Changing out pillow covers is a great way to spruce up decor without breaking the bank. Make these Home Themed Pillow Covers with Cricut Infusible Ink. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide a small commission to this site to help bring more Cricut and craft tutorials.
For me, the more throw pillows in the living room, the better! However, pillows are always cheap. Having a great base pillow and an assortment of pillow covers is a fantastic method to change up decor for taste or seasons without spending tons of money. With Cricut Infusible Ink, I can make pillow covers without iron-on vinyl.
Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets have ink material that infuses into the Cricut blanks via heat. The ink isn’t subject to peeling and cracking like iron-on vinyl.
- Cricut machine with Fine Point Blade– The Cricut Maker or a Cricut Explore series machine will work with the Cricut Infusible Ink. I’m using a Cricut Maker. While I have both both the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker, the Cricut Maker is my preferred machine due to its capability to help me finish a large variety of projects.
- StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
- Cricut Infusible Ink Pillow Covers
- Cricut 12″ by 12″ cardstock, white
- Butcher Paper – This comes in the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet package.
- Lint roller
Create your design in Cricut Design Space. There are so many HOME designs in Cricut Design Space. I’ve found various generic HOME images and images that represent every state in Cricut Design Space, so there should be something for everyone.
Re-size the text or image to fit on the size pillow cover blank.
Place your choice of Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet on the StandardGrip Cutting Mat with the liner side down.
Send the design to the Cricut machine. Be sure to set the design to MIRROR image.
Set the material to Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet. For any Cricut Explore series machines, set the dial to “Custom” first.
Load the mat into the machine and cut the design.
Once the design has finished cutting, remove the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet from the cutting mat.
Use scissors to cut the design out of the unused portion. Save the unused portion for another project.
Carefully weed the image so that only the desired part of the design is left on the liner. You may need tweezers or other Cricut weeding tools for small parts.
Trim the liner so that it does not go past the EasyPress plate. This will be varying according to what size Cricut EasyPress that you are using.
Place the cardstock inside the pillow case blank.
Use a lint roller to remove any fibers or small pieces of debris that may be on the pillow case blank. It is important to not skip this step. If you do not have a lint roller, a piece of fresh adhesive tape (something like the blue painter’s tape) will also work.
Cover the blank with a piece of butcher paper. Butcher paper is included in the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet package.
Head over to the interactive EasyPress heat guide to determine the heat settings for the pillow cover blank. This is my go-to site any time I am using a project that requires heat.
Follow the directions on the Cricut EasyPress Heat Guide to complete the project!
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