Hey crafty friends! Do you want to create unique home decor pieces with sublimation? I’m excited to be sharing with you a fun tutorial on how to sublimate a pillow cover for any decor motif or holiday, so let’s get started!
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How to Sublimate A Pillow Cover
It’s no secret that I love pillows. I have shared several different pillow projects here before, and even a fun Christmas Pillow made with sublimation and Dollar Tree last Christmas. So of course, when I got my sublimation printer set up, I wanted to create pillows that reflect my style, faith, and personality. Today, I’m sharing the step-by-step process on how you can sublimate a pillow cover for your home.
What you will need:
- Pillow Cover – 100% Polyester
- Heat Press
- Butcher Paper
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Lint Brush
- A design of your choice printed from your sublimation printer on sublimation paper. (You can read more about sublimation in my Beginner’s Guide to Sublimation.
I created a step-by-step video to walk you through the process. Check it out below…
Ok, now let’s go over the steps a bit slower.
Print your design. I created this Love Letter from Jesus in Canva. (How amazing would it be to receive a handwritten letter from Jesus?) You can sign up for my newsletter below to download a copy. It’s sized for an 18×18 pillow cover and designed to be printed on 2 sheets of 8.5 x14 paper, but you can print it smaller to fit your project. Just adjust the scale and paper size when you print it.
Prep your pillow cover by removing the lint and dust with a lint roller. Set your heat press to 390 degrees and the timer to 60 seconds.
Place a piece of butcher paper inside your pillow cover and center the design on the pillow. Secure it with heat-resistant tape.
Place the pillow on the heat press and cover it with butcher paper to protect the press. Press for 60 seconds. Press again if you need to press it in sections as I did.
Remove the butcher paper and paper to reveal the design!
What do you think? I particularly like the xoxo that is made from nails and the crown of thorns. It’s the same image I used in my Original Love Letters Shirt. Can you see the theme here? 🙂
I hope this project inspires you to sublimate a pillow cover for your home. And if you want this Love Letter from Jesus pillow, don’t forget to download my design! If you use the design in your pillow project, be sure to tag me on social @michellespartyplanit. I’d love to see your creation!
Need more pillow ideas? Check these out!
Happy crafting and God Bless!
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