I really hope that I made this easy to understand, but I may have made it just more complicated...I guess I'll find out from you guys soon enough :)
The way these only cost me $1 was because I just used fabric I already had for the backing and covered pillow forms I also already had and just needed a little face-lift.
I bought clearanced fabric samples from JoAnne's- which were beautiful, designer, and high-quality but only came in a square big enough for a pillow. You can't beat $1 though!
You will want to lay out the front piece and cut 2 more pieces about 2/3 as big (to allow room to squeeze the pillow between them)
Lay them faces to each other so all you see is the backs. You will want the smaller pieces to line up on the edges so you can sew all the way around the square. The only edges you won't be sewing together are the ones in the middle overlapping each other (which will be where the pillow fits inside)
Since the fabric I had for the back already had hemmed edges, I made sure those were the edges on the inside so I didn't have to hem them- you will want to hem them before you put this together if yours are not hemmed already. Or, you can just hem the edge that will be on the very outside of the pillow since the other one will not be seen.
Here is a pic of the back- where you want the hemmed edge to be (which, when they are inside out will be the piece in between the other 2 pieces)
And here is the finished product. I made 3 pillow covers in less than an hour! The two big pillows in the back are from ElemenoPillows.
I will be linking this up here