DIY Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial

I’m teaming up today with some popular bloggers (Shauna from Satori Living, Jennifer from City Farmhouse and Becky from Infarrantly Creative) to show how we took two yards of fabric from Spoonflower and created a project from it.

We each didn’t know what each other was making so it’s been fun to see what the others came up with!

For Valentine’s Day I made an envelope pillow cover and I’ve been wanting to do another one to tweak my tutorial a bit.  Today I’ll show you how I mastered it!  If I can, so can you ;)

DIY envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

DIY Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial

 This is the beautiful ikat blue fabric I picked from Spoonflower.

Did you know you can design your own fabric with Spoonflower?  Amazing!  You should definitely check them out.

I’m in LOVE with this fabric!  I want to order more and make more of these pillows for my bonus room.

Spoonflower fabric / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

Instructions:

To make an envelope pillow cover for an 18×18 pillow form:

  1. Wash and dry your fabric (if it’s a natural fibre fabric) so it doesn’t shrink later on.
  2. You’ll need to cut two pieces of fabric, cut piece A 18×18 inches.
  3. Cut piece B 18×26 inches.
  4. Then cut piece B in half.
  5. Hem one of the longer sides of each B piece.  To hem, fold over 1/2 inch and iron.

Hem / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

 6.  Then fold over 1/2 inch again and iron.  Sew into place.

How to hem / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

 Now you’ll have two pieces that look like this.

DIY / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

7. Lay one B piece over piece A with fronts facing each other.  Pin and sew together.

Sew / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

8. Now lay the last piece over, pin and sew together.  You’ll notice it will overlap the first piece by about 5 inches.  That’s what you want!

Sew / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

9. This is what it will look like inside out when you’re all done.   Iron it, turn it inside out and stuff your pillow form inside.

DIY / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

And here is the finished product!

Ikat fabric / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

 You can see the envelope enclosure in the photo below.  I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out!

Ikat blue fabric / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com
Blue ikat fabric / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

Spoonflower / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com
Spoonflower fabric / Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

Envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

 Isn’t she lovely?

Why not make your own envelope pillow cover?

 Now be sure to check out what my co-hosts did with their two yards of fabric from Spoonflower!

Spoonflower Fabric Projects Collage

From left to right:

Envelope Pillow by Jamie at So Much Better With Age
Nook Makeover by Jennifer of City Farmhouse
Fabric Covered Lampshade by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative
DIY Roman Shade by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Jamie
Love, love, love French, Vintage, Industrial & Beachy decor, DIY projects, organizing, baking pies from scratch and throwing parties. So glad you're here!
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Comments

  1. says

    Really great fabric! I’d love for you to link it up this week to the Be. You. Tiful Link party going live on Thursday at 6pm PST. I’ve been stalking your blog for awhile now! In a non creepy way, I promise. I’d love to team up and work on some projects together if you are interested:) Pinning this Pillow :)

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