November 9, 2012

Free Tutorial...Pillow Backs with a Covered Zipper

Pillows are one of my favorite sewing projects!!!

{If you haven't seen it already, find out more about my Signature Pillow in this post.}


I know, I know, I know...
I am such a drama queen when it comes to sewing!!!

{Too many exclamation points all the time!!!}

And I'm always claiming that this fabric...

My Aneela Hoey Box

or that line...



Scottie Dog Mug Rug Pattern by The Patchsmith
is one of my favorites EVER!!!

{And I honestly feel that strongly about all of them.}

But I really really mean it this time!
Pillows are super fun to make!


I love that you can design them any way you like on the front.
You can go crazy with quilting details
and still get it done pretty fast.


Once it's all done, though,
there's still the back to be dealt with, right?



I've drawn up a free PDF tutorial
that you can use to create a stylish, attractive pillow back,
with a covered zipper!

Here's my sample version, ready for the holidays!

{There's that turquoise Ta Dots fabric again!}

Ta Dots by Michael Miller and Jingle by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman

Now you can make a bunch of pillow covers
and remove them easily for cleaning or storage.

Want to see the front of this pillow?
Pretty soon there will be a big reveal,
but you have to be patient!

{If you had a crystal ball in good working order,
it would show you that a lot more pillows
will be featured on this blog in the coming year!}
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16 comments:

  1. I love your pillows! I just finished a couple myself! Guess what? My granddaughter was born last night! I'm on my way to San Antonio now! Yay!

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    1. Congratulations Deborah - how very exciting. What is she called?

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    2. Sorry Amy,
      Railroading your blog but I couldn't help but start a chat - what wonderful news.

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  2. These pillows are beautiful. The extra detailing of the covered zipper is awesome. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Now I'm off to read more about your "signature pillow". By the way...where do you get your little tags that you have on the back of your pillow? You probably make them right?

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  3. GORGEOUS :) Absolutely amazing!! I use a lot of !!!! too - and :)

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  4. I've set up a file just for your patterns. This is gorgeous and I sure am looking forward to the new year and your tantalising tease of further patterns. Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  5. Ok, now I am not going to be able to sleep until you show us the FRONT of your snowmen pillow!!
    I'm going to have to make a holiday pillow, too.
    So beautiful, that I had to re-read the post to see that it was the BACK of the pillow! lol

    Sleepless Susie

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  6. Thank you so much, Amy! I can't wait to make my pillow. My lone star block is still being beautifuly displayed on my design board. :) I truly appreciate the instructions for the pillow!! And I cannot WAIT to see the front of your snowman pillow!

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  7. Thank you so much for the tut, I have made sure I have downloaded the pdf for future reference. I admire your star pillow so much and would love to find the pattern for the star. the scotty rug mug is so gorgeous too.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  8. Very nice tutorial, thank you so much!

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  9. Very nice tutorial, thank you so much!

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  10. Your pillows are Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing this tutorial! It will be so helpful! :)

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial. I used it on my latest pillow. I'll blog about it soon and give you a shotout there!

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  12. The snowflake is stunning!!. I am still trying to sew diamonds together (they are in a book page somewhere) and building up courage for your zipper tutorial too! By the way, HUGE congrats on your 100+ followers and give aways!! You GO GIRL!!

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  13. I love love love your pillow! It's gorgeous! And your back is pretty neat too!

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  14. Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! I love this! Sure wish I had know how to do this a few months ago. I made many pillows.

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