How do you sew a pillowcase?

How much fabric do you need for a pillowcase?

Allowing Fabric Allowances

A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming and an approximate 4-inch hem. One yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case, if the material is preshrunk.

What is the best fabric in sewing pillowcase?

Here are the best pillowcase materials:

  • Cotton. One of the most popular pillowcase materials is cotton. …
  • Nylon. Another common pillowcase fabric, nylon is typically made to look like silk. …
  • Linen. Linen is a high quality, natural flax product that is no longer produced in quantity. …
  • Satin. …
  • Silk.

How do you make a pillowcase without a sewing machine?

no sew. You can literally wrap your already covered pillow (or pillow form) up like a burrito, meaning the only thing you have to purchase is fabric from your local craft store. You simply take a square of fabric, place the pillow towards one corner, wrap, tie, and you’re done!

How do you finish the edge of a pillow?

A common way to close a pillow is to hand stitch the fourth side of the pillow closed. This is the best method to use when you want the edges of the pillow to appear the same on every side and if you either don’t plan on removing the pillow or want to use stuffing rather than a pillow form, as you sew it inside.

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