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How to Sew a Pillow Cover With Zipper | 3-Step Tutorial

How to Sew a Pillow Cover With Zipper | 3-Step Tutorial


Let's learn how to sew a pillow cover with zipper! Are you tired of spending money on new throw pillows every time your home decor needs a refresh? Why not try making your own pillow covers with zippers? Not only will you save money, but you'll also have the freedom to choose fabrics and patterns that perfectly match your style. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through sewing a pillow cover with a zipper closure. So grab your sewing machine, and let's get started on this fun and creative DIY project!

How to Sew a Pillow Cover With Zipper | 3-Step Tutorial

how to sew a pillow cover with zipper

Since our kiddos are sharing a room I’m trying to add a few more boyish items. I thought about doing something fancier with my pillow and then I decided that the fabric was so cute I would just leave it alone and I’m glad I did. This DIY pillow cover seriously took 10 minutes.

And I was pleasantly surprised with how easy the zipper was to put in and love how professional looking it is. I’ve tried the envelope style pillow covers and with a toddler in our house they’re always getting pulled off. Luckily she hasn’t found this zipper yet 🙂

What materials do I need to sew a pillow cover?

To sew a pillow cover, you will need fabric, a sewing machine, thread, a zipper, a zipper foot, scissors, pins, and a measuring tape. Make sure to choose a fabric that is suitable for pillow covers and to have all the necessary tools before starting the project.

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Pillow Cover

When choosing fabric for your pillow cover, consider durability, aesthetics, and comfort. For decorative pillows, you have more flexibility in fabric choice. However, for frequent use or potential spills, opt for durable and stain-resistant fabrics like cotton or polyester. Also, consider how the fabric complements your decor. Lastly, if using the pillow for lounging or sleeping, choose soft and breathable fabrics like linen or silk. Keep these factors in mind to sew the perfect pillow cover.

Which Type of Zipper to Use?

Choosing the right zipper for a pillow cover is crucial for functionality and aesthetics. The invisible zipper is commonly used as it blends seamlessly into the fabric, providing a professional finish. Another option is the regular coil zipper, which is durable and easy to use. For a decorative touch, consider using a zipper with unique features like metal teeth or contrasting colors. Ultimately, your choice depends on personal preference and the style of your pillow cover. Explore different options to find the perfect zipper for your next project!

DIY Pillow Cover 3 Step Tutorial

DIY Throw Pillow Cover Instructions

Step 1: Measure your pillow and cut 2 squares to 1″ bigger than your measurement (assuming a 1/2″ seam allowance). With your zipper face down sew one edge of the zipper to one edge of the pillow cover.

DIY Pillow Cover 3 Step Tutorial

Step 2: Take your 2nd pillow cover piece and sew one edge to the other side of the zipper. It will look like this when you’re finished

DIY Pillow Cover 3 Step Tutorial

Step 3: Fold the cover in half so right sides are together and sew up the remaining 3 edges. Make sure the zipper is part way open. Turn right side out and zip your pillow in and you’re all set!

DIY Pillow Cover 3 Step Tutorial

Now the only problem is keeping it on the rocking chair. Someone keeps wandering off with it to use as a bed for Cosmo (BYU’s mascot).

DIY Pillow Cover 3 Step Tutorial

Learning how to sew a pillow cover with zipper is a simple and rewarding DIY project that can add a personal touch to your home decor. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can create a beautiful and functional pillow cover that will enhance the aesthetic of any room. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced seamstress, sewing your own pillow covers allows you to customize them to your liking and save money in the process. So grab your sewing machine, some fabric, and a zipper, and get started on creating the perfect pillow covers for your home!

Thank you for joining us today to learn how to sew a pillow cover. Before you leave, make sure to join our Facebook Group and follow us on Instagram. Happy Sewing!

 DIY Pillow Cover 3 Step Tutorial

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