Remember my awesome toy room here. Took me days to paint the stripes....
Well, this is what it looks like now. Just 12 months later!!
I needed a work space, so I shafted the kids. Sorry monkeys.
Anyway, the whole point to this story is that I wanted an easy DIY pillow cover pattern, so I could change up my pillows as often as I want. I haven't busted out my sewing machine since we lived in this house, so I didn't want anything complicated. So, here is what I came up with. The world's easiest pillow cover for any dummy on a sewing machine.
First, grab your pillow insert and measure it. Mine is 20"x20". Lay it out on your fabric.
Measure and cut your fabric to be 2" longer than your insert on one side (22" for me!). For the other side, double the length of your insert, and add 6" (For me, 20"x2"=40"+6"=46") See Ry, I don't need Grade 12 math.
On the shorter sides, with an iron, press a .5" seam, then flip and press another .5" seam
Then bust out that dusty sewing machine and sew the hem. Just a straight line. You can do it.
Lay your fabric face up and place pillow in center
Fold the long sides, one after the other
Make sure the fabric is lined up on either side and fits snug around the pillow. Then, pin the two flaps of fabric together on either side
Slide the insert out and pin all the way down the sides
Now sew along the edges. Once you are done sewing, turn the case inside out and slide your insert back in!
P.S. Like the bench? Just redid it for my little princess and her crazy stuffie obsession.