How to Put in a Zipper on a Pillow: A Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome, Reader!

Are you tired of constantly having to adjust the stuffing in your pillows? Do you wish you could easily remove the cover for cleaning or changing the look of your pillows? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of putting in a zipper on a pillow, allowing you to easily remove and replace the cover whenever you please.

Before we dive into the details, take a look at this featured image to get a visual understanding of the zipper installation process:

how to put in a zipper on a pillow

Section 1: Gathering the Materials

Materials Needed for Putting in a Zipper on a Pillow:

Before we start, let’s make sure you have all the necessary materials at hand. This will make the process smoother and more efficient. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fabric for the pillow cover
  • A zipper of the appropriate size
  • Pins
  • A sewing machine
  • Thread matching the fabric
  • Scissors
  • A seam ripper (in case of mistakes)

Now that we have everything ready, let’s move on to the next section.

Section 2: Preparing the Fabric and Zipper

Step 1: Cut the Fabric

Measure and cut the fabric to the desired size for your pillow cover. Make sure to leave extra fabric on each side to accommodate the zipper. It’s better to have a little extra than to end up with a cover that’s too tight.

Step 2: Pin the Zipper

Place the zipper face down on one of the fabric edges and pin it in place. Ensure that it aligns evenly and extends beyond the fabric’s edge. Repeat the process for the other fabric edge.

Section 3: Sewing the Zipper

Step 1: Change the Foot and Adjust the Settings

Attach the zipper foot to your sewing machine to make it easier to sew close to the zipper teeth. Adjust your machine’s settings according to the fabric type.

Step 2: Start Sewing

Beginning at the bottom of one side, sew along the fabric edge, securing the zipper in place. Sew all the way to the top, but make sure to stop just before the zipper pull. Reverse stitch to secure the seam.

Step 3: Repeat for the Other Side

Now, repeat the sewing process for the other side of the zipper. Start from the bottom, sew along the edge, and stop just before the zipper pull. Reverse stitch to secure the seam.


Congratulations, Reader! You’ve successfully learned how to put in a zipper on a pillow. With this newfound skill, you can easily change your pillow covers, wash them whenever needed, and customize your pillows to match your decor. Enjoy the convenience and versatility of zippered pillow covers!

If you found this guide helpful, don’t forget to check out our other articles for more DIY projects, sewing tips, and home decor inspiration. Happy stitching!

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