This tutorial is based on my former sewing tip Sew It Yourself - Pillowcase.
I've been asked to do a new tutorial for more thick and cubical pillows and here it is!
Have fun and feel free to ask me if there is anything troubling you :)
Step 1: Preparing
- some fabric - new or big enough leftover
- your sewing machine +thread
Picture 1 shows the original pillow. And because of it what it looks like it is asking for a new case :D
I meassured width, hight and length and added some seam allowance for sewing and zipper: (1+20+2,5+40+2,5+20+1) x (1+55+1) --> 87x57 cm ; 20x4xcm
*be sure to have the dimension of the velcon ribbon,too.
By creating a paper pattern first I could easily transfer the numbers onto the fabic. Cutting 1 big piece and 2 small pieces to cover the sides equals 1 pillowcase. (pic 3)
Step 2: Zipper unseen
Adding the zipper way 1 according to the pillowcase tutorial
Adding the zipper way 2:
Sew both short ends of the main piece of fabric together - use a width stitch here and DO NOT block the seam line at beginning and end! You will cut it open again later.
Now that you have some kind of a fabric tunnel you pin your zipper to it - The opening section of it has to be placed right onto the inside of the seam just done (pic1)
Everything pinned good? Then check one more time for side and position and sew the zipper onto the fabric. :)
When it is well attached you can turn the piece around and use a tiny scissor or seam knife to open the middle seam of only the fabric again - you want to be able to open the zipper,don't you?