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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    A first for me...

    I have been "scared" to try a zipper on anything, even though I bought one months ago in hopes I would overcome the fear. Today was that day!

    I made a pillow with a zipper on the back!

    This is the front:


    The back with the zipper covered:


    Zipper showing:



    It was my first and I am so proud of it. I did use some old fat quarters in case I messed up and I didn't want to waste something new. Oh and the insert is one I made filled with buckwheat hulls.
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    Great job - keep going!

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    Looks great. Putting under it under that band is a great idea.
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    I saw the band idea on a blog so I thought I would try it.
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    It's amazing how we put off trying something new and then, realize there was little to be worried about! I think we are a lot smarter then we give outselves credit for! Great job!!
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    Very nice!

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    Now you can make that 4 yr old daughter of yours a dress with a zipper down the back!
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    You did a great job. I really like your pillow.

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    Great! Pretty pillow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    Now you can make that 4 yr old daughter of yours a dress with a zipper down the back!
    I am sure that is next. lol
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    You can only get better and slicker at doing it - practice, practice (without fear). Good work!

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    Thanks jitkaau! I am sure I will stock up on zippers now. lol
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    Wow that is really cute. I have a 6 yo girl so I know the need for easy removal. Was it hard to do? I've only put one zipper in a purse I made like five years ago and it took many attempts before it turned out right. Haven't tried one since. LOL

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    Congrats on conquering your fear of zippers! The pillow is awesome. I haven't conquered that fear myself so I avoid anything with zippers, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvelynJ View Post
    Wow that is really cute. I have a 6 yo girl so I know the need for easy removal. Was it hard to do? I've only put one zipper in a purse I made like five years ago and it took many attempts before it turned out right. Haven't tried one since. LOL
    No, it was really simple. I had to remove one seam but that was my fault for not reading correctly. lol

    If you want the tutorial, here it is: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/02/...o-your-pillow/
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    Congratulations!!!

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    Great job, pillow is adorable..............

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    Beautiful pillow, great job on the zipper! Now you are not a novice!! Do it again!!
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    Good job!! Sometimes the thought of doing something is really worse than the actual doing it. I've felt the same way at times.
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    I love the cushion it looks very beautiful and I'm with you I hate working with zippers too, I always go with sewn pockets vs putting a zippered one in.

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    Great job.

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    Good job wish I could muster up the courage to try it.

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