Simple & Cute Zippered Throw Pillow: Tutorial

Part of the living room redo has been to get all new throw pillows for the couch, and since throw pillows are ridiculously expensive ($30 for one pillow, really?), I've decided to make my own.

This is a very simple tutorial to make a very simple pillow.  I like my pillows to have a removable cover with a zipper so I can throw them in the wash quickly.  You know, kids.

I like the insert to fit in snugly.  If you want the cover to be a bit looser, I would up your cut sizes a quarter inch or so.

Also, your zipper can be larger, but not smaller than your pieces.

See. Super easy.  It's definitely a beginner sewers project.  If any of that was confusing, or you need help, let me know!  I plan on making a few more.

Plus, it would be super easy to modify this project by sewing on buttons, embroidery, ribbon, embellishments, or anything really.  I would just do it before you assemble the pieces.

Hope you liked my little tutorial!


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  1. Thanks for posting this!!! I wanted to make some covers for my current pillows in fall colors and now I have a better idea how!yay!

  2. Cute pillow! I NEED to get a sewing machine.

  3. These are actually SO cute. I love the material you chose for your pillow! I wish I was more crafty (and had more time) to do these kinds of things. I'd have so much fun with it! Once I'm done school, I'm adding to my to-do list "be more crafty" lol. :D

  4. so cute!!! I'm definitely going to be trying this, thanks for the great tutorial!

  5. you make this look so easy, I'd probably find a way to mess it up though haha

  6. love how you did the zipper. I tend to wing things and have screwed up a couple zippers.... and i've only done a couple so thats a bad track record :)

  7. This is awesome. I am so lazy when it comes to adding zippers to projects. But this tutorial makes it all look easy. I'm going to try it out.


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