How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

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How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

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Zippered Flanged Pillow

I love pillows and have them all over my home for splashes of color and little bits of decoration so I thought I would give you all this little tutorial on how to make a zippered flanged pillow for your own home.  while this is not a beginner project if you follow the steps I am sure that anyone can complete this project in no time.

What you will Need:

  • Pillow Form
  • 1/2 Yd. Of fabric
  • Zipper – size depending on size of pillow – I used a 14″ zipper
  • Standard sewing supplies

Step 1: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Cut out your fabrics.  I used a pillow form that I had on hand that measured 18″ W x 12″ H.  The measurements I am going to give you apply to any pillow you would like to make.  I chose a 2″ flange for this pillow.

For the back:  Pillow form length + Flange Width + 1/2″ seam allowance

Pillow width + Flange Width + 1/2″ seam allowance + 3/4″ for zipper

For the Front:  Pillow Length + Flange Width + Seam allowance

Pillow width + Flange Width + Seam allowance

My measurements were:   Back:  20 1/2″ x 17 1/4″

Front:  20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″

Step 2: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Starting with the back.  Cut the fabric front and back pieces.

Step 3: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Measure 3″ down from the long side of the pillow or the side where you want the zipper to be and cut the piece into two pieces.

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Measure Down 3 inches and Cut

Step 4: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

With right sides together begin by sewing the the two pieces together for a few inches then baste for the length of the zipper and sew the remaining.  Press the seam open.  You will be inserting the zipper into this seam.

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Sew the two pieces together

Step 5: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Attach the zipper into the basted part of the seam you just sewed and sew it using a zipper foot making sire that the teeth run down the center.

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Insert the zipper

Step 6: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Once the zipper has been sewn on all four sides remove the basting stitches and the zipper is in place.

Step 7: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Sew the front to the back right sides together.  Clip the corners. Turn the pillow case right sides out through the zipper opening.  Press

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Sew around the perimeter

Step 8: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Sew a Seam all the way around the pillow case 2″ from the edge to form the flange.

Step 9: How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

Insert the pillow form and enjoy

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Zippered Flanged Pillow

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