How To Make a Zippered Pillow Case – Sewing Tutorial

What better project to accompany our brand new made-from-scratch throw pillow than a removable, zippered pillow case?

I talked a little about fabric in the pillow tutorial, but I’ll reiterate here that almost any fabric can make a great pillow. There a lots of fancy-pants home dec fabrics like velvet and satin and silk. Or if you want something snuggly, there’s minky and fleece. If you want to get really crazy, you could make a pillow out of faux fur. You could also keep things simple and go with a cotton or canvas. Especially if you plan on embellishing the case with embroidery or applique or beadwork.

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How to Make a Throw Pillow – A Great Project for Beginners!

Why does a pillow make a good sewing project for beginners, you might ask? 1. It’s all straight stitching, with a few corners so you can practice pivoting. 2. There’s just a small amount of hand sewing on the pillow itself, which might sound daunting to a newbie, but hand sewing is a practical skill every seamstress should have. 3. Unlike clothing, you don’t have to worry too much about “fit” with a pillow. 4. Who doesn’t need a cool throw pillow or two? Functional projects are always a win for me.

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