Monday, June 24, 2013

Burlap Envelope Pillow

I wanted to  make an Envelope pillowcase out of Burlap.  I had some extra fabric so I thought it would be fun to make a Fourth of July themed one!



Here is a view of the back.  It really didn't take me all that long...


These Measurements are for a 16 x 16 pillow insert:

Front Pieces (Mine are cut in 2 sections and then stitched together:) Your total area for the front piece should be 17 in. wide by 17 in. long.

Top Piece 17 in. wide and 6 in. long (The blue fabric in the photo below)
Bottom Piece: 17 in. wide and 11 in. long (The Burlap fabric in the photo below:)

Place right sides together at the middle seam horizontally and stitch across:


Finished Front Piece:  Measures: 17 in. wide and 17 in. long



Back Piece:
Cut: 17 in. wide and 22 in. long




Next cut your back piece in half Horizontally at the middle so now each back piece measures: 11 in. long but still stays 17 in. wide



Now you will do a double roll hem horizontally on both pieces right where you just cut.  When finished, the two pieces will look like this:


Here is a closeup of the double roll:

Next you will layer and over lap these two back pieces right sides together on top of the front piece you stitched together:

Layer one Back piece with hem running horizontal right sides together across the middle on top of the front piece:



Layer Second Back piece with hem running horizontal. Over lap the other back piece: It really doesn't matter which piece is on top or bottom for the back.

When the two back pieces overlap and the pillow is finished, they form an opening for the pillow insert to go in and will look like this:


Now pin around the edges of the entire square:


Sew a 1/4 in to 1/2 in seam allowance around the outside of the pinned edge:

Turn the fabric case out to the finished side and your case is complete!  Next I cut a No. 4 on my Silhouette out of contact paper.  I also placed a piece of cardboard or board inside the case behind the number four that I am painting so the paint did not leak through to the other pieces of fabric:


Paint in the stencil:



Peel off contact paper and your case is complete!


If you would like to see a tutorial on how I made the Chevron Envelope Pillow case, you can see that here or by clicking on the photo below:





With Much Love & Gratitude,













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