I made these pillows a few years ago for a client to add to her bed ensemble. The plain side (shown below) was supposed to be the front, but I love to play with patterns so I did something a little special with the 'back.' She was delighted and immediately made the back into the front. I've done this many times over the years and it has become a standard for me whenever I can to mix fabrics or turn fabrics in such a way as to create a unique placket (the thing that covers the zipper) for the back.
This week I've been doing some simple pillows and am having to restrain myself from making a fancy placket like the one above has. The ones I'm making are sofa pillows. No one wants to recline against covered buttons and extra cording so they need to be simple corded pillows. In this case an extra would be an unwelcome distraction.
It takes a little more work to make something ordinary into extra-ordinary but isn't it worth it? I love to see my customers delighted with the extras. I like to have options and I want you to have them, too.