Leprechaun Pillow

So I’ve been so excited about decorating for St. Patrick’s Day this year.  Our house has been re-painted.  We’ve gotten new furniture. Woah. Scratch that.  The furniture that I ordered was supposed to get here yesterday.  And here’s the shocker - it’s not even scheduled to be in the warehouse until March 23!! WHAT!?! So they are sending us a couch to borrow until ours gets in.  I’m not going to lie.  I’m bummed.  The borrow couch isn’t gray.  It’s green.  But then I thought - let’s think positive (remember this week’s challenge?) at least it is a green couch for St.Patrick’s Day.  So yeah buddy we are going ALL out this year - green couch and all for the month of March.
Anyways.  That cute pillow up there.  I made it.  I love it.  While I was out on my hunt for cute St. Patrick’s Day stuff I came up with practically nothing.  Bummer.  So I came up with this project to make a leprechaun silhouette pillow.
This was such a SUPER easy project to do.  The part that takes the most time is cutting out the leprechauns.  Because you have to cut them out 3 times.
First print the image.  I just typed in leprechaun silhouette into google images. Here is a link to the image I used.  I made mine black and white to save ink (in Picasa make it like a coloring book).  Then I printed it to fit the page.  Make sure the size works for your pillow.
Go ahead and cut it out.  Then I traced it onto Steam-A-Seam.  And you guessed it cut it out.
Next, iron it onto the fabric (in my case I chose green).  And - yup - one more time.  Cut it out.
Position them onto your pillow case.  And iron them on.  Easy peasy.
Do you need a pillow case?  How about making one.  It’s super fast - and super easy.  I made just a basic envelope pillowcase.  That way after the holiday is over I can switch on a different pillowcase.
Here is a good tutorial for making envelope back pillow cases. (It takes about 10 minutes - and only 4 straight lines to sew.  You will never look at pillow cases the same again.  I promise!)
Linking up here.


  1. says

    Super cute pillow. I am hosting a go green group etsy event and you could link this up for a chance to win. I also host a weekly fri-monday linky and would love for you to share your talents there.

  2. says

    I like this, it’s cute. I’m sooo gonna try this hopefully before St Patrick’s day, it’s creeping up fast!



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