How do you make homemade pillow covers?

How do you make an envelope pillow cover with one piece of fabric?


  1. Wash the fabric.
  2. Cut the fabric to pillow size.
  3. Create a double-fold hem on smaller ends of cut fabric.
  4. Overlap the fabric to give you the size of the pillow form, pin, and sew a 1/2″ seam.
  5. Trim corners then turn fabric right side out. Then insert the pillow form into the pillow cover and enjoy!

How do you stuff a pillow with old clothes?

Stuff the pillow.

  1. Pull apart and fluff softer stuffing materials such as cotton or down. …
  2. Begin stuffing with small portions into the corner of the pillow farthest from the opening. …
  3. Stuff the following corners in the same fashion. …
  4. Keep an eye on the outside of the pillow as you stuff.

What size fabric do I need for a 16 inch pillow?

In This Article

Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
14 x 14 inches 1/2 yard
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard
20 x 20 inches 3/4 yard
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