How to Sew a Pillow with an Invisible Zipper
I’ve been using this method for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I figured out how to add an invisible zipper. This step-by-step guide will show you how to sew an invisible zipper into a pillow.
3-6u2033 Standard sewing machine foot Invisible zipper foot Fabric u2013 enough to cover the front and back of your pillow form plus a few extra inches. Coordinating thread Invisible zipper u2013 ideally, the length of your bottom edge u2013 (minus).
All About the Invisible Zipper Foot
The coils of the invisible zipper are actually rolled back as you sew with this foot, which means that when you zip your invisible zipper together, those coils roll back inward, bringing the seam of your fabric with it.
Prepping Your Pillow Cover
Place your pillow cover fabric on an iron-safe surface and fold over one edge 1/2u2033 toward the WRONG side of the fabric.
Installing the Invisible Zipper
Pin the zipper in place all the way down the length of the zipper, backstitch a few times in place, and then remove your project from your machine. Pin the first side of your zipper to one side of a pillow cover. Pull back the top of the pillow cover to reveal your creased edge and center pin.
Finishing Off the Zipper Side
The invisible zipper is sewn to both sides of the pillow covers, and you’ll need to use a regular zipper foot on your machine to get the stitch line nice and straight. Sew along the original crease line where the invisible zipper’s stitch line begins.
Finishing the Pillow Cover
I PROMISE this is something you can do, and before long, you’ll be swapping your pillows out with the seasons! With the completion of this pillow project, I can now say that not just one, but two rooms are DONE!
How do you put an invisible zip in a cushion?
the tutorial for the Invisible Zipper
- Step 1: Have faith in yourself. You can do it.
- Step 2: Gather your supplies. You’ll need two equal-sized pillow fronts and backs.
- Step 3: Attach Zipper to Front. Lay your pillow front on your work surface, right side up.
- Step 4: Attach Zipper to Back. Lay your pillow back on your work surface, right side up.
- Step 5: Sew that Pillow Closed.
How do you sew an invisible zipper in a French seam?
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to sew a zipper into a French seam.
- Step 1: Reinforce the seam at the zipper. Mark the point on your fabric where your zipper will stop.
- Step 2: Sew the French seam below the zipper. Sew the French seam just like you normally would below the zipper point.
- Step 3: Clip into the French seam.
How do you sew an invisible zipper by hand?
Hand stitch the facing over the zipper tape.
- Move the invisible zipper foot completely to the left of the needle and stitch from the zipper stopping point to the hem, pinning the lower portion of the seam from the hem to the end of the zipper.
Can you sew over a zipper?
*Yes, it’s OK to sew over your zipper (slowly so you don’t break your needle) and to cut your zipper if it needs to be shortened (just don’t cut the zipper pull off! );) Sew your zipper in straight using the teeth as a guide.
How do you fix a separated zipper?
How to Repair a Split or Broken Zipper
- Remove the Bottom Stop from the Zipper.
- Position the Zipper Pull.
- Realign the Zipper Teeth.
- Reposition the Zipper Pull.
- Thread the Sewing Needle.
- Create a New Zipper Stop.
What is the difference between an invisible zipper and a regular zipper?
An invisible zipper is a zipper with extremely fine teeth that is sewn into a garment in such a way that it becomes invisible, hidden in a seam. Unlike a regular zipper, the seam is sewn after the invisible zipper is sewn.
Can you cut an invisible zipper?
Measure and mark the length of a non-invisible zipper (closed bottom or separating) from the bottom stop. Cut and pull metal zipper teeth from the zipper tape with cutting pliers (“nippers”). The invisible zipper should be 2 inches longer than the zipper opening.