No Sew Pillow {West Elm Inspired}

It has been said, ‘Flattery is the sincerest form of compliment!’  Feel very complimented West Elm, because I totally love your Antler Pillow Cover!  I’ll show you how I made my No Sew Pillow.

West Elm

So much so that I turned on my CAMEO, grabbed some felt and fusible web like Heat n Bond, then heated up my iron!!!

I found a super cute forward facing Deer Head clipart and imported it into my library.

Then I opened the trace menu on my Silhouette Software (top right).  I selected the image (trace area) with my mouse, played with the settings a little to get a good border highlighted in yellow, then clicked on trace and pulled (and deleted) the colored clip art.  A perfect sketch of my deer head.  I plugged in my Silhouette CAMEO and got the fabric ready.

I cut my felt and interfacing to 12×12 and then ironed the two pieces together.  Took off the back side of the paper from the interfacing and there was a rubbery type texture on one side and a felt texture on the opposite side.  I placed the square piece on my CAMEO mat, inserted it between the rollers and it was ready to be cut.  Here are the settings I used to cut Felt with Interfacing on my Silhouette CAMEO: Speed 2 – Thickness 33 – Blade – 10.  I was using a very thick felt and only had to use my scissors a bit to detach the deer head applique completely.

My Herringbone Pillow in front was a fun clearance find at Target.  I think they were making room for the Nate Berkus Collection (speaking of have you picked up any of his goodies – craziness that all his chotskies are being cleared off the shelf instantaneously – why again was his show canceled).

Remember the Interfacing (rubbery texture) on the back side of my antler applique!?!  I placed my antlers centered on the pillow and enjoyed ironing more than I have in a very long time!  Once the felt was set, I placed it right where it belonged!  L.O.V.E.  – how can something that simple be that cute!?!

Thanks West Elm for my No Sew Pillow Antler Inspiration!  Do you have the CAMEO?  You could print, trace, and cut the shape, but this is so much more precise and SUPER fast, I’m smitten!   >>>If you’d like to use this deer image (here) I added it to this google document so you can download it easily without hunting the web!  XO!  Happy crafting!

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  1. Teresa Reinbolt says:

    Amy I was wondering if you have the deer head sillouett for sale? Also I have been searching and searching for a pillow that looks like the one to the far left in your pic. The one with the stripe at the end…. Do you sell these…or know where I can get one? I love love love this look! Just what I am looking for 🙂
    Thanks much

  2. Barb says:

    I don’t think interfacing is what you mean–you don’t use interfacing to fuse something onto something else. I’m thinking you mean a fusible web like Heat n Bond?

    • Aimee says:

      You are so right Barb! I’ll edit that in a bit. Thanks friend! XO, Aimee

  3. Tonya says:

    I couldn’t get the deer silhouette image to load could you tell me which we sight you found it please? Thanks so much

    • Aimee says:

      I’ll send you an email Tonya. XO, Aimee

  4. Kellee Morgan says:

    I am wondering if you could send me a copy of your silhouette too..I’ve spent hours on google images trying to find something similar and cant!

    • Aimee says:

      I have added a link now to the blog post. Thanks for the suggestion! Xo, Aimee

  5. Amber says:

    Any chance you can share a downloadable copy of the image you used or a link to its original source? I’m having trouble finding a head on silhouette that is cute and not overlly intricate.

    • Aimee says:

      I did have to mess with this image a bit, but I’ll look and see if I saved a copy of just the outline and send it to you, too if I do! Have fun with your silhouette!!! XO, Aimee

  6. Sarah says:

    LOVE. I pinned that West Elm pillow to my DIY board, but ended up doing something a little different. I think yours is SO much cuter than the West Elm one (totally jealous of your Target find pillows!)

  7. Tiara says:

    I love this pillow. It would actually work in my house year round… I live in Tahoe 🙂

  8. Sarah says:

    I love this! It’s so annoying that we can’t get those geometric prints over here in the UK. I see it all over blogland and a WANT. lol! I like your version better too BTW. Much cuter!

  9. Meeha says:

    Aimee, I love this pillow! It’s only now that I’ve seen the link, but the simple design is so clean and beautifully balanced! I am currently trying to finish my own antler pillow (but I went with white background and red reindeer :))))

  10. Suzy @ Worthing Court says:

    Aimee – This is soooo cute! I like your version much better than the one from W. Elm.

  11. Sherry says:

    The pillow is adorable, Aimee! I am featuring it at this weeks Open House party.

  12. Ruth says:

    Love the pillow. I don’t have a Cameo so it would have to be good old fashionedhand cutting for me.

  13. Megan says:

    wow, it turned out beautifully. I can’t believe it’s no sew..super easy!

    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  14. This is so gorgeous, I love projects like this! Pinning now 😉

  15. Abbie @ Five days...5 ways says:

    SOOOO cute!

    I love this idea!

    I have a dicut machine (my brain is so tired I can’t even remember the brand name) but haven’t done a thing with it yet.

    I think I need to get on it! : )


  16. Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage says:

    I do have a Cameo and I adore it! Haven’t cut fabric with it yet, but I will. And I like your pillow much better than the original!!

  17. Sarah says:

    Wow! Gorgeous stuff! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would hop on over to my blog and return the favor!!

    Thank you!

  18. Jocie@TheBetterHalf says:

    I LOVE knock offs! So cute!
    Would love if you came and linked up with us. We’re giving away one free week of ad space for one lucky feature, and our blog gets thousands of hits per day! Hope to see you there!

  19. Abby says:

    Super cute! I love your version!

  20. jenn says:

    i was just thinking about making something similar for halloween with a skull on it, but since halloween is so close, this deer would be a better choice. great job!

  21. Mel says:

    that came out great, I love a good knock off!

  22. Meegan says:

    Hi Aimee!
    I am featuring your pillow as one of “My Friday Fave Pins” tomorrow, Oct. 26th. I hope you will stop by for a visit then to see the post.
    Thanks for your inspiration!

  23. Such a great idea!!! I love pillows so much… I will try to make one!

  24. Monica says:

    I love your pillow very classic looking …your detail on explaining is superb!! new to your site and so excited to be reading your blog.

  25. Amy Marshall says:

    My first project would be vinyl wall art for my daughter’s bathroom saying, “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. This is my kind of project….easy but looks Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

  27. Cynthia says:

    What a beautiful pillow, I like yours better.

  28. Megan says:

    That looks perfect, Aimee! What a fantastic idea. 🙂 Megan

  29. Ana Lopes says:

    So awesome!!! I’m crazy about reindeers ! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I’d love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  30. Andrea @QueenBandme says:

    I actually like yours better!!! Well done babe!

  31. So, no offense to West Elm, but I like yours way better Aimee!! It is absolutely darling! 🙂

  32. Moni ~ Zu Haus at Home says:

    That turned out so cute….I love it!

  33. that is really cute! HO HO HO! 🙂

  34. How cute is this. I love your chevron fabric and your copy is fabulous. Hugs, Marty