I love pillows. And I love inserting zippers in pillows. Invisible zippers, lapped zippers, zippers next to welt cord, bound zippers in pillows, and zippers as embellishments in pillows. Love them all! I love inserting them so much, it always surprises me when someone tells me they would rather close a pillow with hand stitching than by inserting a zipper. Are you one of those people? If so, do I have something for you!
In 2015, I was asked to put together a Zippers in Pillows course for The Workroom Channel. And of course, I was happy to do so. This would give me a chance to help you and others who are fearful of inserting zippers.
This course is an online, on-demand course and you can watch it at your convenience. Filmed right here in my workroom outside of Atlanta, GA, I show you demonstrations of step-by-step techniques using professional workroom equipment and supplies. Each lesson includes a thorough PDF download supplement with photographs and written instructions. I encourage you to reinforce your learning as you go by completing a series of pillow projects outlined in the path of the course. When you’re ready, you will participate in a private discussion group with direct access to other students and instructors to post your questions and share solutions.
Here are four of the five zipper applications you’ll learn in the course. You’ll also learn how to insert an exposed metal zipper presented by Jeanelle Dech. I don’t have a photo of this, but it is a great detail you’ll love to learn and use in your pillow projects.
This course is about learning the basics. After you learn the basics, you can start applying these in other ways like some of the pillows below.
Not an online kind of student? No problem! I provide private training in your workroom or mine, hands-on workshops, and I have several how-to PDF’s and videos for sale on my website, DesignsbyDonnaAtlanta.com
Let me know how I may assist you. I help to build your confidence so you can build your business or sewing skills to the next level.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org