So you did want the tutorial :)
I love making pillowcases. They are such an inexpensive and quick way to change the mood and décor in a room. Make them mostly with zippers so they are reversible but sometimes I just don't have a zipper on hand but feel the urge to make a pillowcase anyway. Enter the envelope closure.
This is an easy enough project so if you are missing a last minute gift and have a bit of fabric and half an hour or so to spare you can whip up one (or a couple) of these. Here's how:
Cut a length of fabric the width of the pillow that you want to make the pillowcase for + seam allowance.
The length should be 2 x the length of the pillow + an additional 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) or so to overlap + seam allowance.
The envelope overlap depends on the size of the pillow, bigger pillow more overlap. For the pillowcase I'm making here which is for a 45x45 cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches) pillow my piece of fabric measured: 48 x 116 cm (18 3/4 x 45 3/4 inches).
Sew the pressed seam and...
While I was at it I made three. Like I said, it's quick and easy.