Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Flower Applique Travel Sized Pillow Case Made with Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine {GIVEAWAY}


I was given product for this post, all opinions are 100% my own. 

It's summer time and it's time to travel! This year we decided to get a bunch of travel pillows for our kids (because having full sized pillows in the car is crazy!). So we bought all 5 of our kids travel pillows.  Finding pillow cases for them isn't easy (and honestly who wants to spend so much when they are super easy to make?).  I wanted to make a super cute pillow case for my daughter's.  Since she is the only girl, I get to have fun with her stuff and go all out!  I love the look of fun flowers, so I used the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine to cut out the fabric (yes you heard that right, a die cutting machine that can cut fabric!) and I love how it turned it! 

This is how I made it.  

First I started with the flowers. The die that I used had three different sized flowers, so I cut different fabrics into different sizes.  For the biggest flower I cut fabric to be 3 1/2" by 3 1/2".  For the middle flowers I cut fabric to be 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" and the smallest fabric was 2" by 2".  I then cut some fabric interfacing into squares too and ironed them onto the back of the fabric. 

Next I took the flower die and then put the fabric face down onto the die.   


Then I sandwiched the die into two plates and sent it through the die cut machine. 


This is how it looked when it came it, a perfect flower.  The edges of the fabric were crisp and a clean cut (woot woot). 



To save on time, I put the fabric onto the three different flowers and cut three at a time. 


Here are all of the different flowers cut, don't they look pretty?!

Now for the pillow case.  I cut two pieces of white fabric 15" high and 21" wide. 

I then ironed all of the flower appliques onto one of the white pieces (I took off the backing of the fabric interfacing first). 

Now time for the name, using the alphabet die I put pieces of pink fabric onto the letters of her name.  
Then I sandwiched the die into two XL plates and ran it through the machine. 


Then I ironed the letters onto the fabric. 

Next I sewed the flowers and letters onto the fabric.  I also hemmed back 1 inch of the fabric on the left side (that is going to be the opening of the pillow case). 

I then placed the other piece of white fabric onto the front of the pillow and then sewed the three sides together (leaving the hemmed sides open). 

I then flipped it right side out.

And that's it!  It fits the travel sized pillow perfectly!

I love how her name looks cut out of fabric and how well the die cut machine cut it out, it's pretty awesome!

And all of those fun colors of the flowers are so much fun!  

This platinum die cut machine is pretty awesome.  Not only does it cut fabric, it can cut card stock, felt, metal, leather and more!  It's so nice to be able to cut all of those materials and know that the lines are going to be clean and crisp.  And I love how it doesn't take long at all, just pull out the machine, get the die and then put the material in it and put it through, super easy (and we all know that I like easy!).  Plus my kids love to use it with me (they love cranking it, they get a kick out of it!).  

Now for the fun part, a BIG GIVEAWAY!!!!  I'm so excited for this!  One lucky winner is going to be getting the Platinum Die Cutting Machine, and three dies: Type OH,  Tammy Tutterow Floweret Posies, and Bow-tique
 All you have to do is enter the giveaway below, good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wanna see what else this machine can do?  Check out my FB Live video :). 

53 comments:

Nancy Lewis said...

I loved the D-Lites flower power die. Since I'm a quilter, this would be great for appliquing on quilts.

Mindy Jo said...

I have been looking longingly at a half hexie die cutter...

Mrshippiewolf said...

Awwww it's so cute. I love the pillow case. This looks like something that would work really good with my homeschool kids.

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

The ice cream one is fun and cute!

Jen Baxter said...

The pillow is so cute!!! The die I like is Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Flowers Two Etched Dies

Jen Baxter said...

I love this pillow! The die I like is - Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Flowers Two Etched Dies Venise Lace

Nancy said...

When I was a teenager making quilts this product would have had me on cloud nine.

Michael James said...

This is so great!

Deborah said...

This prize looks amazing. I would love to own one !

Vicky said...

I like the Tiny Sentiments Stamp from the Happy Grams #3 by Tammy Tutterow.

Vito Gus said...

I want to win this!! It's an awesome bundle.

Nic said...

I am in love with the CONTOUR WHO'S THERE? STEEL RULE DIES. I adore owls. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole D'Atri said...

Go flowers 2 is awesome

Randi@SowderingAbout said...

How fun!!

The Hudsons said...

Love the lettering!

cghundley said...

Lovely pillow case!
I love the ELLA-FANT
ETCHED DIES. So cute.
Carla from Utah

Amber Pardeik said...

Wow, that turned out great and its loos so easy to do!

Carol Birch said...

Love the Brilliant Butterfly die.

Amy C. said...

I really like the Trellis Etched Dies.

Carol Birch said...

Love the Brilliant Butterfly die.

craftytammie said...

I think the 2" hexagon die would be awesome!

jellybean said...

Love the cactus and alphabet dies

Mayla Moore said...

I like the Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Filigree Booklet Etched Dies the best.

Terri C said...

I love the alphabet and the rise and shine.

Emily said...

This is awesome! I love that there are so many different die choices. I really liked the graceful lace and the woodland wreath. And Tasyn's pillow case is adorable!

JulieAS6078 said...

I love the pillow! It's a nice a gift for any age! I'm partial to butterflies and alphabets, so they and the flower are my favorite dies.

agirlscamaro said...

I would say etched hipster. I love coffee. I could so use this to make a wall hang for my coffee area.

Nicole Robinson said...

That die-cutting machine looks amazing and those flowers are adorable!!

SarahM said...

So many projects come to mind! But, I love, love, love the 3-d Hot air balloon!

Jayne Kelsall said...

I love the Shapeabilities Some Bunny Etched Dies My Little Red Wagon by Debi Adams .x

Brenda said...

Cute Project! Awesome Giveaway & Thank You For The Opportunity To Win Such An Amazing Prize!

Jammie Morey said...

I love the Die D-Lites Hearts Etched Dies. They have so many awesome ones though.

Rachel said...

I think the little red wagon one is adorable!

Linda Harris said...

Love the Pillowcase!!! I have to have that little red wagon. To cute!!!!

bev said...

Love the pillow! That is so cute. I like the rise n shine etched dies too. Thanks!

Godchik said...

So adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Anne D. said...

I like cinch and go flower die cut
christina

amanda whitley said...

my favorite is the Die D-Lites Two Feathers Etched Dies

Charity Cram said...

There are so many cute one, but I love the Shapeabilities Little Red Wagon Etched Dies My Little Red Wagon by Debi Adams! So cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

Judy Litz said...

So many cute dies I love them all! The lace ones are my favorite, especially the Venice lace. Thanks for the chance!

Lauren Hamilton said...

Rise 'n Shine Etched Dies

Jessica Schoon said...

I love the hot air balloon!

Raina said...

I love the Birds of a Feather die cut

Staci Sampson said...

Feather! Really, though, they are all fun! ;-)

Staci Sampson said...

I love the feather! But really, they are all so fun! ;-)

SandyP said...

I love anything that is nested as they are the most versatile, but my favorite are the cut and tuck dies.

Helen said...

There are so many fun dies, but I love that Little Red Wagon :)

Amy C said...

I adore that Ella-Fant Etched Die!

Susan Homeroad said...

I love the one with the tag. I'm pretty sure I'd use it all the time! Thanks!

Sharee Snelson said...

Etched heart!

Kristin McCall said...

I love the ice cream cone the best.

Bethany Becker said...

I love the nested dies. Your pillowcase is gr e at. Thanks for the chance to win!

Le Français à TCS said...

little red wagon is so cute!