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# How many yards of fabric does it take to make a pillowcase?

Allowing Fabric Allowances
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.

People also ask, how much fabric do I need to make 2 pillowcases?

Fabric Requirements

1. Travel Size (12x16-inch) Pillowcase: 24x25 inches (3/4 yard of 45-inch-wide fabric makes 2)
2. Standard Size (20x26-inch) Pillowcase: 40x40 inches (1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide fabric)
3. Queen Size (20x30-inch) Pillowcase: 40x44 inches (1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide fabric)

Subsequently, question is, how do you make a pillowcase? To make a pillowcase, start by cutting out a piece of fabric that's 45 inches by 36 inches. Then, fold the fabric in half lengthwise so the back of the fabric is facing out. Next, use a sewing machine or a threaded needle to stitch the long side and one of the short sides.

Thereof, how many yards of fabric do I need for a 22x22 pillow?

Sewing For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard
20 x 20 inches 3/4 yard
30 x 30 inches 1 yard

How do I calculate how much fabric I need?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

1. Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
2. Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

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