Photography: Gentl & Hyers
Source: Blueprint, 2006
Play around with the design of these pillows -- they're just solid bases with sleeves that slide over them.
Tools and Materials
1/2 yard of fabric
1/2 yard contrasting color fabric
Sewing machine or needle and thread
1. Cut one 19-inch square and two 19-by-12-inch rectangles. Lay rectangles on square so they overlap a few inches in the middle (this will be the opening to insert the pillow). Pin all the way around; sew with a 1/2-inch seam allowance.
2. Cut away some seam allowance by snipping diagonally across each corner. Turn right side out; insert pillow through opening. For the contrasting sleeve, cut a 19-inch square (for a 1/4 sleeve, cut a 19-by-14-inch rectangle).
3. Fold in half end to end, and sew along ends and fold (snip corners as before). Turn right side out; slip over pillow.