The key to easy, embellished pillows? Fabrics with built-in details. A tuxedo shirt creates an elegant cover with a ready-made closure.
Kate MathisMartha Stewart Living, March 2010
Press shirt with iron.
Using a ruler and disappearing-ink pen, mark a 13-inch square, centering it on the folds and buttons on the front of shirt. Cut out square from front and back of shirt. (If desired, cut a square from a different fabric for back of pillow.)
Place squares together, right sides facing; sew all edges with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Clip corners. Turn cover right side out through the opening at the front, and insert pillow form; button to close.