Here it goes........and of course you can email me if something isn't clear!
Start with a backing that is a few inches larger than your pillow top.
Pillow top has been quilted onto a piece of Warm and Natural
Fold over a generous inch, this is going to be the cover of your zipper.
Next you take your bottom half of the pillow back and along the cut edge, turn under about 1/4" You can see I'm holding the "flap" that I just stitched out of the way so you can see the zipper.
I've lined up the folded edge of the bottom half so it butts right up against the zipper teeth. and have lined up the side edges.
Again, here comes the glue. It is so helpful with this project.
There is no need to pre stitch this hem, as it gets sewn down when you attach it to the zipper. I do place a couple of pins to keep my edges lined up.
I'm going to start sewing from the far left and I pinned the beginning of the zipper
Here we go with the stitching. If you are a Pfaff owner, you can appreciate the funky foot. Geez, it took me forever to figure out how this darn thing worked, I finally has to go online and realized I was putting it on backwards!!!
Stitch right to the end of your fabric
Now you need to back tack the ends of the zipper.
This is done on both ends of the zipper.
Now you have a zipper in the center of your pillow back. The next part is how I like to finish my pillows
Then I put my backing wrong side up, and put my pillow top right side up. (Wrong sides together)
Then I attach binding to the pillow top side and turn it, hand stitch it to the back, just like a quilt.
And there you have it, an easy way to put a zipper in a pillow case. Now I'll be ready for Hallow'een 2014!!
I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving with family, laughter, and leftovers.
Last night we got one room decked out for Christmas at my sweetie's house, lights are up, radio was playing carols and we sat and enjoyed the night with a log on the fire until 1 a.m. last night.
Life is GOOD