Stitch two hems, sew two seams, and you've made an amazing pillow. Here you'll find complete instructions for making pillow covers in four sizes--from 12" to 18" square. Fabrics are from the Stonehenge Out Of The World collection by Linda Ludovico for Northcott.

September 20, 2017
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Materials:

  • 1/2 yard print fabric
  • 12", 14", 16" or 18" pillow insert*

Note: Instructions for sizes larger than 12" are in parentheses.

Finished pillow cover for a 12", 14", 16", or 18" square pillow insert. Sew this project with 1/4" seams.

Cut Fabrics:

From print fabric, cut one of the following:

  • 12x29" rectangle for 12" pillow cover
  • 14x33" rectangle for 14" pillow cover
  • 16x37" rectangle for 16" pillow cover
  • 18x41" rectangle for 18" pillow cover

Make Pillow Cover:

1. Turn under each short edge of print rectangle 1/4"; press. Turn under edges 1/4" again and stitch each in place.

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2. Place hemmed rectangle print side (printed side) up on work surface. Fold hemmed edges of rectangle to center, overlapping hemmed edges by about 4" to make an 11-1/2x12" (13-1/2x14", 15-1/2x16", or 17-1/2x18") rectangle; pin top and bottom.

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3. Sew across pinned edges using a 1/4" seam allowance, removing pins as you go.

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4. Turn right side out; press. Insert pillow form through opening to complete pillow.

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