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Here's how to make a basic pillow cover. It's really easy!

Instructions with more photos are available here:

**Aug 2011**
This tutorial is one of several that Rikka from Ricochet and Away! ( and I will be posting in the upcoming days. Refer to these tutorials for getting the best results in the Retro Pillow Cover Challenge! (

Technique Materials

1. Fabric for the front and fabric for the back -
See dimensions in step 1, you really don't need much. You may even be able to use scraps you have on hand. Recommended fabrics: sturdy, lightweight / medium / heavy weight cotton or blends.
2. One regular (not invisible) zipper - approximately 45 cm (18 in) or longer
3. Pillow filling - (stuffing that is trapped inside very plain fabric-like material)


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