I created some cozy guest pillowcases for the pillows in our guest room! All of our friends and family are 1,500 miles away, and we have a guest room ready for anyone who wants to come visit! *Hint hint* *Nudge nudge*
This was a quick and easy project that I made with my Cricut.
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Here’s what you need:
- Cricut (If you don’t know what a Cricut is, view my recent blog post!)
- HTV Vinyl**
- Pillowcases (I bought mine from Target, but you can use any plain pillowcases of your choice, like these pillowcases).
**I bought this other brand of HTV Vinyl instead of using the Cricut vinyl. For me, it worked fine, you just have to cut it and make it the right size for the cutting mat. I’d be careful buying products to use with the Cricut that aren’t actually Cricut products because they might not cut right or damage the mat.
1. Pick your design for your pillowcases
You can use your own design, or you can use my Cricut template (for free). I haven’t shared many of my projects yet, so I am not sure if I am sharing it right. If you have difficulty, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to help!
Once I had my design all planned out, I made sure I turned the mirror version on for cutting. That ensures that when you flip it over to add to your project it will be legible. You also need to make sure you have the “Iron-on” setting selected.
Weed your vinyl, and take everything off besides the design you intend to add to the fabric.
2. Adding the design to the pillowcases
Turn your iron’s steam setting off before you iron anything for this project. Iron the area you want to stick the vinyl to for about 30 seconds. Then add the vinyl with the clear layer down. Press on it for a few seconds and flip over the design so the fabric is on the top. Use another layer of fabric between your fabric and the iron. I use old t-shirts. Then you iron away!
It took about 2-3 mins to get my vinyl to stick to the pillowcases. That could be for a number of reasons. It could be because I didn’t use the Cricut brand vinyl or the pillowcases I chose didn’t want to cooperate. Like I said above, be careful buying products that weren’t designed for the Cricut. After your design is stuck, peel away the clear layer. Voila! Now you have some cute personal pillowcases.
That’s pretty much it for this project. It’s a quick and easy craft to do.
Here are some other pictures of my design:
If you tried this, or used this post for inspiration, let me know in the comments or tag me on instagram! I’d love to see your projects!