DIY Halloween Easy Pillows with Invisible Zipper Cricut Maker Tutorial Iron-On Easy Press

Halloween Make-a-palooza DIY Pillows Cricut Maker

I love decorating for Halloween, but every year I find myself struggling to find Halloween decor that’s my style. Okay, here’s the truth… I’m not a big fan of the color orange! Gasp, oh the horror! How can someone be a fan of Halloween and not like the color orange?!? Unfortunately for me, the color orange tends to evoke a feeling of repulsion. So every year I make my own decorations to perfectly fit my style.

DIY Halloween Easy Pillows with Invisible Zipper Cricut Maker Tutorial Iron-On Easy Press

This year I decided to go with a more sophisticated Halloween style. I wanted something that was geared more towards my style and less towards my children’s style (which of course, revolves around cheap, brightly-colored plastic orange pumpkins.)

I’m really happy with how it all came together and I’m actually excited to have my decorations up for Halloween this year. And did you notice the complete and utter lack of orange?!? I’m a big fan of the black and gold combinations.

In my search for sophisticated Halloween fabrics, I found the perfect match from Riley Blake Designs!

Supplies
1 yard Shriek Damask Purple (Eek Boo Shriek)
1 yard Shriek Dot Black Yes Please Stripes Black (Eek Boo Shriek)
1 yard Yes Please Stripes Black (My Minds Eye)
Cricut Gold and Silver Glitter Iron-On
Fairfield World Pillows 18×18, 16×16 & 12×12
Thread
Invisible Zipper
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 Begin by cutting two 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 inch squares. This tutorial will use a 1/2 inch seam allowance which results in a pillowcase that is slightly smaller than the pillow form giving it a nice, tight fit.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
Cut 4 lengths of pom-pom trim that are 18 1/2 inches long. Pin them to the pillowcase and overlap the corners. If there is a pom-pom that falls directly in the middle of the corner, trim it off.
Using an invisible zipper foot, baste the pom-pom trim to the right side of the pillowcase.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
Iron the invisible zipper so that both sides are completely flat.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
Lay the invisible zipper right-side down on top of the pillow and pom-pom trim. Line up the edge of the pom-pom trim with the edge of the zipper.
Sew the zipper using an invisible zipper foot.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 Attach the other side of the zipper tape to the other pillowcase square. Make sure the right side of the zipper is facing the right side of the fabric.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 Zip up the zipper to make sure everything lines up.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 With a normal foot, sew the remaining three sides closed.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
Turn the pillowcase right side out.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 Iron the pillowcase with plenty of steam.
Cricut Maker
 Choose a chandelier image in Design Space. Lay the silver glitter face-down on the cutting mat and load the fine-point blade.
Cricut Iron-On
Weed the design.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial With Cricut Iron-On
 Lay the design on top of the pillowcase and center it. Put a towel folded over twice below the pillowcase to use with the Easy Press.
Cricut Easy Press
 Heat the Easy Press specifically for Glitter Iron-On. Place the Easy Press on the image for 30 seconds with light pressure.
Allow to cool and carefully peel back the liner.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
Admire your hard work! 😉
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 Insert the pillow form into the pillowcase and zip it up!
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pom Pom Trim Pillow Case Tutorial
 Cheater Method: If the idea of sewing an invisible zipper sends you screaming in the opposite direction, don’t fear! You can close the opening with Thermoweb Fabric Fuse. Just draw a line along the opening and clip the fabric together. Leave it overnight to dry.
Allow to dry for 12 hours and then remove the clips.
DIY Easy Pillow Case Tutorial
 This pillow uses the same method as the pom-pom trim pillow but it uses large ricrac instead.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
Sew the zipper in the same way as described above.
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
DIY Easy Invisible Zipper Pillow Case Tutorial
 I used three different sized pillows and adjusted the size of the pillowcase for each one. I just added 1/2 inch to the measurement of the pillow to account for seam allowance.
DIY Halloween Easy Pillows with Invisible Zipper Cricut Maker Tutorial Iron-On Easy Press
DIY Halloween Easy Pillows with Invisible Zipper Cricut Maker Tutorial Iron-On Easy Press

 Check out what these other great sewing bloggers made!

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DIY Halloween Easy Pillows with Invisible Zipper Cricut Maker Tutorial Iron-On Easy Press
DIY Halloween Easy Pillows with Invisible Zipper Cricut Maker Tutorial Iron-On Easy Press

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2 Comments

  1. I just love the colors! And the pom pom is so cute <3

  2. Hi Kimberly! I love your creativeness! YOU ROCK! I am always inspired by other creative people! I love how your tutorial are so easy to follow and you have great photos too! I’m nominating you for the Blogger Recognition Award! You can find the post where I nominated you here. http://makingthingsisawesome.com/blogger-recognition-award/
    Much love sent your way! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!
    Jenna

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