DIY Zippered Pillow Covers {that even a beginner like me can do}

I am a self proclaimed fabric addict. I don’t know what it is, but I love fabric! So any time I get to use fabric in a fun way that doesn’t break the bank I’m in!

My mom taught me the basics of how to use a sewing machine and from there I have set out to try new things in the sewing world. There are so many great tutorials out there that have taught me a ton about sewing and made it way less scary. I can officially say that I have moved on from only being able to sew a straight line. I mean common! These pillows have zippers!  And not just any ol’ zippers…hidden zippers! That actually work!  Hooray me!

DIY Zippered Pillow Covers: Just Remove and Wash when the kids goober on them :)
I am by no means a master seamstress, but these were super simple.  I knew I could sew a pillow cover, but what is the point of putting in all that work if you can’t take them off to wash them.  I have 2 kids, so this is a necessary thing!  So after being afraid of installing a zipper for way too long, I finally took on the challenge of installing one.  It was a lot easier than you might think.  (UPDATE:  Since this post published, I’ve written my own tutorial on how to make a zippered pillow cover.}
It was so easy, that I went a bit crazy and made pillows for our loft.  This is a completely kid friendly space upstairs where we do lots of playing, hanging out, and reading in our “reading nook.”
I bought all of these fun fabrics at one of my favorite online fabric stores, Fabric.com.  I included links to each individual fabric below each picture.  If the link doesn’t go directly to the fabric, they no longer carry it.
DIY Zippered Pillow Covers: Just Remove and Wash when the kids goober on them :)
DIY Zippered Pillow Covers: Just Remove and Wash when the kids goober on them :)
And then I realized that I needed one for the rocking chair in my baby boy’s nursery…
DIY Zippered Pillow Covers: Just Remove and Wash when the kids goober on them :)
Modern Animals from Joann Fabrics (no longer available)
And I’m not done yet!  I just have to pause to find more fabrics.  I am never buying another pillow again.  These zippers were so easy to install. I got them online in bulk, which is way cheaper than buying them individually at the fabric store. You can mix up the colors in your pack to add a secrete pop of color.
DIY Zippered Pillow Covers: Just Remove and Wash when the kids goober on them :)
DIY Zippered Pillow Covers: Just Remove and Wash when the kids goober on them :)
But most importantly they are perfect because I don’t have to be afraid of this guy drooling on them!  I’ll just toss them in the wash, and not worry because I also learned how to serge the edges so they don’t unravel with this tutorial (something you can do with a regular sewing machine…who knew?)
So don’t be afraid!  Grab that fabric that you love that has been sitting in the closet and get going! If I can do it, you can do it.
I used a coordinating fabric to cover this {Ottoman} too!

 

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don’t consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

22 thoughts on “DIY Zippered Pillow Covers {that even a beginner like me can do}

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  2. anniej says:

    I need to make a 21″ round cushion. In looking at the site referenced in your post, I am not sure what I would be ordering. Can you order just one or do you get several per order? Making pillows is something new for me, so I need all the help I can get. I have just discovered your blog and look forward to visiting frequently.

    1. Hello. I’m not sure I understand your question. What are you ordering? A zipper? If so, on that site I think you have to order multiple. But you can find zippers (one at a time) on other sites like Joann.com

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about diy zippered pillow cover.
    Regards

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  6. I really need to do this! I can’t have enough pillows and using zippers to change covers would be great! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

  7. Corey~ Thanks for letting me feature this post in a guest blogger spot while I was on vacation. They are great pillows! Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you Diana!

  8. These are cute! I’m new to sewing and I think I just might be able to do these!

    Thanks!

  9. The link to the tutorial didn’t work for me. Can you link it here please? These pillows are so adorable!

  10. LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. Thank you following at Bloglovin, I have followed you as well. I super love your blog as I am a diy junkie also! 🙂

    Anne @ The Pink Momma

    1. Thanks Anne!

  11. LOVE your fabric choices! {And what an adorable little one! ;)} I have a sewing-phobia, but I need to get over it if I can make pillows that look like these! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

    1. Thanks abby! Don’t be afraid! There are a ton of great tutorials out there!

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