Sewing: Easy Pillow Cover with Hidden Zipper

Jennie Pickett, designer at Clover & Violet

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8 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Supplies

    • Cutting the Backing Fabric

    • Preparing the Zipper

    • Sewing the Zipper Part 1

    • Sewing the Zipper Part 2

    • Sew the Pillow Cover Together

    • Bonus: Stuffing the Pillow Cover


About This Class


Sewing is a great way to update your home decor. Jennie from Clover & Violet will teach you how to sew a pillow slipcover with a hidden zipper in the back. This is a fun, easy way to decorate for the holidays, change decor for different seasons, or just make something new for your home.

This class is great for a confident beginner or intermediate sewer who already knows basic sewing, including how to use a sewing machine, adjust needle position, and change stitches to a zig zag, and is comfortable completing a small project on their own. This class is also great for a more experienced sewist who has not yet tackled zippers.

Although this class teaches installing a zipper, no special feet are required, only a regular sewing machine foot.

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

I enjoyed this class. This skill wasn't new to me, but I tried to view the class as a beginner would. Jennie explained things clearly and the pillow cover is very cute and a practical way to show off some of that stash we all have accumulated!
I really enjoyed following along with Jennie. The step-by-step instructions were excellent. I'll never make a pillow without a zipper back again!
Lani Padilla

Simply Fresh Vintage

This was a good class but seemed geared towards intermediate sewists. I was watching from a beginner perspective (having suggested this class to a friend that has made pillow covers before, but not with a zipper) and noticed there were explanations left out (as if under the assumption that the student would already know them) like seam allowance during the sipper installation and which side of the fabric (raw or folded side) the zipper should be attached to. As a more experienced sewest, I enjoyed this alternate method of adding a zipper flange to a pillow.





Jennie Pickett

designer at Clover & Violet

Jennie is the pattern designer and blogger at Clover & Violet, LLC, a business she started with her mom (who has recently retired) in 2009. She has a passion for making handmade part of every day life, and loves to incorporate quilted things in her decor.

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