How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover

In this post I will show you the easiest way how to make pillow covers for your sofa. At the bottom of pillow cover is installed a zipper and pillow cover is sewn from two different fabrics.
If you have difficulties in the installation a zipper you can find more information how to install zipper.
If you need make the pillow covers to couch in your living room this tutorial helps you make zippered pillow covers easy and correct.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 1

For sewing the pillow covers you will need special upholstery fabrics and nylon zippers (length 50 - 90cm). You can use any fabrics but the upholstery fabrics are better.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 2

How much fabric you need for sewing one pillow cover? It depends on the size of your pillow. As an example - for pillow having dimensions 50 x 50cm you need buy fabric 55cm having width 150cm.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 3

Now let's start sewing a pillow cover.
You will need a sewing machine (for at least) and preferably a serger. If you not have a serger you can use zig zag stitches.
Pin both short parts to do square part for envelope pillow cover.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 4

I cut three parts of fabric for pillow cover. You can cut only two parts: front and back sides; or one whole without top seam.
Now you need sew along these edges with straight stitches and serger also, as shown.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 5

Press this seam on the front side a pillow cover with steam iron.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 6

Then you can make decorative stitch on your sewing machine along this seam. The needle should pass just off of the edge a seam (with a 1/8 inch).

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 7

Now fold fabric in half, as shown. After that you need to align both edges of fabric and check the dimensions of pillow cover (square).

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 8

If the dimensions of pillow cover are correct you need serge all four sides. If you do not have overlock you can use the zig-zag stitches. This will keep inner edges a pillow cover from fraying.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 9

Fold the fabric wrong side inside.
Now it is time install the zipper. Before attaching I recommend pin it or baste it to the edge, as shown.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 10

Remove the universal presser foot from sewing machine and set the zipper presser foot.
Now you can start stitching along the strip zipper.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 11

Repeat the previous steps to attach the second part of zipper.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 12

Now close the zipper (full length).

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 13

Now you can stitch both edges with seam allowance 1-2 cm.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 14

If you will make the double stitches lines the pillow cover with zipper will be stronger.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 15

If it is needed you can cut the unnecessary ends of zipper.

How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover, step 16

Turn out an envelope pillow cover on the right side and insert into it your old pillow. You can fill it with polyester fibre filling or another material.

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