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


  • frillsfluffandtrucks

    It looks great, Beckie–the shine of the penny is a good touch.

    ~ Sarah

  • Beverly @

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

  • amber marchant

    Great minds think alike… I was just wanting to do one of these. Your's is sooo sweet!

  • Erin J.

    So cute! I need one of those machines in the worst way! I want to make cool things like this too!

  • ificould

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

  • Paula

    I adore this cute pillow! You really make me wish that I had a Silhouette!

  • Chris

    Love it!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    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) :)

  • Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments

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

  • Jingle

    This is really adorable!

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

    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!

  • Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies

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

  • Manda

    ahhhhhhhh i want a silouhette soooo bad!!!!!!!!!! this is so cute!!!!!

  • Stephanie

    What a cute pillow! Boy the S can do anything!

  • Brandy and Fam

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

  • Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor

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

  • Erin

    I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:

    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  • MessyMissy

    Oh, I love that pillow. What a great design!!
    I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party!! Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:

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  • MMB Creations

    Cute and easy pillow

  • Holiday Snob

    I love this! I found it on

  • Heather


  • Ty and Whitty

    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.

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

    So cute Becky!! :)

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  • Paula

    Love this project! I featured you in my National Craft Month blog post.

    Keep up the good work!!

  • megan

    That print is perfect. I love it.


  • Kelley

    Adorable pillow!

  • Sommer

    Beckie I love this! The fabric is a perfect print! I would be delighted if you would link this to my party today @

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    Im just a lil blog but ADORE your amazing blog!!!

    I LOVE this! Come on ova’ and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara


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  • Amy Kirchhoff

    Such a cute pillow! I really need a Silhouette machine.
    I included it on my “A Peek at My Pinterest” St. Patrick’s Board post.

  • Andi S

    I love this pillow! I included it in my St. Patrick’s Day round-up today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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