Lucky Pillow

I needed to change out my President’s Day pillow and update it with the current season/holiday.   So I started playing around with my Silhouette machine and cut out some fabric to create a St. Patty’s Day pillow.




Silhouette machine
Heat N Bond Ultra Hold
Green & White Damask Fabric
Button penny (see President’s Day pillow for penny how-to)
Canvas or
12” x 16” pillow form
Ironing Board

1.   I found a four leaf clover image online and converted it to cut out on my Silhouette machine. Email me if you would like the file. Using the CAC Pinafore font from I typed out the word “lucky.”


2.   I ironed on the Heat N Bond Ultrahold onto the back of my fabric.   Then I removed the backing and adhered it to my heavy carrier sheet.

3. I cut it out with my pink cap on a 33 thickness and a speed of 3 with a double cut.   It worked okay but I did have to trim it a little.   I am anxious to try the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing as soon as arrives at my door.

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4.   I ironed that onto my canvas fabric.   I thought adding a little lucky penny was a cute embellishment.

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5.   I just made an easy fold over enclosure on the back.

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Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here…


Left to right: Christmas Subway Art PillowChalkboard Fabric Silhouette PillowsLucky Pillow with Domed Penny ButtonPottery Barn Nest Knock Off PillowPresidents Day Canvas PillowDefinition of Adventure PillowChristmas Glitter Ornament PillowHome Sweet Home Pillow

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I love the new pillow Beckie!! That fabric is adorable and it looks so great against the canvas!

That turned out great – LOVE IT!! And so clever to put the lucky penny on there!
Thanks for sharing!
Missy & Kimi

Major cuteness, Beckie! I like the font you chose for "lucky." The little embellishment is so cute. :) I'd love to have a copy of the file. How do you convert it into your Silhouette library? (BabyDuck0804-at-aol-dot-com) :)

This is so great. It gives lots of ideas for all kinds of pillows. One of my favorite CSI projects I visited.

Thank you for this tutorial, Beckie! I've been itching to use fabric on my machine, but wasn't sure if I had to use the Silhouette backing. The pillow is super cute, and I love the addition of the penny button!

I came via the CSI blog. I love this pillow! I might have to buy some green fabric now.

This is adorable! I really like the patterned shamrock on the patterned chair. You have one good eye for design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Oh my goodness! I love this and am totally featuring it on my blog today! So cute!!

That is sooooooo cute! I love it I really want to make one. Thank you for sharing your talent. I found your project through the Blue Cricket Design link party.