Easy Pillow With Zipper.

5 Materials
60 Minutes

I wanted to make a pillow with a zipper. Of course I had to make it difficult.

The whole idea is simple and putting it to practice it’s not so hard.

some tips:

-first things first. Make sure you line up your fabric and choose the patterns you wanted to show

-cut the fabric to the desired size always leaving a bit extra. Ex: on a 18x18 pillow cut fabric 20x20 this will leave enough to play around if needed.

-choose a zipe 1 to 2 inches smaller than the pillow

What you will need

Choose a fabric that speaks to you this is for your home so take your time choosing. I decided to go for an outdoor fabric because we have dogs and children and they make a mess.




*measuring tape

*sewing machine


*fabric crayon

step 1: cut your fabric

step 2: attach your zipper. I googled how to sew a zipper. You fold both sides of the fabric and using a zipper foot in your machine sew each side separately

step 3: after zipper in place sew your pillow always inside out. Open the zipper a little to make it easy to flip

step 4: cut any access fabric inside and flip your cover.

viola your pillow case is done.

more videos on how to sew a zipper to come.


Before you cut your fabric decide what size pillow you want. I needed 2 18x18 pillows for our outdoor couch.

so mine will be 18 x 18 with a zipper. I used a 18inch zipper and it was a mistake. I could have gone with a 16 inches to allow space. I could have cut the zipper. But I found out about that too late into the process.

once your size is decided cut fabric with an inch overlap on each side. I gave myself 1 inch because this was my first time seeing a pillow and 2nd time sewing anything else lol.

to see my first project check out my Instagram page.

After you sew

After you sew your pillow will look like this.

flip it to the right side

Viola. Your own pillow.

This was probably the most rewarding experience.

it almost felt like I had a purpose. 🤗

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