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How to Sew an Envelope Pillow Cover

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Hi Everyone! Today, I’m excited to share how to sew and envelope pillow cover! This project is perfect for a beginner and doesn’t use a ton of fabric, in fact, this is the tutorial I recommend for all of my beginner sewers.

How to Sew an Envelope Pillow Cover

Fabric Measurements

MEASUREMENTS:

Pillow form 14 x 14
(1) 15×15
(1) 15×10
(1) 15×11

Pillow form 15×15
(1) 16×16
(1) 16×11
(1) 16×12

Pillow form 16×16
(1) 17×17
(1) 17×12
(1)17×13

Pillow form 18×18
(1) 19×19
(1) 19×13
(1) 19×14

12×18 pillow form
(1) 13×19
(1) 9×19
(1) 8×19

27 x 27 pillow
(1) 28 x 28
(1) 28 x 19
(1) 28 x 17

Front Piece = Pillow form size plus 1 inch (For example and 16×16 inch pillow form needs to be 17 x 17 or a 12×18 form needs to be 13×19)

Back Piece and Overlap – There needs to be 6-8 inches added to the measurements for the overlap. For example if you have a pillow form 17 x 17 then take 17+6 = 23 or 17+8 = 25. Divide that number by 2. So the back pieces will each be either 17 x 11.5 or 17 x 12.5. Add an inch for the seam allowance so the back flaps would be 18 x 11.5 or 18 x 12.5.

These numbers are flexible because the overlap is forgiving and each person may have different amounts of fabric.

Here you can see the back of the pillow and the “envelope pillow closure.”  I hope you enjoyed learning more about how to sew an envelope pillow cover!

Check out the video for all of the instructions! Once you master this pillow, give THIS ONE a try!
Unfortunately I can’t reply to each person’s individual measurement questions. Use this to make your own measurements.

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