Unfortunately there wasn't enough fabric to go all the way around the ikea pillows so I picked up some faux microsuede that was almost brown but woven with a purple that really brought the swatch together.
All I did was cut a square just an inch bigger than the sides of the pillow, and put in an invisible zipper on one edge.
I think they came out fantastic, and i'll put in a pic as soon as I can get one of them in their new home.
Projects like these are easy and simple ways to get the handle on sewing; straight lines, corners, and zippers.
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