As promised, here is my pillow cover tutorial. I made my first cover late at night and the pictures kinda suck so I made this pretty infograph to illustrate the process a bit clearer:
My pillow inserts were loosely measured at 17 x 14:
I cut the new fabric out of green velvet, that I either got from my grandma or possibly it was a remnant from Joanns.
Anyway, you need to cut a full sized piece of fabric for the front of the pillow. Then one piece that is half the length, in my case 17 x 7, and another piece that is half the length plus 2 inches so 17 x 9. You don’t need to worry about seam allowances, since a tight cover looks better. Hem one long side of each back piece. Use a coordinating thread since you will be able to see these on the back side of the pillow.
Pin one back piece to the front of the pillow cover lining up the edges, so the hemmed side is in the middle:
Then pin the other back piece to the front cover, don’t forget they should be right sides together!
Sew all around the edge of the pillow, back stitching at the start and end to hold the thread. Turn the pillow cover right side out and stuff with your insert:
Super easy, and very quick. I finished this pillow in less than 30 minutes. If you have any questions about making your own cover let me know!