Cut one piece of fabric 22" wide x 43" long. I left the fabric folded and cut a piece 22" wide. The width of the fabric was 45" wide, so I cut off 2" from the width.
The fabrics above represent all of my purchases. I think I bought enough fabric for 12 throw pillows and four floor cushions. I thought I would share how easy it is to make them!
What you will need:
20" x 20" down pillow insert (of course you can use any size) (cost was $6.00 at IKEA)
2/3 yard fabric (45" wide) (fabric was $4.00)
18" zipper (cost .50)
iron and ironing board
Fold the fabric so you have a folded piece measuring 22' x 21 1/2". Measure 2" in from both sides of the 22" length side and mark with chalk. The opening in the middle between the chalk mark is for your zipper and should measure 18".
All seam allowances for the pillow are 1/2". Sew a two inch seam from the edge to your chalk mark on both sides.
Baste the remaining zipper opening with a long stitch. Do not backstitch.
Press open the basted seam and pin the zipper on top.
Using a zipper foot, sew in the zipper. Remove basting thread.
Turn the fabric right side in and fold the fabric above the zipper down 2 1/2". This allows room for the 1" sewn border that we will add at the end. If you put the zipper on the edge, you can't add the 1" border. Pin both sides and sew a 1/2" seam on both sides. Be sure to open the zipper about 6" before you sew the edges or you won't be able to turn it right side out! (I found this out the hard way on the first one ...)
Turn pillow right side out and press. Stich a 1" border all the way around the outside edge of the pillow.
Insert down pillow form.