I enjoy covering old pillows with fabric. I often find pillows from thrift stores for $1. I wash them in hot water, dry them in the dryer and then cover them. I cut the fabric 1 inch bigger than the pillow size. Sew them up right sides together, leaving a hole for the pillow to be placed in.. Turn right side out, pop the pillow in the cover. Slip stitch the opening shut. Easy beginner project. You can use any fabric you'd like to do so (scraps, curtains, old clothes). You can even applique patterns, such as the crab above, with a button hole stitch. Go ahead, give it a try!