Whether you want to make your own envelope pillow cover to use as a decorative piece or just need some extra fabric to fill in a blank space on your bed, there are many different ways you can go about doing it.
Creating an envelope pillow cover is one of the easiest sewing projects to make. It can be used to add color and style to any room. You can use charm squares to create a butterfly effect. This project is ideal for beginners, as it uses only one piece of fabric.
Firstly, you will need to prewash your fabric. This will ensure that the colors do not transfer. You will also need to test your fabric to make sure it does not shrink.
Next, you will need to measure your pillow form. This is an important step. The measurements you take aren’t hard rules. You can use a ruler or a fabric pen to draw out your measurements. If your print is directional, you will need to cut the front and back pieces separately.
For a pillowcase, you should use at least a half-inch seam allowance. This will give you a good-looking finished edge. You may also want to sew on a decorative stitch to make your fabric more durable.
You can choose to add a pillow insert to your envelope pillow cover. If you don’t want to add an insert, you can just trim the edges and flip the cover right side out. You can also make your pillowcase look more interesting by adding a charm square.
The size of your pillowcase depends on the size of the pillow you are using. If you are using a 20-inch pillow, you will need to cut your fabric to the size of 18 inches by 12.5 inches. You can make your envelope pillow cover larger by using a larger piece of fabric or by using a thicker hem. You can also add a zipper, but this is a complicated method.
Using the fold-over method to make an envelope pillow cover is one way to create a pillow that will add a pop of color to any room. However, this technique works best with non-directional prints. You will need to prewash the fabric and do a test wash to ensure the colors do not transfer. You will need about a half yard of fabric for an envelope pillowcase.
To start, you need to measure the height and width of the pillow form. This measurement will be used to calculate the size of the fabric. You will need to fold the fabric over itself to get a good idea of what the finished product will look like.
The size of the pillow may vary depending on the shape of the pillow form, the amount of material used, and the type of fabric. You should take note of the measurements so that you can make the correct cut.
The back piece of the envelope pillow cover should be at least eight inches longer than the pillow form. It should also be folded over twice and hemmed. The basic double-fold hem is created by folding the raw edge of the fabric over a half inch. You should then fold it over again a quarter of an inch and sew it into place.
You will need two pieces of fabric, each measuring about 18 inches by 13 inches. The front piece should be the same size as the pillow. The back piece should be about 23 inches by 12.5 inches. The two pieces should be pinned together.
You should then fold the edges over a quarter of an inch, sew them into place, and trim them to reduce bulk. You can use a zig-zag stitch to finish the edge. This will help to keep the fabric from fraying and looking ragged. You can also hot-iron the creases.
Sew A Hem Along The Two Short Sides Of The Fabric
Using one piece of fabric, you can sew a hem along the two short sides of the fabric to make an envelope pillow cover. This is an easy sewing project. There are no zippers or buttons to worry about. It will fit any size pillow insert.
First, you need to determine the pillow’s size. To do this, lay the pillow form down on a flat surface. Then, measure the length and width of the pillow. Use this measurement to calculate the amount of fabric you will need to overlap between the hems. It should be about half of the pillow’s height.
Next, you should cut the front and back pieces of the pillow separately. The back piece should be about 9 inches wider than the pillow. You should also add 3 inches to the length of the back to make it overlap.
Finally, lay the two front pieces on top of the back piece and pin them together. You should also lay the back piece on the right side of the front piece. Then, you should sew the seams around the edges of the fabric.
Then, you should double-fold the hem, making sure to use a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Once you have done this, you can sew the pillow cover all around the edges. This will give you nice sharp corners when you turn it right side out. You can also serge the edges of the fabric to keep the stitching from fraying.
Trim Corners Then Turn The Fabric Right Side Out
Whether you want to make a simple pillow or an elaborate one, using tapered corners is an easy way to keep the shape of your pillow intact. Especially with envelope-back pillows, tapered corners work great. They give your pillow a flattering angle when you turn it right side out.
To make an envelope pillow cover, begin by cutting two pieces of fabric to the same width as your pillow form. These two pieces will be the front and back of the pillow. These back pieces should be at least a couple of inches wider than the front piece.
Once you have all of your fabric cut, you will need to sew the edges together. You can use a straight stitch or a serger to sew the seam. You will need to cut a 1/2″ seam allowance. This will help reduce bulk around the corners.
Then, you will need to make a double hem at the top and bottom of each piece. This will seal the raw edge inside the seam. This may require ironing. You will also need to finish the seams on the sides that overlap.
Once you have finished the top and bottom seams, you can trim the corners to the desired size. For a tapered pillow, you will want to trim the corners at least half an inch from the raw edge. This will make the pillow less full. Then, you can turn the fabric right side out. You can either do this with a sewing machine or a pair of scissors.
Lastly, you will need to insert your pillow form. You can do this by hand or with a special tool. This is important to ensure that your pillow will be stuffed evenly. You can use a glue stick to baste the fabric in place. If you want to use a sewing machine, you can do this by pinning the fabric to the pillow and then sewing across the pins. You can then sew the corners to the pillow.