I have a little pillow in my daughter’s cot and it had a plain old pillow case on it that I whipped up in a hurry many moons ago. It was a more than bland (it may have even been calico) so I thought I’d make a new one for her. I’ve not got a lot of time on my hands at the moment so I decided to go for a simple envelope style pillow case.
Here are my making notes if you would like to make a simple envelope style pillow case yourself! This tutorial only requires four straight lines of stitching and no zipper to insert. You only need basic sewing skills so why not give it a try. All you need is some fabric, a sewing machine and an iron.
Simple Envelope Pillow Case Tutorial
Take the measurements of your pillow insert:
I have used the measurements of my pillow for illustration purposes
The fabric calculation is as follows: (A x 2) + 6″ by B + 1/2″
In this case (14×2)+6″ = 34″ by 10 1/2″
At each short end create a hem by turning under 1/2″ and then tun under another 1/2″
From the right side of the fabric top stitch the hem in place about 3/4″ from the edge and then press over your line of stitching.
Lay the fabric with the right side facing upwards. Fold over one side of the fabric so that the edge of the hem is approximately 3/4 of the way across the main part of the pillow. In this case I have placed it 9 inches across.
Next overlap the other side of the fabric. Ensure that the width of your pillow case cover matches your pillow insert measurement. In this case 10″
Next sew along the raw edges of the pillow case 1/4″ from the edge
Finally give the pillow case a press, before turning through to the right side and pressing again