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EASY DIY Envelope Pillow Cover

I’ll admit I have ADD when it comes to home decor.  I’m constantly changing my mind when it comes to layouts, colours, fabric and blah blah blah.  I even annoy myself.

Remember my awesome toy room here.  Took me days to paint the stripes…. 
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Well, this is what it looks like now.  Just 12 months later!!
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
I needed a work space, so I shafted the kids.  Sorry monkeys.
Anyway, the whole point to this story is that I wanted an easy DIY pillow cover pattern, so I could change up my pillows as often as I want.  I haven’t busted out my sewing machine since we lived in this house, so I didn’t want anything complicated.  So, here is what I came up with.  The world’s easiest pillow cover for any dummy on a sewing machine.
First, grab your pillow insert and measure it.  Mine is 20″x20″.  Lay it out on your fabric.
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Measure and cut your fabric to be 2″ longer than your insert on one side (22″ for me!).  For the other side, double the length of your insert, and add 6″ (For me, 20″x2″=40″+6″=46″) See Ry,  I don’t need Grade 12 math.

DIY Envelope Pillow Cover

On the shorter sides, with an iron, press a .5″ seam, then flip and press another .5″ seam

DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Then bust out that dusty sewing machine and sew the hem.  Just a straight line.  You can do it.
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Lay your fabric face up and place pillow in center
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Fold the long sides, one after the other
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover 
Make sure the fabric is lined up on either side and fits snug around the pillow. Then, pin the two flaps of fabric together on either side
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Slide the insert out and pin all the way down the sides
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
Now sew along the edges.  Once you are done sewing, turn the case inside out and slide your insert back in!
You’re done!!
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover
P.S. Like the bench?  Just redid it for my little princess and her crazy stuffie obsession.  
DIY Envelope Pillow Cover