Hello everyone! Juliana here with you today to share how to create a Halloween envelope pillow cover using Therm O Web Heat N Bond®. I love to decorate for Halloween, and I thought it would be fun to create some Halloween themed pillow covers for the pillows on my couch. To create these pillows, I used Blend Fabrics Spooktactular collection. It was perfect for my project with its combination of pumpkins, spiders, owls, cats and bats in the traditional colors of Halloween.
Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatnBond® Hem Adhesive Regular Weight
HeatnBond® Fusible Interfacing Medium Weight
Here is a tutorial on how to create your own envelope pillow covers for a square shaped pillow.
Measure your pillow. My square pillows were 18 x 18 inches.
Front: To create the front piece, add 1 inch to the pillow size to allow a 1/2 inch seam all the way around. Cut fabric to 19 x 19 inches. Cut a piece of HeatnBond® Fusible Interfacing Medium Weight to 19 x 19 inches. Iron this onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Back: To create the back side, you’ll need 2 pieces of fabric. You want to make sure you have a nice overlap of the material. For the square pillow, I cut two pieces of fabric to 19 x 14 inches. This gives you about a 5 inch overlap. Cut 2 pieces of HeatnBond® Fusible Interfacing Medium Weight to 19 x 14 inches. Iron each of these onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Fold over a 1/2 inch on the longer edge of each of the back pieces. Iron the hem and fold over another 1/2 inch and iron again. Place a piece of Heat N Bond® Hem Adhesive into the hem and iron. Repeat for the other back piece.
Now it’s time to start sewing:
Position the front piece with the right side facing upward.
Lay one of the back pieces on top of it with right side facing up. Position the hemmed edge toward the middle. Lay the other back piece on top making sure to overlap the hems you just created. Pin the pieces together.
Sew around the outside edge with a 1/2 inch seam. Turn it right side out and place your pillow inside.
Here you can see a couple of the pillows from the back side with the overlapping material.
I also followed this same tutorial to create a smaller pillow however, I got a bit “fancier” and did some fabric piecing to create a paneled effect on the front. The two things to keep in mind when creating pillow covers is the seam allowance and the overlap on the back side. I recommend using a tape measure to help determine if you have enough overlap before you beginning cutting your material.
I really love how these pillow covers turned out and I can’t wait to make more of them for other holidays or even to easily change out my pillows during the year for a fresh look. I hope you enjoyed learning how to create your own envelope pillow cover with Therm O Web Heat N Bond®.