A very sweet friend of mine I met through blogging asked me to sew her a pillow. Since I would only be sending her the pillowcase I knew I had to learn how to sew a envelope back, it was pretty simple, here is the tutorial.
Cut a piece of fabric that is the width of your pillow, plus 1 extra inch on each side. For the height add 6 inches in addition to the height of your pillow.
After the fabric is cut, hem the sides. I do this by folding the sides over a half inch and iron, then fold them over and iron again. This just gives it a more finished look.
Lay fabric with print side facing you. Fold the hemmed edges towards the center about a quarter up. (I realized since I wasn’t working with a print it might be hard to follow along so I mocked this up to give you a better example)
Lay your other piece of fabric on top with print facing down. Allow the top (where the envelope fold will be) to overlap about 2 inches.
This is what it looks like with no print
I pin the two pieces together and iron where I am going to sew so my lines are straight. I know the more experience I have I could skip this step.
Sew and turn your pillowcase right side out. Poke out the corners and insert your pillow.
Allison asked for the french postcard print from graphics fairy.
I used the same process that I used here to transfer the print.
I hope she likes it!