Matt wasn't a huge fan of the turquoise pillows in the family room that you saw during my Suitcase Side Table reveal. You can check that out here.
I have to agree with the hubby, those pillow covers are just a little too much for the feel we're going for. Plus there was a big ink stain on one of them. Shhhhhh, dont' tell anyone.
So, when i stumbled on this "Easy No Sew Pillow Cover" article I had to try it out. Check it out here.
Even better, the article shows you how to make a removable pillow cover. All you need is fabric, iron on adhesive and an iron.
In order to do a normal sized 18" x 18" square pillow, you'd need one 19" x 19" piece of fabric and two 19"x14" pieces of fabric. Basically, whatever size pillow case you want to make, add an inch to each size for the mending portion.
I found this fabulous fabric at Hancock Fabric in Midlothian. It was on sale for less than 9 bucks a yard, and that's all I needed for two pillows.
Take the two small pieces and iron a seam at one end of each piece. These will be for the portion of pillow that will make it removable.
Take your iron-on hemming tape, measure and cut it to fit under the seam. Then follow the instructions on your package regarding the amount of time to iron each side of the seam.
Take the big piece of fabric and lay it face UP on your ironing board. Take each of the smaller pieces and lay them face down with the two hemmed sides overlapping in the middle. Cut the hemming tape to line the outer 4 sides of the pillow and iron them the same way you did the first hems.
Give it a few minutes to cool down. Now you can turn the cover right side out and insert your pillow.
Not sure why I didn't take a picture of the back of my pillows... So here's a random "googled" picture of how it should look.
$9 fabric plus $2 hemming tape isn't bad for two new pillows. Believe it or not, you can do better than that! They have fabric as low as $1.00 a yard. Of course the one that was perfect for this little project was a bit pricier, but still a great deal. Try it out instead of paying $30 a piece for new pillows.