I started hunting in the thrift shops for decorative pillows to recover. It took me a couple of weeks to find what I was looking for, but I finally hit the jackpot; two perfectly new pillow forms. My find was a win all around. Since they were just forms with no "pretty" cover they cost less, and because the form was covered with a cheap poly/cotton material, I didn't have to worry about any background colors bleeding though.
I made my covers from part of a vintage white cotton sheet I found last time I cleaned out the linen closet. The old material was sturdy, and soft from years of use. Since I'd cut the original king-sized cover down to fit my full-sized bed there were scraps of leftover material, which I used to cut strips. I folded in the raw edges and formed the finished strips into squares, which I sewed onto the pillows like a frame.
I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.
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