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.  Today I thought I'd show you how to make an envelope pillow cover.

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 envelope pillow cover.  In the fall, I plan to make some Halloween and fall inspired pillow covers.

{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.  With my cut file chosen, I was ready to sew up a pillow cover quickly.  Let's get sewing!!

How to Make an Envelope Pillow

Materials Needed
Pillow
Fabric to cover pillow
Thread
Sewing Machine
Iron On Vinyl (HTV) from Cricut
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.}  Make sure when you cut it out that you MIRROR your image or you'll be wasting your Iron-On Vinyl.  

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 that you are using Iron-on.  And if, like me, you used the foil Iron-on, you'll want to make sure that your machine knows this as well.  Or it will cut through your design to the mat.  (Trust me, I've done that.)
Circut Maker



Step 3
Follow the video below to measure and stitch up your envelope pillow cover. Pretty much you'll just need to make sure you measure the length and width of your pillow, but you can use your fabric to do this quickly.





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 head over to our Printable Cricut EasyPress Temperature Guide and print one for your craft room.

Cricut Easy Press

That's it!  Wasn't that super easy.  Now that you know how to make an envelope pillow cover, you can create loads of different covers for different seasons.  Than just simply switch your decor by switching your pillow cover.  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.