How to Make an Envelope Pillow Sham

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Welcome to our detailed instruction video, "How to Make an Envelope Pillow Sham." This short video will serve as a step-by-step guide to making a simple pillow sham with a flap-style opening in the back for pillow insertion. Decorative pillow shams add a nice finishing touch to any bedroom set and can help tie an entire look together.

Sailrite® is proud to offer an expansive variety of proper upholstery fabrics, many of which are ideal for making this type of pillow sham. You'll probably want to select a fabric with some softness so you're always comfortable while you sleep, but it's also important to have a fabric that is durable enough to resist everyday wear and tear and has some stain resistance. Many Sunbrella® fabrics, like those in the Sailrite Collection of Sunbrella Upholstery Fabrics, are both beautiful and tough enough to make great pillow shams. Sunbrella fabrics are made from solution-dyed acrylic and are well-known for their stain, water, mold and mildew resistance.

Keep in mind that you do not have to use Sunbrella interior fabric, as there are several other options you could choose from for the perfect pillow sham. Some of our favorite fabrics that make soft, light pillow shams are P/Kaufmann Clarity, P/Kaufmann Suna and P/K Lifestyles® Namaste Scroll. We've included some of these in the "Related Items" section of this blog. But keep in mind you're welcome to choose whatever interior home décor fabric works best for your desired look! We're sure to have something you'll love.

Our easy-to-follow instructional video will walk you through all the necessary steps it takes to create a custom envelope pillow sham. And be sure to include photos in the comments below so we can see the finished project! Thanks for choosing Sailrite for all your DIY needs.

How did your pillow sham turn out? We'd love to see photos of your finished project! You can either post pictures in the comments section below or post photos to your favorite social media site. Be sure to tag your photo #Sailrite so we can see what you made!