During the chilly winter months when there were fewer outdoor projects, we spent more time indoors doing creative activities like sewing. One of the sewing projects we enjoyed was making envelope-style pillow covers for our living room using flannel fabric that I bought on sale from Jo-Ann Fabric. The material was only $2.99 a yard! We bought enough fabric to make curtains for two bedroom windows as well. It was fun choosing from among the hundreds of different prints in their flannel fabric department.
Envelope-style pillow covers for toss pillows have an opening in the back that you use to slide your pillow form through. The cover easily removes so that it can be washed.
You can see from the image above why it's necessary for us to wash the toss pillow covers on our couch fairly regularly. Mojo is such a spoiled doggy.
Many websites offer instructions for how to make envelope-style pillow covers. Here are the instructions I followed from the Sewing Loft Blog. I chose their design because I found it easier to use one long piece of fabric to make each pillow cover.