How To: Sew an Envelope Pillow Cover
Here’s how it looks:
or this: (excuse the sleeping Max
Here’s how easy it is:
1) Here’s how much fabric you’ll need:
- 12″ Pillow – Fabric 12″ by 28″
- 14″ Pillow – Fabric 14″ by 32″
- 16″ Pillow – Fabric 16″ by 36″
- 18″ Pillow – Fabric 18″ by 40″
- For a 12″ pillow mark your fabric 8″ in on the longest edges.
- For a 14″ pillow mark your fabric 9″ in on the longest edges.
- For a 16″ pillow mark your fabric 10″ in on your longest edge
- For an 18 ” pillow mark your fabric 11″ in on your longest edge
*Note: Don’t add any fabric for seam allowances, it’s better to sew a 1/2″ seam allowance and STUFF the pillow inside the cover. I like an overstuffed looking pillow.
3) Fold each end under 1/4 inch, IRON and sew a nice neat hem (see above diagram).
4) Fold your fabric, right sides together. There should be a 3 1/2″ overlap for the back side of your pillow.
5) Sew the sides with the raw edges, using 1/2″ seams.
6) Turn the pillow case inside out, IRON and stuff your pillow inside! No need for Zippers, buttons or anything of the sort.
And that’s how I make . . . . . All the pillows I’ve ever made! A pillow with only 4 lines to sew (and you could even get away with 3 lines of sewing if you only hem the side that shows, although one more line of sewing isn’t going to kill you
I hope that helps all you other simple sewers like me!
Please excuse my crude drawings I tried to make it super simple, as my direction giving is sub-par (at best)