Monday, September 9, 2013

My First Zippered Pillow Cover (and Blog Post!)

Well I finally did it. I've been wanting to try a zippered pillow for months but was hesitant since I only started sewing 10 months ago. Since my current obsession is black and white I thought this would be a great project to get my feet wet.

In dreamland I would use the beautiful Le Touche fabric by Brunschwig & Fils but it is crazy expensive! After searching high and low I settled on some IKEA fabric within my budget. I purchased one yard for $8 but only used half of it for the pillow cover.

A basic 14" zipper from Walmart for $2 was used. I was a little overwhelmed with all of the choices at Joanne Fabrics so it was just easier to pick one up at Walmart while running errands.

 I followed these excellent instructions to the tee. Along with a $3 travel pillow also from Walmart I am left with this pillow.

This project took about 1.5 hours but hopefully future pillow covers will take less now that I have an idea of what to do. The additional black and white elements are just what this space needed and for a total of $9 including pillow form I'm thrilled with the result. By the way, how did I go this long without embracing this black and white concept?

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