21 Pillowcase Patterns

Are you having a hard time finding the perfect pillows for your home? It can be difficult to find a pillow that will seamlessly fit in with your decor. Instead of searching high and low for the perfect premade pillow, make your own pillowcase pattern. This way, you can choose the ideal colour and design pattern.

21 PILLOWCASE PATTERNS

How to Make an Envelope Pillowcase

Pillowcases are some of the easiest patterns to make. If you choose to sew a standard cloth pillowcase, the fabric choices are endless. You can find any colour or design to match your home decor.

Or use fun whimsical fabric to make a playful pillow for a child.

 

There are a few basic supplies you will need to make a cloth envelope pillowcase:

 

Steps to sew a basic cloth envelope pillowcase:

  1.   Iron your fabric and remove all wrinkles. This will make it easier to work with the fabric and the final results will look more professional.
  1.   Measure the pillow and cut your fabric. You will need to add a seam allowance and enough fabric for the overlap. Add 1” to the width. For the length, double the size of the pillow and add an extra 6”.
  1.   On both short edges, create a double ½” hem. To do this, fold the fabric over ½” and iron. Fold it over another ½” and iron again. Hold these hems in place with your pins.
  1.   Sew both double ½” hems.
  1.   Lay your fabric face down and place your pillow in the middle of the fabric. Fold the fabric over the pillow. The fabric will overlap, creating the “envelope.” Pin the fabric together where the fabric overlaps.
  1.   Gently slip the pillow out.
  1.   Sew both unfinished edges using a ½” seam allowance.
  1.   Flip the pillowcase right side out. Make sure to poke out the corners.
  1.   Iron the finished pillowcase.
  1. Insert the pillow.

21 Pillowcase Sewing Patterns

Below are 21 pillowcase patterns. We have included all types of patterns, including sewing, knitting and crochet.

 

1. Modern Throw Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by TexturedAndCozy

Modern Throw Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by TexturedAndCozy

This is an interesting crochet pillowcase pattern that uses squares and basic colours to create a beautiful pillow. The yarn used creates a velvety texture that makes the pillow cosy and soft. This pillowcase design would complement many different interiors.

To make this pillowcase, you will need intermediate knowledge of crochet. The pattern creates a pillowcase that will fit a 16” x 16” pillow insert.

 Find the Pattern by TexturedAndCozy HERE

 

2. Double-sided With Buttons Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by DelindaBoutique

Double-sided With Buttons Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by DelindaBoutique

Although this pillowcase pattern looks complicated, it is easy to make. The design is perfect for using up your old scraps of vintage fabric.

The pillowcase is designed to fit a 12” x 18” lumbar pillow. You will need to know how to use a sewing machine and how to sew on buttons. The pattern uses 3 different fabrics and 3 fabric-covered buttons.

 Find the Pattern by DelindaBoutique HERE

 

3. Easy Box Pleat Pillow Cover Pattern from SEW4HOME

Easy Box Pleat Pillow Cover Pattern from SEW4HOME

Pleats make this a unique pillowcase pattern. The free pillowcase pattern includes instructions for both the single pleat and double pleat case.   

The pattern is for a 16” x 16” pillow insert. It is a beginner-friendly pattern. However, you will need to know how to use a sewing machine and the basics of creating pleats.   

 Find the Pattern from SEW4HOME HERE

 

4. Bed Pillowcase Pattern by FabricGreeetings

Bed Pillowcase Pattern by FabricGreeetings

Use 2 coordinating fabrics to create this fun and whimsical pillowcase pattern. You can get extremely creative and find fabric patterns for everyone. These pillowcases are great for people of all ages and genders.

Find the Pattern by FabricGreeetings HERE

5. Cable Knit Pillow Cover Pattern by LadyshipDesigns

Cable Knit Pillow Cover Pattern by LadyshipDesigns

If you are looking for a knitting pillowcase pattern, this one is beautiful. The pattern creates an envelope-style cover that is secured with 3 buttons. And to make it even better, the pattern is reversible.

The pattern includes instructions for 5 sizes. It uses bulky/#5 yarn and intersperse blackberry stitch with rope cables. You will need to be familiar with using a cable needle and working buttonholes.

Find the Pattern by LadyshipDesigns HERE

6. Easy Pillow Slip Cover from Geeky McGeekerson

Easy Pillow Slip Cover from Geeky McGeekerson

Envelope pillowcases are a great way to repurpose an old pillow insert or make quick gifts. And this free pillowcase pattern is extremely easy to make. You can create several of these pillowcase patterns in no time at all.

This pattern uses one solid piece of cloth, so there are not a bunch of complicated dreams. It includes instructions for 4 different sizes. You will only need to know the basics of using a sewing machine to complete this project.

 Find the Pattern from Geeky McGeekerson HERE

7. Simple Zippered Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by BodoboBags

Simple Zippered Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by BodoboBags

Here is a pillowcase sewing pattern that uses a zipper to create a professional looking result. The zipper makes it extremely easy to remove the case for easy cleaning.

 The Simple Zippered Pillow PDF pattern includes step-by-step instructions and detailed photos. The pattern includes instructions for pillow form sizes 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″ and 26″.

 Find the Pattern by BodoboBags HERE

 

8. Reading Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by player2patterns

Reading Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by player2patterns

Here is a fun pillowcase pattern that is perfect for the young reader. Choose your fabrics to match with the book that you will slip in the pocket as a gift. You can bet this pillowcase will be treasured for a long time.

The finished measurement of this pocket-style pillowcase is 18” x 18”. The pattern is extremely easy to follow and read.

 Find the Pattern by player2patterns HERE

9. Reindeer Christmas Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by YarnOverLifestyle

Reindeer Christmas Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by YarnOverLifestyle

This reindeer will put a smile on anyone’s face. If you are an intermediate crocheter with the knowledge of colour changes, you can complete this crochet pillow case pattern in a few days.

The pattern only uses the single crochet stitch. There 7 colour changes.

Find the Pattern by YarnOverLifestyle HERE

10. Half Square Triangle Quilted Pillow Cover Pattern from Polkadot Chair

Half Square Triangle Quilted Pillow Cover Pattern from Polkadot Chair

When you think of quilting, large handmade heirlooms often come to mind. But you can also use quilting techniques on a pillow. This half square triangle quilted pillow is the perfect example.

To make this pillowcase sewing pattern you will need fabric, batting, pillow insert, quilting sewing machine, rotary cutter, quilt ruler, cutting mat, marking pencil and binding clips. 

Find the Pattern from Polkadot Chair HERE

 

11. Easy Knit Pillowcase Pattern by BoPeepBonnets

Easy Knit Pillowcase Pattern by BoPeepBonnets

Here is a beginner-friendly knitting pillowcase knitting pattern. It is an easy pattern that is fun to make. The chevron design will compliment all types of decors.

To make this pattern, you will need to know basic knit and purl. It makes a cover that will fit a 20” x 13” pillow.

 Find the Pattern by BoPeepBonnets HERE

 

12. Burrito Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by LavenderLilyDesigns

Burrito Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by LavenderLilyDesigns

Burrito pillowcase sewing patterns are all the rage. This step-by-step pattern includes instructions for making a pillowcase for travel, standard and queen size pillows.

The downloadable pattern is 5 pages long and includes many pictures.

 Find the Pattern by LavenderLilyDesigns HERE

13. Knitting Bunny Cushion Pillow Cover Pattern by MrKaplanCrafts

Knitting Bunny Cushion Pillow Cover Pattern by MrKaplanCrafts

How cute is this bunny cushion cover? This cover could be used as a holiday decoration or as a baby shower gift.

You get to choose your favourite colour combination. The pattern includes written instructions and the Bunny chart. The finished pillowcase will fit a 13” pillow.

Find the Pattern by MrKaplanCrafts HERE

14. Allsorts Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by Aspoonfullofsugar

Allsorts Pillowcase Sewing Pattern by Aspoonfullofsugar

The Allsorts Pillow can be made using your favourite charm squares. The pieced fabric squares are alternated with white squares to create a clean design. The pillowcase features a flange around the edge, and buttonhole closure.

This finished pillowcase measures 20 ½” x 20 ½”. The pattern includes complete instructions, and photos.

If you are interested in making a quilt and a coordinating pillow, this one would work well with the Lemon Drop Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern. Just use your scraps to make this pillow.

 Find the Pattern by aspoonfullofsugar HERE

 

15. Burrito Pillowcase Pattern from The Seasoned Homemaker

Burrito Pillowcase Pattern from The Seasoned Homemaker

Burrito pillowcases look complicated. However, they are simple to make. To learn the basics of making these easy pillowcases, check out this free tutorial. 

 To complete this pattern, you will need 1 yard of main fabric, 1/3 yard of cuff fabric, ¼ yard of trim fabric, thread, scissors, thread and a sewing machine.

  Find the Pattern from The Seasoned Homemaker HERE

 

16. Envelope Pillow Cover Pattern by SewingShedDesigns

Envelope Pillow Cover Pattern by SewingShedDesigns

Make an envelope pillow cover with this easy-to-follow pattern. Use a solid pattern or a playful pattern. The choice is completely up to you.

This is a beginner-friendly sewing tutorial. It includes diagrams and photographs. There are 4 sizes: 12″ x 16″, 16″ x 16″, 18″ x 18″ and 20″ x 20″.

Find the Pattern by SewingShedDesigns HERE

17. Rustic Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by DorrisAndLotte

Rustic Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by DorrisAndLotte

If you are looking for a pillowcase pattern that will compliment your farmhouse or rustic decor, this one is perfect. It is a fairly easy pattern to follow, but you need to make sure you count.

To complete this pillowcase pattern, you will need a 5.5 crochet hook, 4 weight worsted yarn, scissors, and a tapestry needle. This pattern is for a 16” x 16” pillow insert.

 Find the Pattern by DorrisAndLotte HERE

18. Hawaiian Quilt Block “Ulu” Breadfruit Pillow Cover Pattern by sferradesigns

Hawaiian Quilt Block Breadfruit Pillow Cover Pattern by sferradesigns

Here is another amazing quilt block pillowcase pattern. The breadfruit pattern includes step-by-step instructions, photos and a supplies list.

The 22” pattern can be used for a pillow, wall hanging, or tote bag. Or you can enlarge the pattern and use it as a center medallion for a larger quilt.

This pattern is for an advanced beginner/intermediate quilter. To make this pattern easier to complete, we would recommend that you use a quilting sewing machine.

Find the Pattern by sferradesigns HERE

 

19. Oak Leaves Knit Pillowcase Pattern by Veriona

Oak Leaves Knit Pillowcase Pattern by Veriona

This Oak Leaves Knit Pillowcase Pattern would make a great addition to your home interior. Or you can knit cases for your family and friends.

 The pattern measures 16” x 16”. It can be used for knitting or cross stitching.

 Find the Pattern by Veriona HERE

20. Textured Rustic Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by DorisAndLotte

Textured Rustic Crochet Pillowcase Pattern by DorisAndLotte

This unique pillowcase pattern creates a fun pattern with texture. It would look wonderful in a home decorated in boho style.

The original pattern creates a 17″ x 17″ pillow cover. It can be completed by a beginner to intermediate crocheter. The pattern also includes instructions for 14” x 14” and 20″ x 20″ pillow covers.

Find the Pattern by DorisAndLotte HERE

 

21. Knit Pillowcase Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns

Knit Pillowcase Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns

The simple design makes this the perfect pillowcase pattern for any decor. It uses only knit and purl stitches and worsted/aran/#4 yarn. The pillowcase is knitted as one piece on straight needles.

This pattern is ideal for a beginner with basic knitting knowledge. It creates a 20” x 20” pillow cover.

Find the Pattern by ByLadyshipDesigns HERE

 

EASILY CHANGE UP YOUR DÉCOR OR CREATE FUN PILLOWCASES FOR CHILDREN WITH A HANDMADE PILLOWCASE PATTERN. 

If you are a crocheter and are interested in even more pillow patterns, you can give our How to Make a Pillow Out of a Shirt Tutorial a try or,  find 32 additional crochet pillowcase patterns on crochet-news.com.

Once you have completed your first pillowcase, you will want to make more. They make great gift ideas, or you can use them to spruce up your home decor.  Pillowcase patterns are fun to make and can be completed quickly.