# Frequent question: How many yards of fabric do you need to make a standard pillowcase?

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A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming and an approximate 4-inch hem. One yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case, if the material is preshrunk.

## 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 much fabric do I need for a 12×12 pillow?

If you just want 2 pillows, 0.9 yards (0.9 meters) is enough. If your fabric is 58″ wide (1.47 meters), you’ll need 0.9 yards (0.9 meters) to make 4 12×12″ pillows. If you only want 2 pillows, 0.5 yards (0.5 meters) is enough.

## How do you figure yardage for a pillow?

One piece of fabric 54 inches wide and 16 1/2 inches long produces two cushion pieces. If you need more cushion pieces, multiply the number of sets by the cut length. For example, if you need eight cushion pieces, multiply the cut length of 16 1/2 by 4 and divide by 36 for the number of yards of fabric.

## What size is a standard pillowcase?

A standard pillowcase is a kind that is most commonly purchased and used by consumers. This type of pillowcase is 20” wide by 26” long. Normally, one standard size pillow would be the perfect size for a single twin bed. Other uses could be having two standard pillows on a queen sized bed or a full sized bed.

## What is a standard pillowcase?

Standard Size Pillowcase

Pillow Dimensions: 20 inches by 26 inches. Standard size pillowcases are made to fit standard and queen size pillows. The extra material on one end can cover the longer length of a queen pillow and still look aesthetically pleasing.

## How much fabric do I need for a 12×16 pillow?

Type of Pillow Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
Square pillow forms 12 x 12 inches 1/3 yard
14 x 14 inches 1/2 yard
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard

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

Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need. Number of needed rows multiplied by length of one piece equals total project in inches. Total project inches divided by 36 inches equals total yardage needed (rounded up to the whole number).

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

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

## 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.)

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## How big is fabric by the yard?

The material is unrolled from the bolt, and you should measure 36 inches or 3 feet. That’s precisely how much a yard of fabric is. The bolt is the part that holds the material together, and no matter how wide the fabric is, the yard is 36 inches measured off the selvage edge.