I made a pillow cover. And I didn't do it with an iron and no-sew adhesive. I did it with a real sewing machine. Yes! I didn't measure anything. I just eyeballed it, and decided on a 'pattern' that made sense in my head to meet my two objectives: 1. The cover had to fit around the pillow insert I already owned and use less than the 1/2 yard of the fabric I purchased about a month ago for the project. 2. The cover had to be easily removable for washing and for reusing the pillow insert with other covers in the future.
Here are a few during photos:
The pillow insert was my size guide.
I sewed three pieces of fabric together so that there would be an overlap in the back that would allow easy pillow insert access.
Before sewing the last side, I did a quick check to make sure I had a reasonable fit for the pillow insert.
Total cost for the project: $5 for the fabric.
It's a little more yellow for our family room this month:)! So far, I've used up $16 of my $30 budget. And it was great practice for my bigger sewing project that I hope to tackle this week!