As you all know, I love pillows! One of the things I love about them, is that they’re an easy way to quickly change the look of your room. Today, I’m going to share with you how to make an envelope pillow. If you want to be able to easily change out your pillow covers, and/or you’re not sure you want to try putting a zipper in a pillow, then this tutorial is for you!
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HOW TO MAKE AN ENVELOPE PILLOW
An envelope pillow has a flap opening on the back side that makes it very easy to take the pillow cover off. If you have kids, pets, or just like to change out your pillow covers every so often, then this is a great pillow for you!
Here’s what the back side of the pillow looks like.
*Tip: This envelope pillow is made out of 3 pieces of fabric, which may work well if you have small pieces of fabric or want the back side to be a different fabric. I’ve also created a newer sewing tutorial that is an envelope pillow made out of one piece of fabric. You can make these in 10 minutes! To see that envelope pillow tutorial, click here.
- Fabric – The amount of fabric needed depends on the pillow size. The fabric yardage I used for this project was 3/4 yard. This is a good scrap buster sewing project!
- Pillow form – I really like Fairfield’s Soft Touch pillow forms. Whatever size you would like. My pillow form size is 18″ x 18″.
- Thread to match fabric
- Glass head straight pins
- That Purple Thang tool
I’ve created a video to show how to make an envelope pillow. The instructions are also written out underneath the video.
- Cut out front fabric piece the same size as your pillow form. (example – if using an 18″x18″ pillow form, fabric would be cut at 18″x18″)
- Cut out two pieces for the back side of the pillow. The width will be the same size as your pillow form, and the length will be the size of pillow form plus 6″ divided by 2. (example – if using an 18″x18″ pillow form, fabric width will be 18″ and fabric length will be 18″ plus 6″ divided by 2)
- Fold under flap edge of each back piece 1/2″ and the again 1/4″ to form a small hem for the flaps.
- Sew the hem for the flaps.
- Pin the front and back sides right sides together – overlapping the two back pieces to form the flap.
- Sew around all four sides of the pillow cover, using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
- Turn right sides out – making sure to push the corners out. I love to use my That Purple Thang for this. Works great!
- Insert the pillow form.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my how to make an envelope pillow tutorial today!
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