, cut pieces of Heat n Bond to the same sizes and attach the Heat n Bond to the back of the fabrics according to the instructions. Peel off the backing once cool.
Switch out the blade on the Cricut Maker to the rotary blade. Place bonded fabric onto the Fabric Mat. Select Cotton Bonded as cutting material and switch the blade type to rotary. Cut.
Look at how crisp the fabric lines are cut! ↓
Line up the letters on your pillow to determine placement. Set EasyPress to 305° and 30 seconds.
You’ll press the iron-on vinyl first (not the fabric yet). Cover letters with a sheet of parchment paper or a press cloth and press for 30 seconds. Repeat for the entire design.
Allow to cool for 2 – 3 minutes before attempting to peel back lining. If the iron-on lifts with the lining do not remove it. Press it for 10 more seconds and try peeling back again. If necessary, repeat again until the liner lifts easily leaving the design on the pillow.
Position the first piece of fabric inside of the ornament. It’s best to iron-on one piece at a time in case there is any slight shift when pressing. Repeat for remaining pieces. Cut a thin strip of heat n bond to fit the ribbon and adhere as above (you will only need to press for about 10 seconds). Position the ribbon on the ornament and press as with the fabric.
I may not know how to quilt but I think I pulled off a pretty good fake with this no-sew Christmas pillow, what do you think? 😉 If no-sew is your jam, too check out my fall no-sew pillow and this no-sew Easter pillow, too!
What style of no-sew pillow would you make?
Jill Anselmi says
I love this pillow, but the joy cut file is no longer available 🙁
Hi Jill! Sorry about that! The cut file was from when Design Space was only online. I just updated the link to work in the new Design Space. Please let me know if you have any issue with it. I’d love to see it when you’re done!
Lydi your pillow is so cute!! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your JOY pillow at our upcoming party 🙂
Aw thank you so much Emily, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!! 🙂
Marie | DIY Adulation says
I never would have thought to parse out the different designs for the ornament like this. That is so smart! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!
Thanks so much Marie! I hope you had a Merry Christmas! 🙂
I am so excited that Santa may bring me a cricut. I can’t wait to create amazing décor like this. Love your coordination of color and pattern.
Thanks so much Julie! I’m excited for your too, you will absolutely love it! Merry Christmas!
I would like to make a no-sew Rudolph pulling Santa’s sleigh pillow with the Cricut
Oh my goodness, that sounds so cute Faith! I’d love to see a picture of it when you’re done! Merry Christmas! 🙂