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Valentine Freebie: Iron-on Pillowcase Transfers

Hello lovelies and happy Friday!
I thought it would be fun to leave you all with another Valentine's Day freebie / project so that if you feel inspired, you will have time to make it for your special someone over the weekend.

What is sweeter than loving words to rest your weary heads upon... especially when they spell out something as endearing as "U COMPLETE ME" when placed side by side.  All you  have to do is print the PDF file onto iron-on transfer paper and adhere them to your pillowcases.  Two additional hearts (one large and one small) included with the text file can be ironed onto the reverse or onto anything else that you wish.

You will need:

  • Two pillowcases (light colors will work best)
  • Iron-on Transfer Paper for light colored fabrics. (tee-shirt transfer paper).  Be sure that it is the correct type for your color printer.  You will need two sheets.
  • Color printer
  • Scissors
  • Iron (no steam)

How to:

Download Free Printable Valentine Iron-on Transfer

  1. Print the PDF onto transfer paper.  Cut out carefully around the text, leaving the letters attached with a small amount of the transfer paper (see image one for how I did it).  Be careful not to scratch the surface of your transfer paper while working.  Note: the text will print backwards.  It will read correctly when applied to your pillowcases.

  2. Lay your pillowcases out on a flat surface and line the words and letters up on your pillowcases with the paper-backing facing up (be sure that both sides of your text will line up to read correctly once the pillows are in use).  To give yourself an easy guide for lining up the two sections of text simply fold pillowcases in half lengthwise and insert a pin to mark where the center is.

  3. A trick for ensuring that your text is straight before ironing, is to fold the lower half of your pillowcase up to the center (where you inserted the pin).  The bottom edge is now a nice straight guideline for you to arrange your words along.  I arranged my letters approximately 2 inches away from the outside edge so that when the pillowcase was stuffed the text would still be visible.  Once everything is straight iron your text following directions for use found inside your iron-on transfer paper packaging.

  4. Allow design to cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing the paper backing.  For optimum usability and softness, wash before use.

I had a lot of fun making this for you all and hope you will love it as much as I do.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  xox Ez

Reader Comments (57)

Ah, how super sweet....
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertristan brando
Aw, how super sweet:)
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss B.
Oh Good God! This is THE sweetest,coolest thing I have ever seen! Thank you SO much darling Ez!You are just unbelievably amazing.....and the photos are super wonderful as well!wow.xoxoxoMelis
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermelissa de la Fuente
You are so talented and generous! An utterly charming design. Thank you and I love, love my notecards too. Is there any chance that printable notecards with little images of your photos (like the painted pink apple--my favorite!) will be created in the future? Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkaren m.
This is just THE CUTEST!!! And I actually might have some iron on paper somewhere....thank you so much for sharing this!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer
You are so awesome! What a sweet and generous freebie! I love it. My daughters will go crazy for the idea. Have a great weekend!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel B
HI, your blog is amazing.I live in Brazil, but I am always here!;)See you!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererica
That is SO cute!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
Ooooooh my gooooooodness! That's honestly THE best valentines gift. Ever!! I have to rethink my planned one, because this one SOOO tops it! :D
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZarah
this is lovely. i've been looking for something small & sweet that i can do for jon to surprise him. this is it! thanks so much ez. absolutely beautiful idea.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah
can you be cooler? I think not! merci!!!! xoxoxo
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy
U am-aze me.This is such a great idea. Thanks!Amy
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Too CuteThanks!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
These are SUPER CUTE..but you have to be VERY CAREFUL! :)

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January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJENNIFER RAMOS
wow, you are awesome!! i love it.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkickpleat
This would be such a cute surprise for Valentines day. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnji Gallanos
You're too good to us Ez!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMsUnreliable
These are the cutest! What a simply beautiful surprise!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRikkianne
Makes me wish I was more crafty!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleigh
You are so clever! I love it
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLexyB
thank you thank you thank youuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!Adorable idea!!!!!!!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteryael
i LOVE these!!!! amazing! the hearts are too cute. xo joanna
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoannagoddard
Just popped in for a quick visit here, to take my mind off my own work and this super awesome creation of yours has put a huge smile on my face! :-D

What a great idea! Super sweet!You spoil us too much :)

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi F.
oh Ez! i heart this sooooo much! i will definitely be using these...many thanks to YOU!
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerri
These are really sweet! Thanks so much for sharing! Cheers! xx
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMK

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