You asked: How long does it take to sew a pillowcase?

This DIY standard pillowcase project is a great beginner sewing DIY and takes about 15 minutes from start to finish – not bad right?!

How much fabric does it take to make 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.

How much fabric do I need to make 2 pillowcases?

To make 2 pillowcases, you need:

  1. 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for standard & queen size pillowcases (20″ x 30″).
  2. 2.5 yards (2.3 meters) of fabric for king size pillowcases (20″ x 40″).

Which way does a pillowcase go?

The openings of the pillowcases should be facing inward and toward each other. This positioning will make sure no part of the uncovered pillow is exposed. Think of the openings of each pillowcase facing the middle of the bed.

How long is a standard pillow?

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Standard King
Dimensions (Width x Length) 20” x 26” 20” x 36”
Best For Side and stomach sleepers, since they tend to squish or bunch their pillow Shoppers looking for a size that will fit multiple bed sizes Those with king or California king mattresses Back sleepers, especially those with broader shoulders
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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.

What size is a pillowcase?

This pillowcase is just like a ‘Standard’ size pillowcase, however it is longer. This is usually 15cm longer, so it is more oblong in size. Note that two ‘King’ sized pillows will fit across a Super King size bed which measures 183cm wide.

Pillow & Pillowcase Size Chart.

Pillow / Pillowcase Size
Super King 50cm x 90cm (20″ x 36″)

How much fabric do I need for a 12×12 pillow?

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Type of Pillow Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
Square pillow forms 12 x 12 inches 1/3 yard
14 x 14 inches 1/2 yard
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard