Easy Envelope Fold Pillow Covers

7 Materials
$0
1 Hour
Easy

Update any decorative pillow in your home easily and in under an hour using fabric or in this case, a tablecloth, a sewing machine and sticky velcro with only a few minutes of straight stitch on a machine are required!
I love this method because I love to change my decor often (as you can see on my Insta Page ) and as a mom to 8, the fact that it can easily be removed and cleaned is a definite plus! Mom Win!

easy envelope fold pillow covers
For this project, I am covering 2 Euro Sham size pillow forms. The tablecloth I had on hand was large enough to cover both pillows.
*To check - Lay your pillow form across your laundered and ironed fabric to ensure that the fabric is large enough to cover the entire pillow (or pillows). You want to make sure that not only is your fabric wide enough to cover your pillow, but that your fabric is also about half your pillows size in length as well for the envelope fold at the end*
easy envelope fold pillow covers
Once your fabric is cut to size, lay it with the "good" sides touching. This is to keep your stitch hidden in your final product.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
Stitch 3 of the 4 sides using a simple straight stitch.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
Once you are finished stitching your 3 sides, turn your fabric right side out and insert your pillow form. Tuck in the top piece of fabric alongside the pillow.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
You will then take the other piece of fabric from the end and tuck it OVER the pillow and into the coordinating side.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
These pieces are to hold your enveloped fabric in place. Only 2-3 inches are needed per pillow.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
Place your first piece of velcro and remove tape backing to adhere to fabric.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
Line your velcro pieces together and place onto fabric pressing firmly (velcro may also be sewn on instead of using the sticky back velcro)
easy envelope fold pillow covers
This is what your envelope fold will look like once it is velcroed.
easy envelope fold pillow covers
Finished Product. I left the ruffle from the tablecloth because I really liked the look. But, I could have easily trimmed off the ruffle before sewing if I preferred.
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Cri31306474
    on May 1, 2018

    If one doesn't have a sewing machine

    how long do you think one could take doing it

    by hand?

  • Kathleen
    on May 16, 2018

    I don’t get the fabric being 1/2 the pillow size in length. Did you mean twice or double, then extra to tuck in?

    • Debra Bittenbender Maitland
      on May 27, 2018

      I took it to mean double the pillow length (to cover pillow) PLUS 1/2 the pillow length to allow for tucking in to the pillow case.

  • Adina Fulsom
    on May 19, 2018

    Ive never had luck with the stick on Velcro! It pulls loose, especially if it gets warm used outdoors, and becomes a sticky mess. How do you solve this problem?

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  • Kathy
    on Apr 29, 2019

    Just a tip...several years back I had a very expensive mistake sticky back velcro will ruins your sewing machine how do I know it ruined mine be sure to use non-adhesive velcro to avoid the adhesive gumming up inside your sewing machine. Have fun,,,

    • Shannon
      on May 6, 2019

      I was going to type the same message!! I didn’t ruin the machine, but I did ruin the needle, bobbin,thread, and just made a sticky, nasty mess. Glad I’m not the only one. Lol

  • Betsy
    on Jun 29, 2019

    Here's a tip: If your thread keeps getting caught up in the Velcro when you don't sew exactly on that skinny non-Velcro strip, try using a ball point needle. My favourite is Schmetz.

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