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 much fabric do I need to make a pillow cover?
Fabric Requirements for Pillow Covers
|Type of Pillow||Dimensions (Length by Width)||Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)|
|Square pillow forms||12 x 12 inches||1/3 yard|
|14 x 14 inches||1/2 yard|
|16 x 16 inches||1/2 yard|
|18 x 18 inches||5/8 yard|
How do you make cushion covers step by step?
- Step 1 | Cut The Fabric. Determine what pattern you want on the front.
- Step 2 | Insert The Zipper. Hint #1: Make sure your zipper is at least as long as the width of the cushion form.
- Step 3 | Add Piping Or Trim.
- Step 4 | Sew The Cushion.
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 an 18 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 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 type of fabric is best for throw pillows?
You’ll probably be able to find throw pillows in almost any fabric you can think of, but these are the most common.
- Cotton is a great choice for homes with young children or pets because it’s durable, easy to clean, and casual.
- Velvet. Velvet adds instant warmth to a space.
- Fur / faux fur.
How do I calculate how much fabric I need?
Use this formula to figure out how much fabric you’ll need:
- The number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number) equals the width of fabric divided by the width of one piece. The total number of pieces divided by the number of pieces that fit into width equals the number of rows you need.
What fabric is best for pillow cases?
The best pillowcase materials are as follows:
- Cotton is a popular pillowcase fabric.
- Nylon is a common pillowcase fabric that is typically made to look like silk.
- Linen is a high-quality, natural flax product that is no longer produced in large quantities.
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.