How to make a Personalized Pillowcase using a Stencil

Looking for a way to personalize a pillowcase for custom bedding or a fun gift?  Don't miss these instructions to make a Personalized Pillowcase using a Stencil for any bed and any person!

how to make a personalized pillow case with a stencil

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As I have shared many times, my son just graduated from high school and he will be going off to college soon.  sniff.  As we prepare for this big  l i f e  a l t e r i n g  occasion, I have been in deep thought about all of the things I want to send with him as he goes across the country to college!  At the top of that list is reminders of his home and how much he is loved!  Hopefully it will comfort him and it will for sure comfort me!  

One of the first things he will need is bedding.  To go along with that bedding, I made personalized pillowcases for him to take to his college dorm.

How to make a Personalized Pillowcase using a Freezer Paper Stencil

I know there are plenty of ways to add a design to a piece of fabric, like heat transfer vinyl and a heat press.  But my favorite way to get a design on fabric is with a freezer paper stencil.  I have used this method for several years and have had really good results!

Supplies Needed to Make Personalized Pillow cases with a freezer paper stencil

Most of these supplies can be bought at Walmart, except for the silhouette.  And the best part of all is that most of the supplies can be purchased once and used over and over again to make many projects!

pillow cases ( I bought mine 2 for $5 at Walmart)

Directions for making a stencil from freezer paper

  • Purchase a design, or make your own design in the Silhouette design studio.

  • Make sure to mirror (flip horizontally) the design right before sending it to be cut.
  • Load the freezer paper onto the cutting mat shiny side up and cut out the design.

  • Iron the design onto the pillowcase.  The wax on the freezer paper melts onto the fabric creating a stencil.
  • Make sure to iron on the insides of the letters as well, such as O, B, D, etc.

  • Place a piece of freezer paper inside the pillowcase as well to protect the underside from leaking paint.
  • Dab paint onto inside of stencil.  

  • Let the paint dry for several hours.
  • Peel the freezer paper off the fabric revealing the stenciled design.

  • Lay the pillowcase flat for 4 hours.
  • It is machine washable after 72 hours.

how to make a personalized pillow case with a stencil

And wall-ah!  They're done!  You can stuff them with pillows and start using them!

how to make a personalized pillow case with a freezer paper stencil

The fabric paint is soft so the pillowcase will still be comfortable.  

how to make a personalized pillow case with a freezer paper stencil

how to make a personalized pillow case with a freezer paper stencil

This is a really easy and inexpensive way to make a personalized pillowcase with a freezer paper stencil!


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