I love pillows and have them all over my home for splashes of color and little bits of decoration so I thought I would give you all this little tutorial on how to make a zippered flanged pillow for your own home. while this is not a beginner project if you follow the steps I am sure that anyone can complete this project in no time.
What you will Need:
- Pillow Form
- 1/2 Yd. Of fabric
- Zipper – size depending on size of pillow – I used a 14″ zipper
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Cut out your fabrics. I used a pillow form that I had on hand that measured 18″ W x 12″ H. The measurements I am going to give you apply to any pillow you would like to make. I chose a 2″ flange for this pillow.
For the back: Pillow form length + Flange Width + 1/2″ seam allowance
Pillow width + Flange Width + 1/2″ seam allowance + 3/4″ for zipper
For the Front: Pillow Length + Flange Width + Seam allowance
Pillow width + Flange Width + Seam allowance
My measurements were: Back: 20 1/2″ x 17 1/4″
Front: 20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″
Step 2: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Starting with the back. Cut the fabric front and back pieces.
Step 3: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Measure 3″ down from the long side of the pillow or the side where you want the zipper to be and cut the piece into two pieces.
Step 4: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
With right sides together begin by sewing the the two pieces together for a few inches then baste for the length of the zipper and sew the remaining. Press the seam open. You will be inserting the zipper into this seam.
Step 5: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Attach the zipper into the basted part of the seam you just sewed and sew it using a zipper foot making sire that the teeth run down the center.
Step 6: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Once the zipper has been sewn on all four sides remove the basting stitches and the zipper is in place.
Step 7: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Sew the front to the back right sides together. Clip the corners. Turn the pillow case right sides out through the zipper opening. Press
Step 8: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Sew a Seam all the way around the pillow case 2″ from the edge to form the flange.
Step 9: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow
Insert the pillow form and enjoy