How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

Are you like me and enjoy new decorations for each season and holiday?  The biggest challenge for me is how to store everything.  Pillows are particularly difficult.  That's why I love using envelope pillow covers.  They are a great way to keep a pillow covered and an easy way to keep them clean.

How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

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 This pillow is actually one that sits on my porch.  But I've wanted to change it for each of the seasons.  Since I'm thinking green and spring, I wanted a little St. Patrick's Day themed pillow cover.

{If you like that Kissy Lips pillow, you can get the pattern and tutorial here.}

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Love St. Patrick's Day PIllow

Luckily, Cricut Design Space had some fun cut files to choose from that were St. Patrick's Day themed.  I decided on this "Luck" cut file which is actually a t-shirt file, but works perfect for this pillow cover as well.

Materials Needed
Pillow
Fabric to cover pillow
Thread
Sewing Machine
Iron On Vinyl (HTV) from Cricut or you can also grab it from my favorite shop Expressions Vinyl
Cutting Mat - Cricut has several weights of mats, you'll want the blue or green for vinyl



Step 1
Open up Design Space.  Search for the SVG file you'd like to use.  Click on the file and then select customize.  This will allow you to change the size of the cut file.  {I used the Love St. Patrick's Day file from Design Space.}

Step 2
Use your Cricut Maker to cut out your "L,V, E" and the "shamrock".  You will cut both of these designs separately.  Make sure you let your machine know what type of Iron-on vinyl you are using.  
Circut Maker



Step 3
Follow the video below to measure and stitch up your pillow cover. 






Step 4
Once the pillow cover is all sewn, press the vinyl onto the front of your pillow using your Cricut Easy Press* or iron.  Make sure to check your cheat sheet that comes with your Easy Press to know what temperature to press at .  Or you can check out this free one.

Cricut Easy Press


That's it!  Wasn't that super easy.  The great thing about envelope pillows is you can make different covers for different times of the year and switch your decor.  If they get dirty, you just throw them in the wash.  


Luck and lip pillow


Do you like that cute Kissy Lips Pillow?  Get the free SVG cut file in this post.



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