How much fabric do I need for a pillow sham?
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.
What are the measurements for a king size pillow sham?
King-size shams measure 20-by-36 inches, not including any additional border. As you can probably guess, they are sized to fit king-size pillows.
How much fabric do I need to make a king size pillowcase?
How Much Fabric For a King Pillowcase. If you own a king-size bed or giving a pillowcase as a gift to someone who does, then all you will need is about 1 1/2 yards of 45-inch fabric. This amount of fabric should make a 20 by 36-inch pillowcase.
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 do you turn a king sham into a standard?
To adapt a king case to a standard pillow, remove the extra 10 inches of length. Turn the case inside out, then use a pair of sharp fabric scissors to cut 9 1/2 inches from the closed edge. Sew a new seam 1/2 inch in from the new cut edge. If the fabric unraveled, trim it before turning the case outward again.
Do queen size pillows fit in standard cases?
Queen pillows fit snug in a standard-size pillowcase, so no need to buy a different size for them unless you prefer a looser look.
How many yards is a king size pillowcase?
Sizing Up Fabric Needs for Pillow Covers
|Type of Pillow||Dimensions (Length by Width)||Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)|
|King-size bed pillow||20 x 36 inches||1-1/4 yards|
|Square pillow forms||12 x 12 inches||1/3 yard|
|14 x 14 inches||1/2 yard|
|16 x 16 inches||1/2 yard|
How do you figure yardage for a pillow?
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. How much trim: Add up the finished measurements for the four sides plus at least 4 inches for turning the corners and seam margins. (The wider the trim, the more you need for the corners.)