How to Install a Zipper in the Back of a Pillow Cover

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Pillow covers can be constructed several different ways. The best methods allow the covers to be removed for washing and for switching out with others.

Zipper closures are great, but zippers can sometimes be a challenge to install. Fortunately, a tutorial from SOTAK Handmade makes the process simple.

How to Install a Zipper in the Back of a Pillow Cover

The tutorial is for a covered zipper across the back of the pillow cover. We love how you can use a long zipper and cut it to size after it’s sewn into place (that does not work with metal zippers).

This means no sewing around the zipper pull, which is where many sewists run into trouble. However, you can also use a zipper that’s the same length as the back of the pillow cover if that’s what you have on hand.

Plus, you don’t need a special zipper foot. Just use your regular presser foot. Nice!

Click here for the free “Installing Zipper Closure in a Pillow Cover” tutorial.

But what if your zipper is shorter than the width of the pillow cover?

How to Install a Zipper in the Back of a Pillow Cover

Peta from She Quilts a Lot shows how to create a covered, or “lapped”, zipper installation in her tutorial linked to below.

Click here for the free “Pillow Back (& Front!) Tutorial.”


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