So, you might be wondering how I am going to segue my rambles about sleep into a blog about a craft project...I cut up a blanket to make pillows. Pretty clear transition.
Basically, I went into an Army surplus store and bought an old French Military blanket, cut it into the sizes of pillows I wanted (I found pillows super cheap and they had sizes written on them - handy).
*Health Service Army
When you are measuring you need to have enough material to cover both sides plus a flap (it will be stitched on the sides so it isn't just flapping around - like an envelope but with the corners stuck down) that covers about half or 3/4 of the back or front - depending on how you want your pillow to look.
This is a really easy sew if you use one long piece of material - two sides to be sewn - easy. One thing to remember when sewing this up is to have your flap part against your finished side - you are sewing this inside out just like you would anything else. But really, it's only a few stitches to remove if you do accidentally get a bit backwards. Sometimes it's nice to add some buttons to hold the flappy bit closed, and you could totally use this as detailing make the flap side the front.