Simple Envelope Pillow

The beautiful Michael Miller blue and white fabrics arrived from Hawthorne Threads and are just as lovely in person as they were online.  I am excited about pulling out my sewing machine and freshening up my couches with new pillows.  The first pillow I will make is a very easy envelope pillow and thought I would show you how very easy it is by posting a simple tutorial.  If you have a sewing machine, can sew a straight line and use a rotary cutter than this basic pillow will be on your couch in less than an hour.

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Materials

1/2 yard fabric

thread to match

16″ x 12″ pillow form

Cut Fabric

Cut the following rectangles using a rotary cutter:

A – one 16-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangle.  Mark this piece as A using a water soluble marker or chalk.

B – two 11-1/4″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles.  Mark these pieces as B and C.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Piece B – fold under one 11-1/4″ edge 3/4″ and press.  Fold it under again 3/4″, press and then edge stitch 1/8″ in along the fold and press.

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2.  Piece C – fold under one 11-1/4″ edge 3/4″ and press.  Fold it under again 3/4″, press and then edge stitch 1/8″ in along the fold and press.

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Assemble Pillow

1.  Place B on top of A with right sides together and  fold facing towards enter back.  Place C on top of B with fold facing towards center back and overlapping B.  Pin around outer edges.

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2.  Stitch 1/2″ seam around all four edges pivoting at the corners.  Press and clip corners.

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3.  Turn pillowcase right side out and insert a 16″ x 12″ pillow form through the opening.

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That is all there is to it and here is my Birds on a Vine in Azure envelope pillow!

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2 thoughts on “Simple Envelope Pillow

  1. Beautiful! I am not sure if we can get this material here in Australia I may just give this a try with material that I do have at home. Thank you for the instructions Rebecca.

  2. Your beautiful fabrics remind me of blue and white printed fabrics I bought in Copenhagen at the Royal Copenhagen store two decades ago. I’ve used the fabrics for window top treatments and pillows as well.

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