Today, I’ll show you the super-easy pillow covers I made!
This isn’t a full step-by-step tutorial, but if you’re familiar with the basics of sewing, I think you’ll get the idea!
I wanted pillow covers that were removable, but I didn’t want to put in a zipper or do buttonholes. So, I went for a super-easy ‘flap’ technique. The back is composed of overlapping flaps that allow you to take the pillow in and out, but still cover the pillow:
The Basic Steps
I ordered my fabric from Spoonflower, a great place to get fabric from indie designers. I went with a Tour de France fabric in yellow & grey (a sport I love and colors that match our sofa!) and a coordinating ‘houses’ fabric from the same designer.
Next, I cut out the fabric.
The important thing is that you want to cut the back pieces to be bigger than just 1/2 of the height of your pillow… or else you won’t get any overlap.
Then, I sewed the pairs of flaps together:
Turning these inside out (to the right sides) gives you the nice, sewn edge at the opening of the flap.
Finally, I sew the front onto the (overlapping) flaps, lining up all of the raw edges:
As you can tell, they’ve already been well-loved (that is, squished) by me and hubby!