Over the past 2 years I’m been ever so slowing transforming my Master Bedroom into an oasis that I actually want to spend time in! I have one long window in the room that never had a curtain in front of it. Originally I was going to sew a curtain for the space (obvious DIYer solution!), but then I found the perfect curtain for the perfect price and dropped that plan. Since I only had one window and the curtains came with two panels, I came up with a new DIY plan. Simple Envelope Pillow Covers.
I would consider myself a beginner sewer. If you have any basic sewing skills you can tackle this project. My curtain panel made two pillow covers.
1 or 2 pillows
How to Make Pillow Covers:
Begin by measuring the width and length of your pillow. Add about half an inch to that measurement for seam allowances. My pillows were 20″ x 20″, so I measured 20.5″
Cut the hemmed edges of your curtain off to make a new straight edge. Cut out a square using that measurement above. That will be your pillow front. In my example, my pillow front was 20.5″ x 20.5″
Fold over the center edges of your two back rectangles by 1/4″ and iron them down flat. Fold one more time and iron.
Sew this hem in place.
Lay your two back pillow cover pieces on top of the front piece. Right sides together. The two back pieces will overlap a bit.
Pin all 4 sides of the pillow cover in place. Using a 3/8″ seam allowance, Sew along the edges of the cover. When you are done sewing, clip the corners corners off and turn your pillow cover right side out.
Hope you enjoy your new Envelope Pillow Covers!
Don’t forget to hope over and take a look at our new Master Bedroom Gallery Wall too!