How to Make an Envelope Throw Pillow

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Aren’t throw pillows so fun? They’re easy to switch out for different looks and seasons and they instantly make your couch, chairs or bed look finished and chic. Pillows can express your personality or bring an added texture to your room. In short, pillows rock. If you’re a throw pillow fan, you’re going to love this tutorial.

envelope style pillows

Envelope pillow covers are easy to make and easy to put on and take off a pillow. Perfect for the pillow collector, this style of pillow cover can be used on a premade pillow form, an insert you made yourself or as a pillow slipcover. Think of the possibilities! You could cover your everyday pillows with festive Christmas or other holiday covers for their seasons.

These envelope style pillow covers are made from one piece of fabric and require minimal sewing, making them a great starting project for beginners. We made our pillows with a deep overlap, which makes the insert a little more difficult to squeeze in, but allows the fabric to lay nice and flat once the pillow is in place.

This style of pillow is great for both indoor and outdoor applications. In fact, the pillow in the video is made from an outdoor P/Kaufmann Fabric, Native Leaves Red.

Materials List:

  • Fabric
  • V-46, V-69 or Monofilament Thread (nylon or polyester)
  • Pillow Form

Tools List:

  • Multiuse Pins 1-1/2" #102985
  • Deluxe 5-1/2" Magnetic Sewing Guide #103597
  • Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Canvas & Upholstery #129
  • Sailrite® Edge Hotknife #103800
  • Sailrite® Ultrafeed® LS Walking Foot Sewing Machine (100-230V) #300500

Have any big plans for your envelope throw pillows? Do you have any sewing tips to share? Share your thoughts in the comments!