My pillow was 14 x 14 so I cut two black fabric squares 15x 15.
I have this really cute sheer fabric below that I've been itching to use for months now. It was $1.50 a yard when I purchased it and I've had it on the top of my fabric stash ever since, just waiting for a project. I cut a rectangle out of it that measured 7.5''x16''.
If you're making a different size pillow then take one side measurement and divide it in half, that'll be the length of your short side of your rectangle. Now, for the long side measurement just add 1'' to however long your pillow is. Mine was 15'' so I just my rectangle 16'' long. Make sense? I hope so. It seemed a lot harder to try and type it clearly.
On the front side of your pillow, on the right side of the fabric pin you contrasting or decorative fabric to the front of your pillow about 3'' down from the top edge.
Once that is sewed on, turn your pillow right sides together and sew up all edges. If you add in a zipper make sure you remember to open your zipper a few inches before you sew your sides and bottom shut for turning inside out. If you opted out of using a zipper than just leave a few inches open for turning your pillow right side out and then hand stitch it closed after you stuff it.
Now take a strip of fabric about 1'' wide by 12'' long and slip it under the contrasting fabric, right in the middle and tie a knot. You'll be left with a beautiful, quick and easy bow pillow that adds a neat elegance wherever it's placed. I loved my bedroom before but with the addition of these new pillows, I'm in mad love.