What is European closure pillow case?

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Instead of being exposed at the end (like most pillowcases in the US), European pillowcases cover the end of the pillow. An approximately 9-inch flap wraps into the case, holding the pillow in place and neatly covering the end. They're easy to make, as Sarah shows us here. European pillowcases from Dreams.co.uk.

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Similarly, how do you make a European pillow case?

European Pillow Sham Tutorial

  1. Grab one of the back pieces and fold & iron 1/2 inch down on one of the 28” sides.
  2. Fold over another 1/2 inch and iron down.
  3. Pin your iron fold to make it secure.
  4. Sew a 1/4” inseam down the side. Repeat steps 1-4 on the other back piece.

Secondly, what is an envelope closure? 1. Envelope Closure. An envelope close looks just like it sounds. Your pillow backing will have two panels of fabric that overlap, leaving an envelope style closure in which you slip your pillow form.

Beside this, what is envelope style pillowcase?

Traditional pillowcases are open on the ends. An envelope pillowcase has a special envelope closure at the end of the case, so the pillow is tucked in and out of sight for a more finished look when making up the bed. Recently, these cases have picked up in popularity.

What way should a pillow face?

P.S. I always put the open ends of the pillow cases toward the CENTER of the bed (facing each other) so that the visible edges of the pillows look nice and neat.

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What does a housewife pillowcase look like?

For those of you who aren't in the know, Housewife Pillowcases have a sewn edge, which fits snugly to the pillow, and Oxford Pillowcases have a fabric border around the edge, usually around 5cm. They then became known as "Housewife" pillowcases in the co-operatives honour.

How do you make an Oxford pillow case?

How to make the Oxford pillowcase. 1. Along two of the long edges of your back panel pieces create a double hem as these will be the edges of your envelope opening. Fold the fabric over by 1.5cm and press, and then fold the fabric over the previous fold by another 1.5cm, press, pin and tack in place.

How do you make a Velcro closure pillow?

Spice Up Your Throw Pillows
  1. Measure and cut fabric.
  2. Sew fabric edges to prevent fraying.
  3. Sew fabric pieces together.
  4. Turn the pocket right-side-out and you will have a pocket with a flap that comes down over the opening.
  5. Add Velcro.
  6. Insert your pillow and affix the flap with the Velcro.

How many yards does it take to make a Euro sham?


Pillow Shams by Pillow Type
SHAM TYPE YARDAGE
Corded 1 1/2 yds for body, 1/2 yd for cord
Ruffled 1 1/2 yds for body, 1 1/2 yds for ruffle
Flanged (Tailored) 2 yards
Euro 2 yards

How much fabric do I need for a Euro pillow sham?

Each pair of pillow shams uses 2 ~ 30 x 30 inch pieces of fabric and 4 ~ 17 x 30 inch pieces of fabric. You will need to buy more fabric than that because you will want the pattern of your fabric to be centered on your sham and you will want them to match.

What is a pillow sham?

In the 1700's, specially made pillowcases were made to create decorative pillows with removable covers. These "false front" pillow covers became known as pillow shams! A sham is a decorative pillow case that transforms normal sized pillow fills into useful accessories for one's bedding set.

How do you make an envelope pillowcase?

To make an envelope pillow cover for an 18×18 pillow form:
  1. Wash and dry your fabric (if it's a natural fibre fabric) so it doesn't shrink later on.
  2. You'll need to cut two pieces of fabric, cut piece A 18×18 inches.
  3. Cut piece B 18×26 inches.
  4. Then cut piece B in half.
  5. Hem one side of each B piece (the longest side).

What are the different types of pillow cases?

An Explanation of Different Types of Pillowcases
  • Mock Oxford. Mock Oxford pillowcases are the most elegant and luxurious of our cover types.
  • 80/20 Cotton Rich Blend.
  • 200 Thread Count Cotton Percale.
  • 300 Thread Count Sateen Mercerised Cotton.
  • 300 Thread Count Mercerised Cotton.

How do I keep my pillow case from falling off?


One is to sew some Velcro strips at the opening of the case in order to enclose the pillow and prevent it from falling out. Another similar solution is to change your cases to zip-on covers so you can totally enclose your pillows.

What is an envelope pillowcase?

An envelope pillowcase has a special envelope closure at the end of the case, so the pillow is tucked in and out of sight for a more finished look when making up the bed.