## How much overlap should an envelope pillow back?

Basic Instructions: The ends will overlap approximately 3″ at the back when finished. This extra fabric is to ensure that the pillow form will be hidden when the pillow cover is in place. To calculate the fabric measurement you will need measure your pillow insert.

### What is an envelope closure on a pillowcase?

What are Envelope Closure Pillowcases? Traditional pillowcases are open on the ends. An envelope pillowcase has a special envelope closure at the end of the case, so the pillow is tucked in and out of sight for a more finished look when making up the bed. Recently, these cases have picked up in popularity.

#### How much fabric do I need for a 20×20 envelope pillow?

For example, if your pillow is 20×20, you will cut a piece of fabric 21×21.

How do you measure fabric for envelope pillows?

To determine the size of fabric needed for your cover, first measure the size of your toss pillow. Look on the pillow tag or use a fabric tape measure to measure the size. My pillow is 18″ x 18″. The formula for your fabric cut is your pillow size times 2 plus 6.

What do you call pillowcases that open in the middle?

The term “pillow sham” means a pillow with a “false front”, stemming from the notion of “a trick”. Unlike the typical pillowcase, the pillow sham is often open in the middle of the back, with slightly overlapped fabric (or sometimes is closed with a hidden zipper).

## Why is it called a Housewife pillowcase?

Oxford pillowcases used to be made from Oxford cloth which was a hard wearing cloth that was used for making shirts. Allegedly the Housewife pillowcase was named after the Housewives Cooperative in Bolton who invented the flap inside a pillowcase to stop the pillow falling out.

### How much fabric is needed for an envelope pillow?

Envelope Pillow Cover Fabric Calculation: One side of your fabric will be 16 inches. The other side will be double that plus 6 inches. {16 X 2 + 6″ = 38″} So you will need a piece of fabric that is 16 inches X 38 inches.

#### How do you make an envelope pillow cover?

How to make an envelope pillow cover Step 1: Cut the front side of your pillow cover the size of your pillow insert. Step 2: Cut 2 pieces for the back side –be sure that your fabric is going in the same direction as the front unless you don’t want it to.

How do you sew an envelope pillow cover?

Sewing Instructions For Sew an 18 inch Envelope Pillow Cover Cut 1 piece of fabric 18 inch square Cut 2 pieces of fabric 18 inch by 13 inch each Hem 1 long side of each of the 18 x 13 inch pieces with a 1/2 inch hem folded twice. Fold 1/2 inch. Place your main fabric piece,(18″ x 18″) face up on your work surface.

How do you measure a pillow cover?

Measure the width of a pillow cover as from side seam to side seam, and the length as from the top seam to the bottom seam. Typically the bottom seam houses the zipper or hook-and-loop closure. Add seam allowances and cut the pillow fabric to the new measurements. Seam allowances are typically 1/2 inch in home decor sewing.

## How do you make a pillow insert?

How to Make a Pillow Insert in 5 Easy Steps: Cut the pillow protector fabric to size. Sew the sides shut, leaving an opening to insert the fiberfill. Turn the cover right side out. Stuff with fiberfill until the desired look is achieved. Sew the opening shut.