I’ve found my favorite THREE envelope pillowcase tutorials for you. These are all easy to follow. Choose the one you enjoy the most!
Learning to sew? An envelope pillowcase must be one of the easiest beginner projects out there. Grab some fabric and your basic sewing supplies, a sewing machine and you’ll be ready for this tutorial to learn how to sew an envelope pillowcase from these great video tutorials.
Envelope pillow cases can be used with any size pillow form. Just adjust the size of the pillow case accordingly. Use these on your sofa so it’s easy to wash or change out by season. Or use them as decorative pillows on your bed. This is a really economical way to change up your decor a little bit whenever you feel like it.
Gather Envelope Pillowcase Supplies
- Quilting cotton (1/2 yard) (wash the fabric before sewing)
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Cutting mat and acrylic ruler
- Seam ripper
I’ve found three videos that I prefer for this skill. You may find that one is easier for you to follow than the others but I do hope that at least one of them is good for you.
In the first video, she shows us two different ways to sew these easy envelope pillowcases. The first method is to use one continuous piece of fabric. She’ll teach you to hem each end then sew up the sides. It’s so easy anyone can do this.
The second method will use two different types of fabric. This will make it so the back of your pillowcase has a contrasting fabric to the front. It’s got a couple more straight seams but no harder to sew at all! Maybe try this method after you’ve tried the first method.
For beginners, always use 100% cotton quilting fabric. This will be the easiest to work with. I know faux fur pillows or fleece pillows are cute but wait until you’ve got a bit more experience before you tackle those.
The final products are simple but useful pillows you can put on your beds or your sofa. These are easy to take on and off for washing as well. That’s one of my main complaints about most pillows you can buy in the store. Most don’t have a zipper or closure so you can wash them. Once they’re dirty you can’t really do much with them.
In her video she finishes the seams with a serger but you can use a regular sewing machine. You can cut the seam with pinking sheers to finish it easily or sew a zigzag stitch on the edge of the fabric so it won’t unravel when washed.
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Ready to sew? Watch this quick video tutorial and you’ll be on your way!
- Use 100% cotton quilting fabric.
- Start with the one piece method.
- Use a fresh sewing machine needle that’s nice and sharp.
- Use new thread, not thread that you found in your grandma’s attic.
- Have fun and don’t stress if you mess up. Have a seam ripper handy just in case.
Thanks for the great tutorial from the Youtube Channel School of Decorating.
This next video is from Dana (MADE Everyday). She has a wonderful YouTube channel and blog. I highly recommend scrolling around her videos. She also shows you two ways of making envelope pillow cases.
Enjoy the video. I’m loving the pillows she made!
And, finally, Treasurie has a great video tutorial. This is one of the most popular on YouTube. She makes a mini pillow in this tutorial so it might be easier to see because it all fits on screen.