Friday, 6 March 2015

A new pillow and a little tutorial for zippered closure

I made this pillow cover as gift for a friend.

He has two hobbies: photography and sport.

I made a few designs and after a long pondering I decided  that this one is the winner. 

I tried to make the pillow closer using the fastest method I knew. But necessarily with  zipper.

I liked how the things went, so I wrote this 

Short illustrated tutorial  for zippered pillow closure

Place a fabric strip (wider with at least 2" than the zipper) onto the pillow back, right sides together. Pin them into position.
Decide the length of the pillow opening and draw a rectangle as long and 0.5" width. Draw also a central line like in photo above.

Stitch only along the rectangle line and cut along the entire length of the central line through both layer of fabrics. Also cut along the V-shapes. Avoid cutting into stitching of the outer rectangle.

Pull the strip fabric through the rectangular hole to the wrong side of the pillow back.

 Press the strip flat and stitch the zip.

 If you used a longer zipper, cut the excess( see the blue dotted line).


To prevent fraying you might add a simple zig-zag stitch on the strip edges before use it.

All is well when ends well, right?

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

1 comment:

  1. The pillow has all the clues for your friend, perfect! Thanks for the zipper tip, good to know!