How many yards do you need to make a pillowcase?

How many yards does it take to make a standard pillow?

A standard bed pillow measures 20-by-26 inches; it needs 5/8 yard of 54-inch fabric. A queen-size pillow is 20 by 30 inches; it needs 1 1/8 yards. A 20-by-36-inch king pillow needs 1 1/4 yards. More fabric may be needed to match patterns or stripes, but pillows usually are so small that’s not an issue.

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 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.

How wide is a yard of fabric?

1 yard is 3 feet long. Remember the width can change. It could be 60″ wide, 72″ wide or even 102″ wide, but the length of a yard is always 36 inches or 3 feet.

Can a queen pillow fit in a standard pillowcase?

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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