Silhouette Challenge: DIY Pillow Cover Using Heat Transfer Material

Hello!  I am excited to be back with another Silhouette project today.  Last time, I made a stencil with my Silhouette machine and created a hanging wood plaque.  This month's theme was cloth, so I decided to make a pillow cover.  I had so much luck using Heated Vinyl Transfer Material when I made the kitchen towels, so I thought it would be fun to try it again on a pillow cover for my new “old” chair in my entryway.

I can never have too many pillows.  I have them all over the house and like to change them up for the season.  I kept this cover neutral so it would work anywhere in the house.

This was a fun project and turned out really cute!

DIY Pillow Cover Using Heat Transfer Material

Supplies Needed:

Silhouette image (your choice, I bought mine at the Silhouette Design Store)

Plain pillow cover, similar

Silhouette Cameo Machine

Silhouette Heat Transfer Material Vinyl in Black

Iron

Clean Cloth

Instructions:

Step 1// Using your Silhouette machine, cut out your vinyl image.  Make sure if you are using words, you are doing it backward, so that when transferred onto the fabric it reads the right way. You can do this in your Silhouette Dashboard by clicking mirror.  Once it is cut, use your pick tool to release the excess vinyl around the image.

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Step 2// Place your vinyl where you want it on the pillow cover.  Smooth it down.

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Step 3// Using a hot iron and a clean cloth, press the iron over the image for approximately 10 minutes.  I used a high heat setting.  Continue moving it back and forth instead of leaving it rest to avoid burning your fabric! I have read some places that you only need to leave it for 3-5 minutes.  It definitely was longer for me.

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Step 4// The last step is to peel away the clear backing from the vinyl.  You will see that the image adhered.  If it did not, smooth it back down and continue heating with your iron.  If it stuck, then peel off the clear backing, place your cloth down again over your image, and continue to heat to set it for a few more minutes.

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Lastly, you can use an existing pillow and change out the cover, or purchase a pillow form from a local store to stuff your cover.

Then you're done. That's it!

I love how it turned out and it's a great little pillow for our entryway.  Can you believe I picked up this little chair from Goodwill for $4? It looks like an old school desk chair.

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  1. Love your DIY. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared

  2. […] pillow is adorable and would work in any room.  Get the full tutorial for the DIY Pillow Cover shared from My Life From […]

  3. BonBon says:

    Thanks for sharing at INSPIRE ME MONDAY link party. I wanted to let you know that you are one of my features this week. Come check it at Monday morning at 9 est. http://www.farmhouse40.com

  4. I love this! How cool and it would look good anywhere 😉 Thank so much for linking this up to our Inspiration Galore Project Party. I will be sure to pin for later.

  5. Bonnie says:

    I’m a new silhouette owner so this is a great tutorial. I’m sure I can find some pillows needed some updating in my house. I’m visiting today from the #shinebloghop.

  6. Very fun pillow! Love the font. You’ve made an inviting entry and the pillow just adds to it. Visiting from Handmade Hangout.

  7. love it, really fantastic and great looking. thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  8. Maria says:

    I’ve always wanted a silhouette because of how much you can do with it and this is such a clever idea and a great use of such a versatile gadget. Thanks for sharing this absolutely easy DIY with us on #shinebloghop this week

  9. I am so in love with this! I am thinking I need to get myself that printer!

  10. Brooke says:

    Well, now that is super cute! Guess I need to get a silhouette cameo machine 🙂

  11. michelle says:

    So cute Amy! I have the Cricut & love to get inspiration like this! I plan to make some Fall pillows!

  12. Sara says:

    Too cute!!! I love it’s spot by the front entry too!

  13. bonbon says:

    What a cute idea….love the pillow

  14. Now that is a CUTE pillow! Nice work, I am saving up for a Silhouette. I can’t wait!

  15. Ariel says:

    Hello to you too! Cute pillow

  16. Morena says:

    I love it! So cute!

  17. This is absolutely adorable! It looks great on that chair! I could think of so many cute pillow ideas I could make using this technique!

  18. Amanda says:

    This is SO cute! I absolutely love it.

  19. Kati says:

    This is the cutest pillow! Perfect for an entryway. And that chair is the best steal ever!

  20. Rachel says:

    Super cute pillow! Love the little chair it sits on too!

  21. Too cute! I love how it looks a bit like a leather applique. And it goes so perfectly in your little corner – what a great vignette!

  22. Emily says:

    So cute! I love the design you chose!

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