Aren't these pillows cute? Pottery Barn has a lot of nerve expecting us to shell out $25-30 just for the covers themselves! Enter the mossy green jacquard fabric I found at JoAnn Fabrics - I think I paid about $5 for a couple of yards of it. Pretty, yes?
I say yes. I had two old cushions from our circa 1988 sectional that I have sewn covers for every time I change up the den's decor. For some reason I cannot part with them. Awww...look! Stripey ugly blue fabric...sniff...reminds me of the good old days...besides, you can always find a use for old cushions. Big wooden buttons were $1.29 ( less 40% off on sale - go, me!)
OK, Rustown Mom, get sewing! (Try to ignore that the tension on your machine is off and the whole thing needs to be serviced, you don't have the funds for that right now) I laid the pillows out on the fabric, allowing extra fabric to create an envelope closure. Sewed the sides "right sides together".
Centered a loop on the bottom flap (which was too easy to make by folding a strip of fabric twice and sewing it flat). Ironed a patch onto the underside just where the button would go (for reinforcement) Sewed the button on with thread to match it. Sorry if my sewing tutorial is lacking. But most folks can make a pillow cover, I figure. Also, the lighting is waaayyy off...this is actually a very pretty fabric.