-Pillow form of your choice
-Fabric of your choice
-Scissors and/or rotary cutter
-Ruler and mat
-Sewing machine w/ thread (not pictured)
Example: My pillow form was 18x18
I cut my fabric 19x19
This is the front of your pillow.
Cut a rectangle that is 1 inch taller than you pillow form and 1 inch longer, plus 4-6 inches.
For my pillow:
18x18 Pillow form
Back piece: 19x25
So for my back piece, I cut it in half at 12.5". Now I have 2 pieces that are 19"x12.5"
Pin and sew.
Take your fabric that will be the pillow's front (that is my 19x19 square). Lay it pretty side up on a table.
Now lay one rectangle, pretty side down on top of the square, lining up all the raw edges. Make sure the edge you hemmed is facing the middle.
Now take the other rectangle and repeat what you did above. This will overlap part of the 1st rectangle. That is what you want!
Now sew all around the edges with 1/4 inch seam.
Insert your pillow form and there you have it! See how my hand is in the envelope? Very cute and easy to clean. Just remove the pillow envelope and wash it.
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