Master Bedroom Redo: Envelope Pillow

This is the style I used for my euro pillows. I did different fabrics on the front and back so they’re reversible. The envelope side looks pretty good, because the prints work so nicely.

I used fabrics 4, 6, and another one that didn't get in the picture. Oops.

These pillows are pretty easy to make, because you don’t have to do any hand sewing (you do have to use the iron, which isn’t my favorite!).

I’m going to make the directions pretty general, so you can adjust this to any size pillow form.

What you’ll need:
*coordinating thread
*pillow form

1.  For the front:  Measure your pillow and add 1″ to the side and top.

2.  For the back:  Cut two back panels the same width as the front. Cut the length about 2/3 the length of the front panel. This gives you room to finish the edges and conceal the pillow completely.

3.  Fold one side of each of the back 1/2″ and then another 1/2″ to create a clean edge. Sew in both hems.

4.  With right sides together, match the back panels to the top and bottom of the front panel. There should be some overlap in the center to create your envelope.

This shows one back panel attached to the front. The second back will start at the top and overlap in the middle.

5.  Stitch around all four sides of the pillow. I zigzag the edges to reinforce them.

6.  Turn your pillowcase inside out and put your pillow in.

The front of both pillows

The backs of both pillows

These pillows were also made using this style:

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