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.

It also happens to be National Craft Month so it certainly fitting to get crafting!



Step 1

I found a four leaf clover image online and converted it to cut out on my Silhouette machine.

Using the CAC Pinafore font from I typed out the word “lucky”.


Step 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.

Step 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.

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Step 4

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

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Step 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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  1. It looks great, Beckie–the shine of the penny is a good touch.

    ~ Sarah

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

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

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

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

  6. 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) 🙂

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

  8. 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!

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

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

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

  12. 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.

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