Pillow Cover with Easy Zipper Tutorial Pattern

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Pillow Cover with Easy Zipper Tutorial Pattern

Pattern Details

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Category:

Sewing

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Pillow

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Measure and cut fabric pieces using measuring tape & scissors, or rotary cutter, mat & gridded ruler
  • Use a sewing machine

Pattern Description:

Conquer your fear of zippers and make a professional looking pillow cover that can be easily removed for washing.

This tutorial will show you how to add easy zipper tabs to the ends of any longer-than-necessary zipper. No more last minute runs to the craft store. Just use whatever you have in your stash. I find that adding tabs also makes zippers easier to install. *Please note that using zipper tabs requires you to sew across the zipper teeth. Metal zippers will not work with this method: you must use plastic/nylon zippers.

Making new pillow covers is an easy and fast way to spruce up the look of any room.

If you want to make your own pillow forms, I also have an easy tutorial about how to do this on my Craftsy pattern page.

Have fun!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size of cover will be determined by your pillow form. Directions are included on how to measure and cut your fabric to meet your pillow form.

Materials:

  • Fabric
  • One zipper (at least as long as the width of your pillow form)
  • Sewing Machine with all-purpose foot & zipper foot
  • Iron & Board
  • Optional: Pinking Shears or Serger

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Marking Pen
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Optional: Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Gridded Ruler

About Designer

About Designer

TrinaPeterson on craftsy.com

Loves to create things. Has a serious fabric addiction. Likes to write about it at www.trinapeterson.com.

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