How much fabric do I need to make a king size pillowcase?

2.5 yards (2.3 meters) of fabric for king size pillowcases (20″ x 40″).

How much fabric do I need for 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 many yards of 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 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 make a large pillowcase?

How to Make a Pillowcase

  1. Cutting your fabric. Start by cutting two identical size pieces of fabric, that are each 29.5 inches long and 21 inches wide. …
  2. Fold fabric, iron, pin, and sew. …
  3. Repeat step 2 with the second piece of fabric.
  4. Pin the pieces together and sew. …
  5. Flip the pillowcase right side out and it’s ready to use.
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What is standard size pillow?

Standard Size Pillow Dimensions



A standard pillow measures 20 inches by 26 inches. It’s a compact size perfect for sleepers who don’t change sleeping positions through the night. If you are a combination sleeper who tosses and turns in bed while sleeping, you may slide off the pillow, causing neck aches.

How many yards do you need for a pillow?

A standard bed pillow measures 20-by-26 inches; it needs 5/8 yard of 54-inch fabric. A queen-size pillow is 20 by 30 inches; it needs 1 1/8 yards. A 20-by-36-inch king pillow needs 1 1/4 yards. More fabric may be needed to match patterns or stripes, but pillows usually are so small that’s not an issue.

How much fabric do I need for a queen pillowcase?

Purchase 1 1/4 yards of 44-inch fabric for each queen-size pillowcase you want to make. Two pillowcases will require 2 1/2 yards of fabric. This pillowcase is made of one kind of fabric and is one-piece construction.

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