I am not sure if you have shopped for pillows recently, but the cost for fun throw pillows in stores is beyond ridiculous. I have came across pillows that range from $12-20 PER PILLOW! What I love about these pillow covers, is that I spent $15 on some fun material and matching thread for all 4 pillows! I also love that I had the pillow inserts already, so I did not need to buy any. Can you say upcycling?! I did a tutorial a couple years ago on envelope pillow covers. Our couch was in serious need of a face lift! The covers that I made previously were sewn by hand and were literally falling apart. I decided since I now have a sewing machine, there is no excuse for not getting them redone. Plus I was getting sick of looking at that floral print! It was time for something new!
I used the same method as I did last time I did these pillows, but I changed the measurements up a bit. Instead of doing a 42″ x 20″ piece, I did 42″ x 19″ for a little more of a snug fit. Also, when pinning in the short sides, I ironed 1/4″ over and folded it another 1/4″. The best part was using my sewing machine instead of sewing them by hand!
I am so pleased with the way these turned out! It definitely gave a breath of fresh air to our living room! They were so easy and quick to make!