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Pillow Covers

How to Make Pillow Covers
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June 2013

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Materials Needed:
  • Fabric for pillow covers
  • Thread to match fabric
  • Buttons, snaps, or Velcro (optional)
  • Tape measure
  • Rotary cutter, cutting board, and ruler
  • Marking pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and Ironing Board

Measure your pillows for the covers:

  • Measure the length and width of your pillow. If you pillow is thick, be sure your measurement includes the bulge or fluff of the pillow as you measure across, (Lay the measuring tape on the pillow gently so you don’t alter the dimensions). Example: 19”W x 19”L
  • Add one inch to each the length and the width for the seam allowance and write down the measurements as your length and width for cutting out the pieces. Example: 20”W x 20”L

Cut the pieces for your pillow covers:

Note: If your fabric has a pattern that requires one end to be the top and one end to be the bottom, the length measurement will be the vertical top to bottom measurement and the width will be the horizontal, left to right measurement.

  • For the front of the pillow, cut one piece of fabric with your cutting width and length measurement. Example: 20”W x 20”L
  • For the back of the pillow, cut 2 pieces of fabric with the same length measurement as the front and a width that half the front width plus 2. Example: 12”W x 20”L

Stitch your pillow cover together:

  1. Lay out both pieces for the back of the pillow, wrong side up.
  2. Fold and press a ½” hem along the inside vertical edges. Then fold and press each hemmed edge in another ½”. Stitch in place at Ό” from the hem edge. (Figure 1)
  3. Lay out the top piece for your pillow, right side up.
  4. Please one of the hemmed back pieces onto the top, right sides together and raw outside edges even.
  5. Place the other hemmed back piece onto the top, right sides together, raw outside edges even and hemmed edge overlapping the other back piece. (Figure 2)



  6. Pin all pieces in place.
  7. Stitch around the entire pillow cover at ½” from the edge (½” seam allowance).
  8. Trim the corners of the seam allowance.
  9. Turn the pillow cover right side out and push out each of the corners.
  10. Try the pillow cover on your pillow for fit. See how the back pieces overlap each other and make marks where you want to put buttons, snaps, or Velcro closures.
  11. Remove the pillow cover and attach your choice of closures and put the cover back onto your pillow. (Figure 3)

Done!
Make a variety of pillow covers for different rooms or even make different pillow covers for a seasonal decorative feel.

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