Pillow cases made from Ikea rugs.
Lay fabric flat. Fold one side in, with length the size of the pillow. Making 1/4-inch stitches, sew the sides together by hand, forming a pocket. Insert the pillow. Fold the other end over; stitch down corners to secure flap leaving an opening for removing the pillow.
Using rugs could get more expensive than just buying a ready-made pillowcase but the same idea could apply using the cute dish towels ikea currently have ($4 to $6 per pair). how about using the same technique on these dish towels for a shabby chic look?