Craft: How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover in 20 Minutes

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Hey there! Today I'm going to show you how to make these super cute AND easy slipcovers. These envelope covers are great because they slip right off and are easy to wash. I promise that anyone who owns a sewing machine can do this. 🙂 You'll only need a few things to get started.

How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover in 20 Minutes



Step 1:

Measure your pillow to determine the size of fabric you will need. Here's an easy formula my MIL taught me. Length = (pillow's size x 2)+3", Width = pillows size + 3". Once you have determined the size of your fabric cut out the rectangle shape.

Step 2: Hem both of your SHORT edges 1/2 inch.

Step 3: Fold your fabric in half, right sides together.

Step 4: Fold your other edge in, overlapping the first fold. It should overlap about 2-3 inches. Pin sides.

Step 5: Sew both ends shut (make sure not to close the middle—just the ends).

Flip the cover right side out and stuff your pillow in. See, that wasn't too bad. You'll be making some fabulous pillows in no time at all. Once you get started, you just can't stop. Especially with all the cute fabrics at Riley Blake Designs. 😉

Hopefully you found this tutorial helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!

What are some other simple ways you've added some flare to your home decor?

Jamielyn is the founder and managing editor of She is married to her best friend and together they have two beautiful children just under two years apart. Her days are filled with lots of snuggles, crafts, e-mails, avoiding the ever-growing pile of laundry, play dough, sneaking bites of chocolate and wondering, “Is it nap time yet?!” I Heart Nap Time is a creative site sharing DIY home projects on a budget, crafts, sewing tutorials, easy recipes, tips and techniques. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Jamielyn created I {Heart} Nap Time where she shares her creativity, DIY Projects, crafts, sewing tutorials and recipes. Jamielyn enjoys spending time with her family and building their home in Phoenix Arizona.


3 responses to “Craft: How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover in 20 Minutes”

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  2. Bonnie says:

    Hi Jamielyn,

    Step 3 says to fold the fabric in half, right sides together. But, if I do so, it doesn’t look like the picture, as both short ends are then meeting. Is this right? Please clarify.

  3. Tricia says:

    I’m with Jamielyn,

    Shouldn’t it be in fold in a quarter or something and then fold over remaining?

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