How do you sew a standard pillowcase?

How much fabric do I need for a standard 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 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.

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.

Do queen size pillows fit in standard cases?

Queen pillows fit snug in a standard-size pillowcase, so no need to buy a different size for them unless you prefer a looser look.

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