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Make the Pattern for an Envelope Style Pillow and Cutting Out the Fabric
Pattern for a Pillow with a Decorative Envelope Style Flap

Pattern for a Pillow with a Decorative Envelope Style Flap

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Your fabric could be measured and cut but since there are some angles, it is best to make the pattern on paper first.
  • Draw one rectangle that is 13 1/2" by 17". Use the 13 1/2" edge as a straight grain line. This will be the front part of the pillow that is under the envelope flap.
  • Draw a rectangle 10 1/2" by 17". Mark 3" from the bottom on both 10 1/2" sides. Find the center of the top 17" edge. Draw lines from the 3" mark to the center mark. Use the 3" edge as a straight grain line. This will be the lining piece for the flap of the pillow.
  • Draw a rectangle 17" by 21 inches. Mark 7 1/2" down from the top on each 21" edge. Find the center of the 17" top edge. Draw a line from each side marking to the top center marking. Use the 13 1/2" edge as a straight grain line. This will be the back and flap piece.
  • Use the final marked lines as the pattern pieces. (The black lines in the diagram.)
Cutting:
  • Cut out one of each pattern piece. The facing can be cut out of a complimentary fabric if you are short on the pillow fabric.
Note: All directions refer to a 1/2" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
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