Easy Flange Pillow Tutorial For A Quick New Pillow…NOW – Sonya Hamilton Designs
This pillow gives you the satisfaction of making something quickly with the cutest little detail. The fabric I’m using today is a small print and quite subtle, which works fine for this style, but this pillow is a great option when you really want your fabric to be the focal point.
What Size Will Your Pillow Be?
The flange is the floppy part around the outside of the pillow, and it can be almost any size or shape: square, rectangle, triangle, or even a circle! But circles can be tricky, so I’m sticking with a square for today’s pillow form.
I’m using a 22u2033 feather pillow insert, so I’m going to make the pillow cover 20u2033 to get a nice firm pillow. The 20u2033 will be the center measurement, and your flange should be between 1/2u2033 and 3u2033 wide for best results.
Pin around the entire pillow where the flange seam will be to keep the fabrics in place while you sew the seam. If your flange is 2u2033, stitch in 2u2033 from the edge; if your flange is 1.5u2033, stitch in 1.5u2033 from the edge for today’s pillow.
I’m using a 22u2033 insert and a 20u2033 pillow cover; I usually use feather pillows that are 1u2033 to 2u2033 larger than my pillow cover; if you prefer your pillows to be a little less firm, make your pillow cover the same size as your pillow insert.
What Not To Do
Keep an eye on the underneath side of the pillow cover as you sew, pulling the fabric taut and smooth. The seam at 1.5u2033 in will go all the way around your pillow, while the outer seam is just long enough to close the opening.
Quick and Easy Flange Pillow
Visit The Gallery for pillow inspiration, or visit our Pinterest page to see more examples of flange pillows, or try a DIY flange pillow at HomeSupermarket.com/FlangePillow.
How much fabric do I need for an 18 inch 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 a flanged pillow with a zipper?
Steps to follow:
- Cut a 22u2032u2032 wide x 18u2032u2032 long piece of fabric for the front of the pillow.
- Cut 2 pieces for the back of the pillow.
- Serge the two edges of the back pieces where the zipper will be inserted.
- Sew the two back pieces together, right sides together, using a 3/4u2032u2032 seam allowance.
- Sew in the zipper.
Should pillow insert be larger than cover?
We recommend using inserts that are 2″ larger all around than your finished pillow size, so if your pillow cover is 18×18, you should use a 20×20 insert. If the insert is too small, the pillow cover will look saggy.
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).
What is the best pillow insert?
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What size pillow goes in a sham?
Standard Sham (26″ x 20″), King Sham (36″ x 20″), and Euro Sham (26″ x 26″) are the most common pillow sham sizes.
What kind of pillow goes in a sham?
The best filler for a sham is a feather pillow.
What is a flange on a pillow?
What is a flange edge on a pillow? A flange edge on a pillow is a traditional fabric decorative accent that runs along all four sides of a pillow sham or throw pillow, with a seam allowance ranging from 1/2″ to 3″ beyond the sham’s dimensions.