Enter the length, width, and extra fabric into the calculator to determine the yardage needed for a pillow.

## Pillow Yardage Formula

Y = (2 * (L + W) + E) / 36

The following formula is used to calculate the yardage needed for a pillow. Variables:

- Y is the yardage needed for the pillow L is the length of the pillow in inches W is the width of the pillow in inches E is the extra fabric needed for seams and hems, in inches

To calculate the yardage needed for a pillow, multiply the length of the pillow by 2 and add it to the product of the width of the pillow and 2. Add the extra fabric needed for seams and hems. Divide the result by 36 to convert inches to yards.

## What is a Pillow Yardage?

A Pillow Yardage refers to the amount of fabric needed to make a pillow. This measurement is typically given in yards and can vary depending on the size and style of the pillow. It includes the fabric needed for both the front and back of the pillow, as well as any additional fabric needed for features like ruffles or piping. The yardage needed can be determined by measuring the dimensions of the pillow and adding extra for seams and hems.

## How to Calculate Pillow Yardage?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Pillow Yardage.

- First, determine the length of the pillow (L) in inches.
- Next, determine the width of the pillow (W) in inches.
- Next, determine the extra fabric needed for seams and hems (E) in inches.
- Next, use the formula Y = (2 * (L + W) + E) / 36 to calculate the yardage needed for the pillow.
- Finally, calculate the Pillow Yardage.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Length of the pillow (L) in inches = 10

Width of the pillow (W) in inches = 8

Extra fabric needed for seams and hems (E) in inches = 2