# Frequent question: How many meters of fabric does it take to make a pillowcase?

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## How much fabric does it take to make a pillowcase?

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.

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

No-sew pillows take more yardage. One 12- to 14-inch pillow requires a 36-inch square (1 yard). An 18- to 20-inch pillow needs 1 1/4 yards of 54-inch fabric.

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

fabric {1/2 yard is good for a 16 X 16 or smaller pillow}

## How much fabric do I need for a queen pillowcase?

Purchase 1 1/4 yards of 44-inch fabric for each queen-size pillowcase you want to make. Two pillowcases will require 2 1/2 yards of fabric. This pillowcase is made of one kind of fabric and is one-piece construction.

## How much bigger should a pillowcase be than the pillow?

Opt for a pillowcase measuring 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the pillow length and 2 1/2 to 4 inches wider than the pillow width, if you’re buying a ready-made pillowcase.

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## How do I calculate how much material I need?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

1. Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
2. Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

## What size zipper do I need for a 20 inch pillow?

For example, I use a 18” zipper for a 20” pillow insert and a 22” zipper for a 24” pillow insert, etc. and I always sew my covers 1 inch smaller than the insert (the seams for a 20” pillow insert are actually 19” for the pillow cover) so a zipper that is two inches smaller than the size of the insert works best.

## How do you measure fabric for a pillow?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size rectangle you’ll need, add 1 inch (2.5 cm) to the height for the seam allowance, and multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches (15 cm). (For example, an 18-inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19-by-42-inch [48.5 cm by 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

## How many yards of fabric does it take to make a king size pillowcase?

Sizing Up Fabric Needs for Pillow Covers

Type of Pillow Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
King-size bed pillow 20 x 36 inches 1-1/4 yards
Square pillow forms 12 x 12 inches 1/3 yard
14 x 14 inches 1/2 yard
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
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## What are the 5 steps of drafting a pattern for pillowcase?

How to Make a Simple Pillow Case

1. Step 1: Make a “Pattern” Using a pillowcase you already have, measure the rectangle to find how big you need to make yours. …
2. Step 2: Cut Fabric. …
3. Step 3: Pin the Fabric. …
4. Step 4: Sew. …
5. Step 5: Make the Opening Hem. …
6. Step 6: Pin the Panels Together. …
7. Step 7: Sew Around the Panels. …
8. Step 8: Done.