Re-covering my ottoman was my snow day fun but I completed a bonus project this week. I made matching pillow covers.
The envelope-backed covers were made from single rectangles of fabric. I chose this style so they could be removed for washing.
To calculate the width of my fabric I took the pillow insert size and added 1 inch. For the length I multiplied the insert size by 2 and added 6 inches.
I used at 14 inch pillow insert so my final fabric dimensions were 15" x 34"
(or 14" + 1" by 14" x 2 plus 6").
First I sewed a double hem on the short ends of my fabric. I folded and pressed 1/2" hem.
Then I folded the 1/2" hem a second time, pressed and pinned it.
I stitched the hem 1/8" from the edge.
With the fabric face up I folded in the ends overlapping them by 4 inches.
I measured my square to be sure that it matched my pillow insert which was 14 inches.
Next I pinned the sides and sewed the edges with a 1/2" seam allowance.
Finally, I turned the covers right side out and put in the pillow inserts.
This was a quick project that gave my spring update some extra flair.