Make a Snowflake Pillow with a Free Snowflake SVG

Learn how to make a snowflake pillow with a free snowflake SVG.

I recently bought myself a Cricut Maker and like all things, I needed an easy project to teach myself how to use it.

Using heat transfer vinyl on a pillow cover seemed like a good beginner project for learning the Cricut design software. (Don’t worry, I’ll have a full post about it soon.)

snowflake pillow collage

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Heat transfer vinyl is one of my favorite ways to use an electronic cutting machine. It’s pretty easy to use.

Heat transfer vinyl is also called HTV and some brands call it iron on vinyl.

Heat Transfer Vinyl FAQs

Do you cut HTV with the shiny side up or down?

Place the shiny side down on the mat. (This also means that you need to mirror your design if it’s not symmetrical.

htv shiny side down on mat

Can you use an iron with HTV?

Yes. I haven’t bought a Cricut easy press yet, so I just use an iron. Just go slow and pay attention to the edges because those are the spots that I always miss and tend to not stick.

Be sure to turn the steam setting OFF.

How long do you press HTV?

With an iron, I press each section for 10-20 seconds. Some areas need extra attention, so I go back and iron those for a few more seconds.

Can iron on vinyl be layered?

Yes, iron on vinyl can be layered. In my experience, it doesn’t create extra bulk either.

Iron on each layer separately because each layer has a plastic carrier backing.

How to Make a Snowflake Pillow with Iron On Vinyl

Supplies Needed

I used this glitter vinyl with the settings for the Cricut glitter vinyl. It worked just fine.

How to Make a Snowflake Pillow
Yield: 1

How to Make a Snowflake Pillow

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $6

Learn how to make a snowflake pillow with a free snowflake SVG. This easy pillow is perfect for winter decor.

Materials

  • Free Snowflake SVG - scroll down to download
  • Pillow blank
  • Glitter vinyl

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Weeding Tools
  • Iron

Instructions

  1. Upload design into design space.
  2. Resize design to fit pillow.
  3. Place vinyl on mat and load. htv shiny side down on mat
  4. Send to cut.
  5. Weed design.weeding snowflake design
  6. Iron pillow blank to remove wrinkles.ironing pillow covers
  7. Place design on pillow blank.htv design on pillow cover
  8. Place paper over design.
  9. Iron on high heat for 10-20 seconds.ironing htv design on pillow cover
  10. Check to see if vinyl is sticking. Iron more where needed (especially edges.)
  11. Remove plastic carrier sheet. remove paper from htv

Notes

Do not iron with steam.

close up of snowflake pillow

Free Snowflake SVG

All downloads are for personal use only. Please do not redistribute or sell files.

Download a free Snowflake SVG.

Free cutting files include: SVG, PNG, JPG and DXF (which works with Silhouette.)

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