How to Make Bright Tropical Leaf Throw Pillows with Cricut

Love these pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)

Hey friends, I’ve got a question  for you…do you think it is possible to have too many throw pillows?

I’m pretty certain that the answer to that question is ‘no’…which is why Terry thinks I might need an intervention. 

But be that as it may,  I really do enjoy having a stash of throw pillows that I can bring out to welcome a change in the season.Love these pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)

These tropical leaf throw pillows are perfect for spring and summer decor. And I made them with outdoor fabric so that they can sit on either my front or back porch.Love these pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)

And in my ongoing quest to figure out just how handy my Cricut Explore Air really is, I decided to see how I could use it to make these pillows. 

I wanted something a wee bit tropical and found this image of Monstera leaves to use on my pillows. By uploading the image into the Cricut Design Space software, I was able to produce an image that could be cut from fabric. 

 

I did produce a wee video to show you the process to upload a image into Cricut.

What I Used to Create These Tropical Leaf Throw Pillows:

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N&N TIP: Use a pillow form that is 2 inches bigger than your cover for full and firm pillows.

How To Make Tropical Leaf Throw Pillows:

  • If you want to upload an image into your Cricut, see my video above.
  • Once you have the image, cut the images out of your fabric. Here are some tips on cutting fabric with Cricut Explore Air:
    • Use a sharp blade
    • Use a strong grip mat
    • Use Wonder Under or a similar backing to make your fabric stiff. I used Terrasol outdoor fabric, which is an olefin product so it was already quite stiff. 
  • I cut the white fabric to 13″ by 13″, giving me 1/2″ seam allowance on each side.
  • I did sew one side of the pillow cover together before I sewed the leaves on so that I could have a leaf bend over from the front to the back.Love these pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)
  • I used a tight zig zag stitch to attach them the leaves to the white pillow fabric.Love these pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)
  • Then it was just a matter of sewing two more sides on the sewing machine, stuffing the pillow insert in and hand stitching the fourth side closed.Love these pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)
  • As I was stitching the final side closed, it dawned on me that I should have either put in a zipper or velcro so that I could wash the cover easier. I think I’ll probably do that when the time comes to wash them.

Think you might just want to make some of these throw pillows yourself? Pin this image for your future reference.Love these throw pillows! Use a Cricut to cut the tropical leaf shapes and then just sew them on a white pillow cover. Use outdoor fabric for spring and summer porch decor or regular fabric for your home decor. #cricutmade @officialcricut (sponsored by Cricut)

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