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How to Sew an Envelope Pillow Cover

I bought two pillow forms from IKEA and decided to make envelope pillow covers, which are my favorite because they fit well, look great, and sew up quickly. This is super easy and should take about a half hour to sew each envelope pillow cover.

Which measurement is correct for making a pillow cover?

For the most accurate results, use a firm (i.e. carpenter’s) tape measure rather than a flexible (i.e. tailor’s) measuring tape. DO NOT measure the pillow diagonally or across its center. Keep in mind that you will need to round up or down to the nearest 12 inch when ordering.

How do you make cushion covers step by step?

  1. Step 1 | Cut The Fabric. Determine what pattern you want on the front.
  2. Step 2 | Insert The Zipper. Hint #1: Make sure your zipper is at least as long as the width of the cushion form.
  3. Step 3 | Add Piping Or Trim.
  4. Step 4 | Sew The Cushion.

How do you make an 18 pillow cover?

To make an envelope pillow cover for an 18 x 18 pillow form, follow these instructions:

  1. Wash and dry your fabric (if it’s a natural fiber fabric) so it doesn’t shrink later.
  2. Cut two pieces of fabric, piece A 18 18 inches and piece B 18 26 inches.
  3. Then cut piece B in half.

What size pillow goes in 18×18 cover?

We recommend using inserts that are 2″ larger all around than your finished pillow size, such as a 20×20 insert for an 18×18 pillow cover. This will ensure that your pillow looks plump and luxurious, whereas if the insert is too small, the pillow cover will look saggy.

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How much bigger should a pillowcase be than the pillow?

If you’re buying a ready-made pillowcase, choose one that’s 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the pillow length and 2 1/2 to 4 inches wider than the pillow width.

How much fabric do I need for a 16 inch pillow?

Fabric Requirements for Pillow Covers

Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54- inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
14 x 14 inches 1/2 yard
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard
20 x 20 inches 3/4 yard

How do you make throw pillows out of old pillows?

How to Make Throw Pillows from a Bed Pillow

  1. Push the stuffing down into the pillows as far as you can get it, and use pins to hold it in place.
  2. Turn the cut edges of the pillow cases inside about 1/4-1/2 inch and pin them together.

How much bigger should a cushion cover be than the cushion?

We recommend using an insert that is about 5-6cm or 2″ larger than the cover for square cushion covers, and 2-3cm or 1″ larger than the cover for rectangular (lumber) cushions.

Should a cushion cover be smaller than the cushion?

Covers should always be slightly smaller than the cushion inner to maintain a good plump shape, especially with duck feather inners that tend to settle into corners. You just need to make sure you have enough fabric to make your choice of cushion covers.

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