# Quick Answer: How many yards of fabric do you need to make a throw pillow?

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## How much fabric does it take to make a throw pillow?

A square of 54-inch fabric is 1 1/4 yards long. That’s enough for four finished 16-inch square pillows (plus one 18-inch square of fabric left over). That 54-inch square also is a perfect size for a throw; just hem or finish the edges.

## How much fabric do I need to make a 16×16 pillow?

fabric {1/2 yard is good for a 16 X 16 or smaller pillow}

## 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″).

## How do you measure fabric for a pillow?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size rectangle you’ll need, add 1 inch (2.5 cm) to the height for the seam allowance, and multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches (15 cm). (For example, an 18-inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19-by-42-inch [48.5 cm by 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

## How much fabric do I need for a 24×24 pillow?

Fabric Needed For 24×24 Pillow

Even though there is only 8 inches difference between the 16 by 16 inch and the 24 by 24 inch pillows, you are going to need almost 1 yard more of material to make a pillowcase for the latter size. 1.33 to be exact, give or take a few inches.

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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 is the best fabric to make pillowcases?

Here are the best pillowcase materials:

• Cotton. One of the most popular pillowcase materials is cotton. …
• Nylon. Another common pillowcase fabric, nylon is typically made to look like silk. …
• Linen. Linen is a high quality, natural flax product that is no longer produced in quantity. …
• Satin. …
• Silk.

## How do I make my pillow Fluffy?

Use a Tennis Ball In A Sock Method

A tennis ball should work well since it’s hard enough to pound the pillow and should help break apart any clumped-up fill. Simply place a tennis ball inside a sock and then add it into the dryer with your pillows.

## How do you wash and reuse pillow stuffing?

You can use the stuffing from your old pillows as new filling to repair these toys. Just open the toy along the seam, add in the stuffing and stitch it back up. You can then wash the toy either by hand or machine, then it’ll be as good as new! Throw them in the car.