May 18, 2021

Cricut Project: Easy Iron-On Pillowcase

I don’t like COVID-19 but I won’t deny that because of this global pandemic, my love for crafting is back. So aside from blogging and designing, I started exploring different projects that I can do with my Cricut Maker. My husband’s anniversary gift keeps me busy even I am stuck at home. The only downside is, it is an expensive hobby because I kept on buying tools and craft materials. 

“My problem isn’t that I buy too many craft supplies, my problem is that I shop faster than I create”


Anyway, I bought Heat-Transfer Vinyl last year but I am a little bit scared to start a project because I don’t have Cricut Easypress 2 yet. The heat press is too expensive for my budget and I am not sure if it is worth buying since I only do this as a hobby. But when I learned that there is an expiration for vinyl, I immediately start an Iron-On project. 

Last month, spiral artwork was trending so I tried making this project. I just chose pictures and upload them on the Spiral Betty website, downloaded the files, and uploaded them to Cricut Design Space. Good thing that I did not have a hard time cutting and weeding but since I don’t have Cricut Easypress, I only use regular iron. My first try was not so successful but I still kept it because it is my late sister memorabilia.

After my first try, I finally ordered Cricut Easypress Mini at Amazon USA so I can do more Iron-On projects. For my second pillowcase project, I used the Stay Home and Summer Time SVG files. My first try was not perfect because I immediately peel it off so the design was lifted too but I’m thankful that the Summer Time turned out okay. I even washed the Summer Time pillowcase and so far so good. 
I am still looking for a plain shirt so I can use the Wife, Mom, Boss, and Best Dad Ever SVG files. 



Instructions may vary depending on your materials, but these are the instructions of the Heat Transfer Vinyl that I got from The Happy Station. 

Standard Iron-On Vinyl, Glitter Iron-On Vinyl, Flock Iron-On, and Sunlight Changing Iron-On Vinyl

1. Position the cut vinyl on the item you want to iron it on (with the plastic backing on top).
2. Set your home iron to the maximum heat setting.
3. Using your iron, press down on the vinyl for 20 seconds. Do not move the iron back and forth.
4. Remove iron from the vinyl. Let Cool.
5. Peel off the plastic backing. 

Soft-PU Iron-On Vinyl

1. Position the cut vinyl on the item you want to iron it on (with the plastic backing on top).
2. Set your home iron to the maximum heat setting.
3. Using your iron, press down on the vinyl for 20 seconds. Do not move the iron back and forth.
4. Remove iron from the vinyl then peel off (hot peel)
5. Peel off the plastic backing. 


But if you are using Cricut EasyPress Mini, here is the guide for pillow cover 

Preheat Cricut EasyPress Mini to medium 
Place pillow cover on clean Cricut EasyPress Mat 
Preheat pillow cover for 5 seconds 
Place Iron-On protective sheet over iron-on 
Press while moving with firm pressure at medium setting for 5 seconds 
Flip pillow cover over and press for 5 seconds 
Slowly remove liner when cool to touch. 
Allow 24 hours after application before washing 
Wash and tumble dry inside out 
Do not bleach.

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