How many yards of fabric do I need to make a small pillow?
More fabric may be needed to match patterns or stripes, but pillows usually are so small that’s not an issue. No-sew pillows take more yardage. One 12- to 14-inch pillow requires a 36-inch square (1 yard). An 18- to 20-inch pillow needs 1 1/4 yards of 54-inch fabric.
What do you fill a pillow with?
Some Popular Pillow Fillers to Consider
- Polyester. This is the most popular and most budget-friendly. …
- Polyester Pellets. These look like little droplets of plastic and are often used by crafters to fill stuffed animals. …
- Microbeads. …
- Beanbag Filler. …
- Foam. …
- Down and Other Feathers. …
- Wool. …
When should you throw away pillows?
When to Toss Them: 1 to 2 years
The National Sleep Foundation tells us to plan on replacing pillows every year or two.
How much fabric is needed for a 24 pillow?
Basic Square Pillow
|SIZE||Fabric Repeat: 0″||TRIM|
|20″||2/3 yd||2 1/3 yds|
|22″||2/3 yd||2 1/2 yds|
|24″||2/3 yd||2 3/4 yds|
|27″||3/4 yd||3 1/4 yds|
How much bigger should a pillowcase be than the pillow?
Opt for a pillowcase measuring 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the pillow length and 2 1/2 to 4 inches wider than the pillow width, if you’re buying a ready-made pillowcase.
How much fabric is needed for a pillowcase?
A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming and an approximate 4-inch hem. One yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case, if the material is preshrunk.