Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Single Piece Rectangular Pillow Cover - Tutorial

Making assorted pillow covers for our bedding is one of the least costly ways to freshen up the bedroom.
In this tutorial, I will show you an easy method to make an envelope cover for a rectangular pillow in just minutes. Really.
You need only one piece of fabric and a bit of sewing thread. 

Take a look below!

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Pillow insert size - 18" x 23" (46 cm x 58.5 cm)
Pillow cover size - 18" x 23" (46 cm x 58.5 cm)
My personal choice - For the decorative pillows I prefer to make the cover 1" smaller than the insert, but for the bedding, I make the cover the same size with the insert.


MATERIALS needed
  • Fabric - 18 ½ " x 56" (47 cm x 142.5 cm)

As a rule of thumb
For a rectangular pillow cut one piece of fabric that is the height of the pillow insert + ½ " (1.5 cm) and 2 x length of the pillow insert + 10" (25 cm).

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  • Matching thread
  • Scissors or fabric cutter
  • Pen/pencil for marking (optional)
  • Ruler 
  • Pins    

If desired wash and iron your fabric before starting to cut.

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

Lay the fabric wrong side up. 

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Fold one of the short edges under ½ " (1,5 cm)  and press. 

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Fold it under again, press and pin in place. 

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Sew the hem down about a 1/8" (0.3-0.4 cm) from the inside edge. 
Backstitch at the beginning and end of the stitches.
Repeat with the other short edge.

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Step 2

Lay the fabric flat right side up horizontally.

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Fold the fabric wrong side up by placing the right short edge at 8" from the left edge. See the photo below.

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Fold the left edge overlapping the right edge by 8". Keep the long edges aligned. See the photo below.

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Pin in place and sew along the two long sides with 1/4 "seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and end of the stitches. 

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Secure the edges with a zig-zag stitch. 

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Step 3

Turn the pillow cover right side out and push the corners out. Press. 

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Fill the cover with the pillow.

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Sew further the next ones!

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

I am linking to Finish it up Friday!


2 comments:

  1. Ha! So easy! Thanks, right on time for me!

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  2. What an interesting technique. Thanks for sharing!!

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