With this sewing guide you will learn how to make a simple square pillow (cushion) cover with a zipped fastening.
There are two methods to choose from, basic and concealed. The first half of the guide will show you how to insert a simple zip, this method is suitable for beginners who have basic sewing machine skills. The second half will show you how to insert a concealed zip for those of you who want to have a more professional finish.
The guide is 21 pages long and there are over 40 close up photographs with lots of plain simple text to help you along the way.
You will need to make a paper template (pattern piece) by drawing one square shape. Tip: I use a roll of spare wallpaper or lining paper for my templates as it's long lasting and much less expensive than buying large sheets of card or taping paper together.
All measurements are given in centimetres and inches to suit both European and US customers and sizings are included for both a 40 & 45cms (16 & 18") pad.
Materials needed to make one 40cms (16”) or 45cms (18”) cushion (pillow) cover:
• Approximately ¾m (¾yd) of 135cm (54”) wide furnishing fabric in for the main cover. • Matching thread and a 40 or 45cm (16” or 18”) zip
You will also need some basic sewing equipment such as pins, scissors, tape measure, iron, fabric marker or tailors chalk.
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