How to Make an Envelope Pillow Case
I’ve shown you how to make a zippered pillow case, and I love hearing that so many of you are facing your fears. I’ve shown you how to make an envelope pillow cover to update your space for any season. This is a really easy envelope pillow and such a simple way to decorate your home on a budget.
Why Envelope Pillow Covers Are Perfect for Easy Home Decor
Envelope pillow cases are a simple way to change up the look of your home, and they’re easy to make and clean in the washing machine.
Cutting out the pieces of your pillow case
You don’t need an envelope pillow cover pattern because everything is based on the size of the pillow you’re covering, making this a super simple way to cover a pillow. For example, my pillow insert is 16 inches long, so 1/2 of that equals 8 inches 5= 13 inches.
How to Sew Your Envelope Pillow Case
Step 2: Sew the top edge of your back piece together. Step 3: Fold the bottom edge over and sew along the edge to create a finished edge. Tip: Sewing these types of seams is often easier if they are ironed in place first.
Putting Your Envelope Pillow Case Together
Sew a 1/2 inch seam all the way around your pillow. Check out the fun pop of color these envelope pillow covers add to my otherwise neutral living room.
How do you measure fabric for envelope pillows?
To figure out how much fabric you’ll need for your cover, start by measuring the size of your toss pillow, which you can find on the tag or with a fabric tape measure. My pillow is 18u2032u2032 x 18u2032u2032. The fabric cut formula is your pillow size times 2 plus 6.
How much do you overlap envelope pillows?
Basic Instructions: When finished, the ends will overlap approximately 3u2032u2032 at the back to ensure that the pillow form is hidden when the pillow cover is in place. To calculate the fabric measurement, measure your pillow insert.
How do you make an 18 inch envelope pillow cover?
To make an envelope pillow cover for an 18 x 18 pillow form, follow these instructions:
- Wash and dry your fabric (if it’s a natural fiber fabric) so it doesn’t shrink later.
- Cut two pieces of fabric, piece A 18 18 inches and piece B 18 26 inches.
- Then cut piece B in half.
How do you make a 16 inch envelope pillow cover?
Sewing a Pillow Cover for a 16-by-16-Inch Pillow Form
- Begin by locating or purchasing a 16-inch-by-16-inch pillow form.
- Cut a 16-inch-by-16-inch piece of fabric.
- Cut two more 16-inch-by-11-inch pieces of fabric.
- Fold one long end of each back panel over an approximate quarter-inch.
- Stitch the little folds down from the above picture.
How much fabric do I need for a 20×20 pillow?
No-sew pillows require more fabric: a 36-inch square (1 yard) is required for a 12- to 14-inch pillow, while an 18- to 20-inch pillow requires 1 1/4 yards of 54-inch fabric.
How do you make homemade pillows?
- Step 1: Cut Fabric. You can use ANYTHING.
- Step 2: Trim! (optional)
- Step 3: Pin Your Seams! WITH Trim: ( LESS EASY)
- Step 4: SEW. Sew the edges of your pillow.
- Step 5: Stuff Your Pillow! Remove all pins.
- Step 6: Finish Sewing.
- Step 7: THROW!
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 do you cover a no sew pillow?
How to Make a Pillow Cover That Doesn’t Need to Be Sewn
- Measure and cut fabric three times the width and two times the height of the pillow form (Images 1 and 2).
- Cover Pillow Form. Place the pillow form in the middle of the fabric piece and fold the fabric in half to completely cover it (Images 1 and 2).