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How to Make an Envelope Pillow

Transform your living space with a unique and stylish touch by sewing your very own envelope pillow. This sewing pattern is the perfect opportunity to showcase your creativity and add a personal touch to your home decor. With this pattern, you can easily create a stunning pillow cover that will instantly elevate the look of any room. The envelope design of this pillow cover allows for easy insertion and removal of the pillow insert, making it both practical and versatile. Whether you want to change the look of your living room, bedroom, or even your outdoor seating area, this sewing pattern will provide you with the tools to do so. Choose from a wide range of fabrics, patterns, and colors to match your personal style and existing home décor.

What you will Need:

  • Fabric – The amount of fabric needed depends on the pillow size. I used 3/4 yard.
  • Pillow form – You can choose any size you like but I used a 16″ x 16″ pillow that I had on hand.
  • Standard Sewing Supplies

Step 1: How to Make an Envelope Pillow

Cut your fabric. You will need to cut three pieces of fabric. The first piece will be the size of your pillow form and will be the front of your pillow. In my case 16″ x 16″. You will then cut two pieces for the back of the pillow. The best way to do this is to cut one piece the length of the pillow form + 6″ x the width of the pillow form. For my pillow I cut a single piece that measured 22″ x 16″. Cut the second piece in half. That left me with two pieces that measured 11″ x 16″. Your measurement will be different depending on the size of your pillow form.

Cut your fabric

Step 2: How to Make an Envelope Pillow

Hem one of the 16″ sides of both of the back pieces by folding the raw edge under 1/2″ then again by 1/4″. Sew the hem either by hand or machine.

Fold over the edges

Step 3: How to Make an Envelope Pillow

Pin the front and back pieces right sides together with the hemmed edges toward the center and over lapping. Sew all the way around the perimeter using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Place the front and backs right sides together

Step 4: How to Make an Envelope Pillow

Turn the cover right side out and poke out the corners. Insert the pillow form and you have finished your envelope pillow cover for any size square pillow.

Back of envelope pillow cover

Front of Pillow

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