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Topic: Pillow Cover w/link to tute on an "Almost" pinless invisible zipper installation  (Read 1099 times)
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« on: April 30, 2011 02:55:04 AM »

I needed to make two pillow covers with zipper closures - I don't mind zippers, however I really do not enjoy all the pinning that goes along with installing them.  I find that the constant stopping and starting and finagling with the pins makes for a difficult sewing job.....

So, instead of all that pinning I used a little Hean-N-Bond tape to make the job easy.  The results were fantastic and the sewing was seamless!

I've posted a tutorial and a video showing how quickly the sewing goes without all those pins here: http://sewplicity.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-pillow-cover-with-almost.html

If you hate pinning as much as I do, you may enjoy this technique....try it out on your next project!

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011 04:23:58 AM »

I loathe pinning...I always screw it up somehow and have all my pins in the wrong direction when I begin sewing.
I have a pillow cover to sew and I bought an invisible zipper for it. I've been dreading it because all the tutorials/videos I've seen make this an upside-down, complicated mess (or my favorite..they take a picture of the
fabric/zipper/pillow form in artistic layout, rattle off complicated instructions and THEN show the completed project without any other photos in-between..grrr)
Your instructions (and awesome use of heat and bond tape) are clear and detailed, so I think I can do this!
Thank you, I've totally bookmarked your page!!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011 06:18:09 AM »

I'm so happy it helps....When I started working with zippers, I must have looked at about 15 tutorials all which didn't make much sense, or had horrible pictures.
Post a picture of your pillow when finished - I'd love to see it!!!

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