Fabric Transfer Pillow Case

Hi all! After my sweet friend Olivia explained to me how to make a fabric transfer in less than five minutes, I started to think about my next project. I have some fabric scraps from one of my curtains, so I decided to do a pillow for my bed. I designed it with some pretty typography I have, I mirrored and printed it and prepared all the necessary materials: spray varnish, fabric, the design and a sheet of newspaper or similar.

How to make your fabric transfer pillow case

First of all, you need to lay the newspaper on your table to protect it. Then you have to place the design on it and spray it with the varnish; once you’re done place the design over the fabric and rub it with the back of a spoon to make the ink transfer. As soon as you’ve done all the rubbing just lift the paper and voilà! You can find graphic instructions at this post, I promise it’s easy and fast. It takes longer to explain than to do it.

How to make your own DIY Fabric transfer pillow case the easy way · Via www.sweethings.net


Love the crisp lines it has. It would be great as a gift too, who doesn’t want a pretty pillow for their bed or sofa?

How to make your own DIY Fabric transfer pillow case the easy way · Via www.sweethings.net


I share with you some tricks to make the ink fixes better on the fabric: 1) Soak your fabric in vinegar. 2) Iron the fabric by the wrong side.

I hope you find it as useful as I did!

How to make your own DIY Fabric transfer pillow case the easy way · Via www.sweethings.net

By the way, if you’d like to make your own pillow case you will find the free printable here.

How to make your own DIY Fabric transfer pillow case the easy way · Via www.sweethings.net

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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    • Pili says:

      Hi Wendi!Thanks for stopping by, I’m glad you like it. The vinegar trick makes a lot of difference when washing, it’s worth trying it!
      Have a great day!

  1. Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance says:

    Pili, I adore this pillow!! Your cute little transfer turned out perfect! I love the typography you used, too! Please come share this @ the What to do Weekends party, so I can share your cute pillow with my readers!
    Thanks for the tutorial! Pinned,too!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

    • Pili says:

      Theresa, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. No doubt I’ll go and share it, thanks for letting me know!
      Have a great weekend,

      • Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance says:

        So glad to see you brought this over! I’ll be sharing it on Shoestring’s Facebook tonight!
        Have a great Saturday!

  2. Meloni says:

    I just wanted to double check on the vinegar trick. Do you spray the fabric with vinegar? It wasn’t really clear. Thanks. What a cute pillow.

    • Pili says:

      Hi Meloni, you’re right it’s not clear enough on the post. I took a small container, poured some vinegar and soaked the fabric.
      Thanks for your comment, I’ll edit the post.

  3. Ashley says:

    Cute! I love finding out these neat tricks for transferring printed items! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I’ve chosen your post as my featured pick for next week’s party. It will start on Sunday at 6 PM PST. I hope you’ll stop by to pick up a “I was featured” button!

    • Pili says:

      Hi Ashley! Glad to hear the trick is useful for you, you’ll see it is super fast and easy, no messy. Thanks for featuring it, of course I’ll stop by to pick up the button and to party again! Have a great week!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Love this pillow! Thank you for sharing and thank you so much for linking up with us over at the OMHHWW! Have a wonderful long weekend!!

    • Pili says:

      Thank so much Ashleigh! It was fun to make and I really like how it looks on my bed. It’s a pleasure to link up with OMHHWW and have a wonderful weekend you too!

    • Pili says:

      Hi Amy! Yes it’s so easy that once you try it you won’t be able to stop doing other things 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Anne @ Domesblissity says:

    Hi Pili. You make this sound so easy. Everything I’ve ever ready about doing this seems so difficult. I’m definitely going to try it. Thank you so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. It was a real pleasure to have you. I’m featuring this at tomorrow’s party! Hope to see you again with some more of your gorgeous things.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Anne! So kind of you to take time to stop by and comment, I really appreciate it. Once you try it you’ll see it’s as easy as it seems. And thanks so much for featuring it, I love to be able to inspire more people to try it. See you tomorrow at the party!!

    • Pili says:

      Holly, it’s really addictive! Once you try it you won’t be able to stop! Thanks for stopping by

  6. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, I love this, can you take a picture of the spray varnish you used? I wold love to try this but not really sure what I should buy, I love this project and the pillow. Just gorgeous!!!

    • Pili says:

      I think I answered to your question in another post, but I let you know I’m preparing an easy tutorial about spray transfer with pictures

  7. Debbie J says:

    What graphic or typeface(s) (inc k using size) did you use to create the pillow? I really like the combination of fonts.

    • Pili says:

      Hi Debbie, they are Allegro and Academy Engraved. Some woman like purses, I loooove typograhpy 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by. If you decide to subscribe, I’ll be sharing specific content and downloads only for subscribers

  8. Julie says:

    I love your pretty pillow you made Pili.
    Thanks for sharing how to make one at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We love having you and hope to see you again.
    Julie at Julie’s Lifestyle

  9. Susan says:

    I love this pillow! Could you provide a link for a download of your print out for the lettering for subscribers? I am not super crafty, so that would be really helpful in trying to attempt this project! Thanks, Susan

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