This pillowcase is cute and super easy to make. The button closure is stylish and professional looking, and also keeps your pillow from slipping out. I think it took me an hour start to finish, but I kept stopping to take pictures, so I bet you could do it even faster!
1. Gather your supplies
Here's what you'll need:
2. Cut your pieces
Cut your fabric into three pieces. You'll need to adjust according to the size of your pillow. I put my measurements in parentheses.
1 square (18" x 18")
1 wide rectangle about 2 inches narrower than your square (18" x 16")
1 thin rectangle (18" x 8")
3. Fold the rectangles and sew in place
Make a fold 2 inches wide on the edge of your rectangles. Iron, pin, and sew into place with a large seam allowance. (I know, I know, I didn't iron...)
4. Pin your pieces together
First, lay the square face up on the table. Put the smaller rectangle face down toward the right edge of the square. Put the larger rectangle on top, face down, toward the left edge of the square. Pin the pieces in place.
5. Sew around the entire perimeter
6. Trim with pinking shears (optional)
7. Turn right-side-out, add buttons and button holes
Turn your pillowcase right-side-out and lay flat. Mark where you want to put your buttons, then hand sew them on. Remember that the buttons should be on the lower rectangle and the holes should be on the top rectangle. Lay flat again and mark where you want to put your button holes. Sew button holes according to your sewing machine's instructions, or by hand if your machine doesn't have a button hole feature. You can also use Velcro, snaps, or ties if you don't want buttons.
8. Stuff your pillow inside and button it up.
All done!! Nice work. Let me know how it goes in the comments :)