What you will need:
- The piping you made from part 1 of this tutorial
- Fabric for the front of the pillow cut to one inch longer and wider than the pillow form (i.e. if your pillow is 12x18 cut your fabric to 13x19)
- Fabric for the back of the pillow cut one inch wider than your pillow and 2 inches longer that your pillow (so for our 12x18 pillow we would cut the fabric to 14x19 since it will be a long skinny pillow)
- Pillow form
- Sewing machine with regular and zipper feet
(Here is where you do as I say and not as I do, and make sure to iron your fabric first!)
Around the corners you will want to make slits in your fabric with your scissors so it will go around the curve smoothly.
With your zipper foot on your machine stitch around the entire edge, making sure you are sewing right up against the piping.
Set that piece aside for now as we're going to work on the back of the pillow now. Take your back piece of fabric and cut it into two pieces (the direction the zipper will go) about 5 inches from the bottom of the fabric. Place one piece of fabric on top of the other and center your zipper along the seam. Mark with pins where the zipper ends (about an inch and a half or two from each end preferably).
Now taking either scisssors or a seam ripper either cut or rip the seam open that is over the zipper. It will then look like this.