Are you in the mood for some pillow talk? I’m back with another Envelope Back Pillowcase tutorial for you. Why? Because you need to know more than one way to make an envelope back pillowcase. You see, sometimes you find a remnant of some really expensive fabric for cheap. It’s really pretty and the perfect color. You want to cover two pillows for your sofa, but there’s not enough fabric. What’s a girl to do?
Only use the expensive fabric on the front of the pillow!
In my last tutorial I showed you how to make your pillow case with just one length of fabric. This time we’re going to use 3 pieces of fabric and we’re going to use 2 different fabrics.
I picked up a 2 pack of pillows on sale at Joann’s for 50% off. Score! My pillows measure 16″x16″. Now, last time I told you to add an inch for your seam allowance, but I’ve covered a few more pillows since then and I’ve decided I like my pillowcases a little more snug. So, I cut my front 16″x16″ and then I cut two pieces for the back at 16″x 10″. I just used white cotton fabric for the back. Why did I cut those pieces of cotton 16″x10″? 16″ across like my front piece. 10″ because 16/2=8 and then I added 2″ for overlap. Got it? Good.
You can see I got a little pillow happy! The other 3 pillows were picked up at IKEA last week and the fabrics are from there as well. I made those pillowcases the same way since I only had enough fabric (at least of the striped fabric) for one pillowcase if I used it on the front and the back.
Now I feel like a sophisticated adult because I have decorative pillows on my sofa! And then the girls throw the pillows on the floor and that feeling goes away. Oh, and then there’s the issue of the big blank wall above the sofa. Nonetheless, I love my new pillows! And I’m making (slow) progress on my living room redo.
Got any plans to sew some pillowcases this Easter weekend? I’m pillowed out. I think I’ll sew up some clothes!