# How many yards of fabric do I need to make a pillow?

October 31, 2022

On average, 1 meter of fabric makes a standard size pillowcase. If you are making two pillowcases, go for 2 yards and continue to increase by a yard if you are making more. This depends a little on the width of the fabric. If you have a very wide piece of fabric, you might get away with fewer yards.

## How much fabric do I need to make a 16×16 pillow?

For example, you may have a pillow that is 16 x 16. One side of your fabric is 16 inches. The other side will be double plus 6 inches. {16 x 2 + 6″ = 38″} So you will need a piece of fabric that measures 16 inches x 38 inches.

## How much fabric is needed to cover a 18×18 pillow?

All you need is half a yard of 45 inch wide fabric to sew an 18 inch pillowcase

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a cushion?

Multiply the width of the pillow by two and the depth of the pillow by two and add these numbers to find out how much fabric you will need to make the sides, front and back of the box pillow. Add 2 inches of seam allowances.

## How much fabric do I need for a 20×20 envelope pillow?

If your pillow is 8″ x 8″, measure a piece of fabric that is 19.5 inches wide by 46 inches long. The 19.5″ width is for a final cover size of 19″ plus. 5 inch seam allowance.

## How big do I cut fabric for an 18 inch pillow form?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size of the rectangle you need, add 1 inch to the height for the seam allowance, multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches. (For example, an 18 inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19 x 42 inch [48.5 cm x 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

## How do you make a 16×16 envelope pillow cover?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size of the rectangle you need, add 1 inch to the height for the seam allowance, multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches. (For example, an 18 inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19 x 42 inch [48.5 cm x 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

## How do you make a throw pillow for beginners?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size of the rectangle you need, add 1 inch to the height for the seam allowance, multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches. (For example, an 18 inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19 x 42 inch [48.5 cm x 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

## What size pillow goes in a 16×16 cover?

We recommend using pillow inserts that are 2 inches larger than the pillowcase to completely fill the case and corners. We recommend a 18″ x 18″ insert for our 16″ x 16″ throw pillowcases for a plump pillow.

## What is standard pillow size?

Standard pillows are the smallest of our sleeping pillows, measuring 20″ x 26″. Standard pillows are most commonly associated with single or double beds, and two of these side by side fit perfectly on a double bed. When choosing your pillowcases, don’t worry if you can’t find standard size pillowcases anywhere.

## How do you make an 18×18 pillow cover?

Standard pillows are the smallest of our sleeping pillows, measuring 20″ x 26″. Standard pillows are most commonly associated with single or double beds, and two of these side by side fit perfectly on a double bed. When choosing your pillowcases, don’t worry if you can’t find standard size pillowcases anywhere.

## How big do I cut fabric for a 16 pillow?

If you’re using a square pillow, here are some quick measurements to cut your fabric: 16″ Pillow: Cut the fabric to 16″ x 36″; 17″ Pillow: Cut the fabric 17″ x 38″; 18″ Pillow: Cut the fabric 18″ x 40″.

## How many yards of fabric do I need?

Measurements to fit the width of the fabric

Take the total length you need and divide by 36 to calculate how many yards you need. Most of our fabrics are sold in whole yard increments, so round up to the nearest yard.

## How much do you overlap envelope pillows?

Back Piece and Overlap – 6-8 inches need to be added to the measurements for the Overlap. For example, if you have a 17 x 17 pillow case, then use 17+6 = 23 or 17+8 = 25.

## How wide is a yard of fabric?

How big is one meter of fabric? A yard is a unit of measurement equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. For fabric, a yard refers to length only. Width can vary from 36 inches for quilt cotton to 108 inches for transparencies.

## How do you figure out yardage for upholstery?

Measure the length and width of the front of the sofa. Then measure the inside and outside of the armrests and the seating area with the cushions removed. Once you have your numbers, divide them by 36 to determine the run length. Remember that upholstery fabrics are typically 54 inches wide.

## How much bigger should a cushion cover be than the cushion?

Pro Tip: Always choose a pillow pad that is the same size or one size larger than your pillowcase for extra fullness and comfort. Never choose a pillow pad that is smaller than your cover as you will end up with empty corners where there is no filling – it looks and feels much better overstuffed.

## How do you make a 20 envelope pillow?

Pro Tip: Always choose a pillow pad that is the same size or one size larger than your pillowcase for extra fullness and comfort. Never choose a pillow pad that is smaller than your cover as you will end up with empty corners where there is no filling – it looks and feels much better overstuffed.

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