How to Sew a Zipper on a Pillow
How to Sew a Pillow is a very popular question being asked by people who want to know how to make a pillow cover for their pillow. Before the age of the sewing machine came about, most things that you could not do on your own were made by hand. In today’s world you can just search online and find many websites with lots of images and diagrams to show you how to make a zipper on a pillow.
Of course, making a zipper on a pillow is not so simple as making a pillow cover for your throw pillow. However, this is the easiest way to create the look that you want. However, if you would like to create something unique and a bit more impressive, then here are some tips on how to sew a zipper on a pillow.
First, take out an old pillow that has been kept for a long time and look at it. Find the best part of the pillow and see if you can create a version of it that can serve as the back side of your zipper.
Second, pick up a ruler and measure out the exact length of the new pillow. Use some fabric tape to make sure that you have the right length before you begin.
Third, get a pair of needle and thread and get ready to go to work on your pillow. Take the new pillow and fold it in half, matching the corners. Make sure that the left and right sides are very close together so that you will have enough room for the thread to fit through.
Fourth, with the sewing machine already running, start by stitching a row of stitches around the edges of the pillow. Continue like this until you have created a desired shape.
Fifth, turn the pillow upside down and with the needle, turn the side that was facing outwards. With your thread, insert the needle through the loops and make sure that the thread goes all the way through. Leave the thread hanging down, to be replaced later.
Sixth, let the new threads and needle go to work. Pull them through as you work them out from the inside of the pillow. Then put the zipper on your pillow.
Seventh, check to see if the zipper fits properly, to make sure that you will be able to undo it easily. If it does not seem to fit correctly, just tuck it into the pillow.
Eighth, be patient and you will eventually get it right. Try putting a small weight on the other side to make sure that the zipper will continue to hold the pillow and not fall off on its own.
Finally, if the zipper does not fit on the pillow, you can try inserting a small knife blade through the holes in the pillow and see if it will work. If this works, you will then have to use a needle and thread to sew it down and create a smooth edge.
In case you did not know, there are lots of other tips on how to sew a zipper on a pillow that will help you to create more interesting looking throw pillows. You should definitely give it a try!