I love this idea:
Make-your-own outdoor pillowcases using vinyl tablecloths!
I have seen so many cute patterns on vinyl tablecloths lately. You can pick them up at Target, Home Goods or Kohl's on sale and brighten up your deck or porch for very little money.
Here is the tutorial from MarthaStewart.com:
"Those inexpensive vinyl tablecloths are good for more than just picnics -- they make great material for pillows that are easy to clean."
- "To make one, cut two squares in desired dimensions from a patterned tablecloth, adding 1/2 inch to each side.
- Right sides facing, stitch pieces together with a 1/2-inch seam allowance.
- Leave one side open for batting or pillow insert.
- Turn right side out, then stuff (if using batting pull it into small pieces).
- Stitch opening closed."
(First Published: August 2005)