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Envelope Pillowcases Tutorial

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If you ever wondered how to make envelope pillowcase then this tutorial is for you.

 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Here is what you need for this project:

  • pillow
  • fabric
  • sewing machine
  • overlock
  • pins, scissors, measuring tape, threads

Step 2: Before you start

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Having all the supplies ready in place you may start planning. First of all you need to know how many pillow covers you want to make. I bought 10 pillows, but had enough fabric to make only six covers! It's really important you measure everything up before you start cutting the fabric, because later it may be too late. Also don't forget fabrics got different texture and design, so remember to measure everything up in the right direction.

Step 3: Cutting the fabric

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Once you have done your measurements you may start cutting the fabric to the desired dimensions. My pillows were 50x60cm, so I had to add approx 1cm extra on the edges (52cm wide in total) and about 42cm extra on the end (102cm long in total).

Step 4: Folding the edges

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Now place one of the ends down on the table, keeping the wrong side of the fabric up and fold it twice (approx. 1cm wide at the time) and then pin it in place to get something like above. When you are done with pinning sew it in and then iron flat.

Step 5: Folding the edge for envelope

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Turn the fabric over with the wrong side up and measure 40cm down from the unfinished edge and mark it with the pins. Now put the already folded edge to be lined up with the pins, keeping the right side of the fabric in the middle. Then fold the rest of the fabric upwards, until it lines up with the pins again. If you look from the side you should see four layers. Now pin both sides in place.

Step 6: Sewing

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Once you have got your fabric prepared like that you may sew along the edges with an overlocker or do the zig-zag with an ordinary sewing machine.

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