You asked: Which measurement is correct for making a pillow cover?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size rectangle you’ll need, add 1 inch (2.5 cm) to the height for the seam allowance, and multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches (15 cm). (For example, an 18-inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19-by-42-inch [48.5 cm by 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

How do you measure for a pillow cover?

Pillow covers are measured from seam to seam for the most accurate measurement. To measure, remove the pillow cover from insert / filler, turn the cover inside out, lay the cover on a flat surface and measure from the inside seam to seam.

What size should my pillow cover be?

We generally recommend using inserts that are 2″ larger all around than your finished pillow size. For example if you have an 18×18 pillow cover, you’ll want to use a 20×20 insert. This will ensure that your pillow looks plump and luxurious. If the insert is too small, the pillow cover will look saggy.

How much bigger should a pillow case 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.

What size is 18×18 pillow?

20″ x 20″ is the correct size insert for your 18″ x 18″ cover.

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Should pillow be smaller than pillowcase?

Your pillowcase should be at least one to two inches longer and wider than your pillow. Most pillowcases also have three to four inches of extra fabric at the end, but you should only measure the primary area of the pillowcase that your pillow will sit in to make sure it will fit properly.

How much fabric do I need for a cushion cover?

Measure the height of the cushion if you are covering a box cushion. Multiply the width of the cushion by two and the depth of the cushion by two, and add those numbers together to figure out how much fabric you will need to make the sides, front and back of the box cushion. Add 2 inches for seam allowances.