A standard pillow measures about 20 inches wide by 26 inches , yet to make its pillowcase, you’ll need more fabric. A pillowcase that is well-fitting contains enough material for a neat finish and isn’t hard to wear the pillow. Calculate just how much fabric you’ll need using the cushion’s dimensions and contemplating a couple of different requirements.
Allowing Fabric Allowances
A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming and also an approximate 4-inch hem. One yard of fabric that is 45-inch-wide should be sufficient to make one standard case, if the substance is preshrunk. If not, use slightly more fabric — so or two inches — and preshrink it by drying and washing it according to the material kind. The cut dimensions could be 36 inches by 45 inches, however if you’re using 1 yard — 36 inches — of 45-inch fabric, you do not have to make any cuts; adjust the hem size slightly to accommodate the fabric dimensions, if you prefer. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, wrong-side out, until making the hem and completing the borders.