How to make envelope pillow covers. Easy step by step beginners guide to making DIY pillow covers.
Have you ever gone into JoAnn’s ready to make a new wreath for the season, only to come out with a different project all together and no wreath decorations?
Well I guess we are making envelope pillow covers today. Not a wreath.
After 30 minutes of touching everything in the store I came across this fabric. It was too pricy but after walking away I found its friend in the clearance section and knew my pillows were about to get a much needed makeover.
This is the perfect beginners guide to making envelope pillow covers. It was so fast, so easy and honestly so fun!
HOW TO MAKE ENVELOPE PILLOW COVERS
- Old pillows or inserts
- Tape measure
Dig out your sewing table and let’s get started. No, I didn’t use that old sewing machine but we did save it from the trash man one street down! It now serves as my bedside table but I decided the flip out side would came in handy.
This fabric spoke to me as I walked by it. It just screams for you to touch it! It’s so soft and velvety that it just had to be made into a luxurious envelope pillow cover.
HOW MUCH FABRIC DO I NEED FOR TWO 22 INCH PILLOWS
The pillows we are covering today are 22×22 and the fabric from the end of the roll was 49×58. Just enough to cover two pillows.
First I cut the fabric in half so that it was 24.5x 58 inches. I then hemmed both end pieces.
Fold the fabric 2/3’s of the way up, pretty side in.
Fold the fabric 2/3’s of the way down.
Pin the sides of the fabric 1 and 1/4 inch in.
Sew the edges and flip the fabric right side out. Insert your pillows and you’re done!
ADD DECORATIVE FLANGE
I made this envelope pillow the same size as my insert but I decided I wanted to put a decorative flange along the sides for a more finished look.
Since my pillow insert was an old pillow, I decided sewing an inch boarder would be perfect to fill it out just a little more. However, for this part I cheated a little bit.
My sewing machine came from a friend that had put these wonderful tape lines to help keep you on track. If you don’t already have something like that on your machine I suggest you take the time to do so. They’ve come in handy with almost all of my projects.
With the fabric pretty side out, sew a boarder around the entire edge of your pillow cover 1 inch from the side. Insert your pillow and your done!
See, pretty easy right?
I hope you find this project as fun as I did. Next time I’m in JoAnn’s I’ll be looking for some holiday fabric for the living room.
I’ll be sure to give you guys a peek.
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