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Topic: Orange pillowcase w/zipper TUTORIAL  (Read 2309 times)
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pink tarantula
« on: October 05, 2008 08:48:41 AM »

I'm a beginner at sewing, so anytime I make something it feels so good! I tried to put togheter a tutorial for my first ever pillow case with zipper, probably one of the easier projects if you want to learn how to sew. I wish I'd taken more pictures during the making. Here's the finished pillowcase:


Both the pillow and the fabric were found in the storeskrald (a sort of danish trashroom, present in most buildings, but for stuff that is going to be recycled by 1) thrift stores, or 2) other people who may take it (like me), or 3) burnt to make energy for the city). I bought the zipper in a thrift store, so the whole project costed 2 danish kroner.

You need fabric, a zipper, scissors, pins, paper to trace the measure of your pillow case, a sewing machine OR needle and thread (if you wanna sew by hand). Thats it.

Trace the measure of your pillow case on paper (leave about 1,5 or 2 cm more, according to the thickness of the fabric and how it stretches). Pin the paper on fabric and cut the fabric down to the right measureyou need 2 pieces of fabric (with the same exact size).

Now youre ready to sew the zipper! The zipper should be just a little shorter than the length of the side its gonna be sewn on.


Place one of your fabric cut out RIGHT SIDE UP and place the zipper WRONG SIDE UP at the very top of the piece of fabric, like above. Pin it and sew the top part of the zipper (remember to use the zipper foot if you use the machine). You should do the same for the other piece of fabric - dont panic, its easy, just not very intuitive - like anything related to sewing! Then your zipper is sewn in nicely.

Now open the zipper towards its half and sew together the pieces of fabric on the other 3 sides (the right side, left side and bottom), fabric should be WRONG FACE UP (basically you flip it, then sew it). Reinforce the corners by sewing back and forth on them.

Then through the opening you left with your zipper you can flip the whole thing back, and thats your finished pillow case. Insert pillow!



As you can see from this last pic, the zipper wasnt sewn in with the most precise techniquemmh..I used a fabric that was very thin and very very stretchy - thing I usually try to avoid (Im just a beginner after all). But I couldnt resist the color!

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rawNgirlie
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 09:29:52 AM »

i think i might have to try this... i really need some pillows for my couch... and hmm i think i might even do this to a few pillow cases on my bed.     thanks
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008 10:31:38 AM »

i will be doing this for sure. one of my guy friends has been wanting me to  make him a los angeles dodgers pillow so now i think i will do it. good job!
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pink tarantula
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008 10:49:45 AM »

Thank you, and good luck with it - it's really a pretty easy project!
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008 12:53:47 PM »

So cute and super-easy too!  I am going to refashion a bathrobe (yes, you read that correctly) into some pillows today.  Thanks so much for posting this.   Cheesy
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