Jeanine Case Pillow November 15th, 2018 - 04:29:05
The idea here is that you're using one piece of fabric you're going to fold it over, and this is going to make your pillow cover so for the continuous fabric envelope pillow cover, you will need a piece of fabric, the width of your pillow and the length Of two times your pillow plus a little extra for overlap, my favorite pillow size is an 18 inch square pillow. So this piece of fabric is 18 inches wide by 42 inches long. That gives me enough fabric to overlap on the back to make that envelope closure. So step number one for the envelope pillow covers is to have the short end of your fabric. I just fold over a quarter of an inch and press it flat with my fingers, and then I fold it over again another quarter of an inch again using my fingers to just press that seam flat. If you're really a perfectionist, you can certainly get out the iron and press that, but I don't it's necessary at this point, then I just pin along where I'm going to make that hem just enough to hold it in place. While I'm sewing once you have both of your hem sewn on the end of your fabric, the next step is to fold your pillow cover.
I start with fold in half, so I know where that Center mark is on my fabric, open it up so that the right side is facing you and keeping track of that Center mark. And I'm going to take my quilting rule and just put the 9-inch mark halfway through my fellow right on that Center mark of the fabric, then this edge of the ruler becomes my guide for where to fold the fabric. So I just fold it over make sure my edges are even I pull out my ruler. I flip it around to put the 18-inch mark the size. I want my pillow cover right on that first fold, and now this end, this end of the ruler actually becomes my guide for making my second fold. Once I have both pieces folded, I can simply remove the ruler. Now it's a matter of preference if you prefer to pin all on your seams on each side. I actually use a serger to finish my pillows, so I just like to insert two pins a couple inches in from the side right along where my hems are.
I'm holding all of these layers together when I'm running this through my serger and I'll put two on this far side as well, and you are ready for the last step at this point, you're going to make a seam on each side of the pillow. And then you will have a cover that is ready to go. Okay. For the last step, I use a serger to actually finish my pillow covers, if you don't have a server check to see if your sewing machine has an overlock stitch that you can use. Otherwise, you can trim the edge of your pillow with pinking shears, which will help prevent any frame. I was easy right. This is the finished pillow cover. This is the envelope closure right here. You can see how the two fabrics overlap on the back making that closure. I always get asked how these work or how you stuff them and it's you know one part art in one part: science. So you open your envelope. Pillow closure um and you stuff your pillow into the one side and if you're like me and you like plump pillow covers you have to be a little forceful with it. Um work those corners in there and then I try to just sort of shove it all. In to that end, tucking it in and then pull over that flap from the other side and get the pillow to work its way under there and flatten out, and you just have to work those corners into the corner of your pillow, make sure they're in there. So that the pillow will wave the right way when the pillow cover is done when you're done stuffing it that overlaps area might gap a little bit if your pillow is pretty fluffy, but you can keep working it to get that smooth and when you're done.