# How many yards of fabric do I need to make a 20×20 pillow?

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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 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.

## How many yards do I need for a 12×20 pillow?

No-sew pillows take more yardage. One 12- to 14-inch pillow requires a 36-inch square (1 yard). An 18- to 20-inch pillow needs 1 1/4 yards of 54-inch fabric. How much trim: Add up the finished measurements for the four sides plus at least 4 inches for turning the corners and seam margins.

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## How do I figure out how many yards of fabric I need for a pillow?

Start by measuring the length and width of an individual cushion from the furniture piece. Multiply the length by two to account for both the cushion’s top and bottom faces, and add an inch to the length and width to account for the seams.

## 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.

## 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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## How big should pillow insert be?

We generally recommend using inserts that are 2″ larger all around than your finished pillow size. For example if you have an 18×18 pillow cover, you’ll want to use a 20×20 insert. This will ensure that your pillow looks plump and luxurious. If the insert is too small, the pillow cover will look saggy.

## How do you measure for a pillow cover?

To measure, remove the pillow cover from insert / filler, turn the cover inside out, lay the cover on a flat surface and measure from the inside seam to seam. If the measurement is taken from the front of the pillow cover side to side, the sizing will be smaller than the actual pillow cover size.

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## How many Inces is a yard?

Yards to Inches table

Yards Inches
1 yd 36.00 in
2 yd 72.00 in
3 yd 108.00 in
4 yd 144.00 in

## What does 1 yard of fabric look like?

Most fabric today is sold by the linear yard. One linear yard is 36″ long and the width varies based on the roll of fabric. Our material is 54″ wide.

How big is one linear yard of fabric?

Yards Length Width
1 36 Inches (3 Feet) 54 Inches (4.5 Feet)
2 72 Inches (6 Feet) 54 Inches (4.5 Feet)

## What is the width of a yard of fabric?

The fabric is sold by the yard, so if you got one yard of fabric it would 36 inches long by 44 inches wide. If you got a half yard it would be 18 inches long by 44 inches wide. If you wanted a quarter of a yard it would be 9 inches long by 44 inches wide.

## How big is a yard of fabric in feet?

A yard equals 3 feet, which equals 36 inches.

## How much fabric do I need to cover a 18×18 pillow?

All you need is half a yard of 45 inch wide fabric to sew an 18 inch pillow cover.

## How do you make a trim with a pillow?

Part 3 of 3: Sewing the Trim into Place

1. Pin the trim to the edges of the pillow. …
2. Gather the trim at the corners of the pillow. …
3. Sew along the edges of the trim to secure it on 1 side. …
4. Repeat the same stitch on the opposite side if needed. …
5. Overlap the ends of the trim.
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## How many yards of fabric do I need for a 18×18 pillow?

Sizing Up Fabric Needs for Pillow Covers

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