If you'd asked me a few years ago, I wouldn't have dreamed I'd be the type of person to whip up my own table runners and pillow covers. But I wanted some Christmas-y stuff and didn't want to spend a lot of cash on something that will spend most of the year in a box, so I decided to give it a go.
My table runner, while it ended up OK, could use a little work still. (It's a very long seam to keep straight and even.)
However, I will probably never buy another pillow cover again. Literally, it's one of the easiest bits of sewing ever to come out of my machine. Like, if you've ever made a pillow, it's even easier than that. I used these directions, and it only took me about twenty minutes to make two. At that rate, my little throw pillows are likely to get new covers every month!