SEW A ZIPPERED PILLOW COVER

THE EASIEST  WAY TO

Love washable pillow covers...but scared of installing a pillow zipper?

I was too! But I figured out how and it’s easier than you think; just try this tutorial for the total beginner!

If you can sew a straight line, you can totally do this!

Gather a pillow insert, a zipper, two pieces of fabric, and a zipper foot.

Supplies List

Cut two pieces of fabric to exact dimensions of pillow insert.

Step One

Lay out fabric, right sides facing in, lay zipper along bottom, pin where zipper starts and stops.

Step Two

 Use ½” seam allowance.   Sew a straight stitch from bottom edge to pin, back stitching to start and stop stitch.  Do on both sides.

Step Three

STRAIGHT STITCH

STRAIGHTSTITCH

Between pins, sew the longest stitch possible.

Step Four

STRAIGHT STITCH

STRAIGHTSTITCH

BASTING STITCH (so it's easy to remove later)

Iron seam open and center zipper on seam face down Pin in place.

Step Five

Put the zipper foot on the machine. Leave zipper closed.

Step Six

Starting at the zipper bottom, sew a straight stitch up toward zipper pull.

Step Seven

At 1-2” from pull, stop sewing, keep the needle in the fabric, raise zipper foot, open zipper past needle, lower foot, and continue to zipper end.

Step Eight

Close zipper and repeat down the other side.

Step Nine

With a seam ripper, carefully undo that long stitch that you made along the zipper

Step Ten

With zipper open pin remaining sides (good sides facing in) and continue sewing around edges using 1/2 inch seam.

Step Eleven

You did it! You just installed a zipper! GO YOU!

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