~Easy Tutorial for Making Pillows~
Today I made some new Envelope Pillow Shams for my master bedroom at my beach house. In less than an hour, I made these great pillow covers!
Jenny from The Little Green Notebook shared her steps for making these great envelope pillows. I took her steps and made a few minor adjustments to accommodate my shams.
I found this great fabric and trim at JoAnn’s. I also bought two 20″ x 20″ pillow forms.
Whenever I make any pillow, I cut my fabric to the exact size of my pillow form because I want the form to fill the pillow cover. For these pillows, I wanted to add the ruffled trim to the outside of the sham instead of the edges. I knew I wanted the trim to be 1″ in from the edges, therefore I added two inches to my measurements when I cut my fabric.
For an envelope pillow, you only need to cut one piece of fabric. The fabric will be “folded” like an envelope.
If I were not adding the trim, for a 20″ x 20″ pillow, I would use a piece of fabric cut 20″ x 44″. The extra 4 inches allows for the overlap in the back of the pillow.
Since I wanted to add the trim an inch on all sides, I cut my fabric to 22″ x 46″.
First, I folded and stitched the two 22″ ends, creating a clean hem. The two 22″ ends will be the “envelope” opening.
Next, I folded the fabric, right sides together. I measured the folded fabric to make sure that the folded measurements were 22″ x 22″.
I pinned and stitched the edges together. You then have two stitched edges and two folded edges. Turn your pillow cover inside out.
For the trim, I measured an inch on all sides and pinned the trim to the front of the pillow cover.
To attach the trim, I sewed on top of the existing stitch found in the middle of the trim, straight through the pillow cover.
By adding the trim, it created a flange to the sham as well.
I love the finished look! The pillow form fills the sham beautifully.
These pillows are for my bedroom, but I don’t want to share the finished look until I’m done. I have a few more pillows to make first!
I can’t wait to show you where these pillows are supposed to sit, but in the meantime…I just really wanted to share this great tutorial for such an easy pillow!
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