Last weekend I made these pillows from some odd offcuts. I'm so lazy I didn't even measure them out, so they're a little loose in places. I just went the simplest thing I could think of, no zips or buttons. Once I figure out buttonholes, I might do some. I'm still using the machine from hell; I keep expecting it to come right. It does OK mostly until the bobbin runs out, then it throws a fit.