Easy Halloween Pillow Covers
6 Tips to create easy holiday pillow covers and three FREE designs too!
I’ve sewn plenty of pillow covers in my time. And while they are fun to create, sometimes it’s just easier to fast-track a project. Ikea pillow covers are so inexpensive and great quality. For the price – $4 for plain covers and $5 for stripes -they offer an easy way to create holiday pillows and they even have hidden zippers. So you can take them off and store them flat. I change my pillows up all the time. I just save the inserts and change the pillow covers, depending on the season or holiday!!
So here are my 6 best tips on how to make easy Halloween Pillow Covers and I am also sharing THREE Halloween pillow cover designs too!
- When using a craft cutting machine like your Cricut Explore, be sure to use the “Mirror Image” feature to change the image, so when you cut it out using vinyl transfer material and iron it on your fabric, the image will come out right-side up.
- Unwrap your pillow cover and iron all of the folds out so it is flat.
- Then fold the pillow cover in quarters and iron it so you have a center point in the middle of the cover. Do the same thing with the viyl transfer image so you have a center point on that too. Then line both the center points on the pillow cover and the transfer sheet and iron the image onto the pillow cover.
- Sometimes the vinyl transfer material doesn’t adhere so well onto the fabric. You can buy a silicone sheet and put it over the vinyl transfer material. The silicone sheet intensifies the heat from the iron and really helps the vinyl transfer fabric “stick” to the pillow cover.
- If you have used a spray adhesive to make your cutting mat “stickier” sometimes the adhesive can stick onto the pillow cover. To get rid of these “goobers”, use a piece of parchment paper and lay it over the top and iron and the “goobers” will disappear.
- If you don’t have a vinyl cutting machine, don’t despair! You can create cute holiday pillows with a pillow cover and a piece or ribbon. Just wrap your pillow with ribbon and tie it in a bow. Use a ribbon color and pattern that contrasts with your pillow cover. So easy!!
And here are the cut files!
For the trick or treat design, right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as.”
For the “31” design, right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as.”
For the “Jack O Lantern” design, right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as.”
For the “Jack O Lantern” design (with pumpkin), right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as.”
As always, they’re for personal use only!
I also posted a video with my 6 tips on how to make easy pillow covers on Periscope! Have you tried Periscope out?? I am sharing DIY tutorials there every Monday at 2:30 and Friday at 11 AM. I hope you might want to stop by and say hi! I will upload the Periscope video into this post when I figure out how to do it. LOL!!
Have a Festive Day!