by sebsews 29 Jun 2020

I am making a cover for a small nap/hug pillow for a 2 year old. The pillow form has a zipper. Should I remove the zipper and stitch it up? Should I put a zipper in the bottom of cover or no zipper? The completed pillow will be washable. I ask this because I want the pillow to be safe for a 2 year old. Looking forward to Cuties answers.

Hugs and flowers to all, Suzanna


by jenne 30 Jun 2020

If you use a large flap over your zipper, it can cover the zipper also make it low on the pillow I have several like this looks very nice to.

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sebsews by sebsews 30 Jun 2020

Good idea, thanks!

by crafter2243 Moderator 29 Jun 2020

Another idea would be not to have either a zipper or cams. Instead split the back part making one bigger (so they overlap) and leave a opening. I am not sure if I explained this well enough.

Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 29 Jun 2020

I think this style is called an envelope cushion/pillow.

This is what I would go with and place the stuffing in a separate enclosed pillow so in can be inserted or removed as needed.
If you make a cover with a zipper you can always stitch the pull tab down with a few stitches that can be removed as required for washing

sebsews by sebsews 30 Jun 2020

That is what I think I will do, envelope style. Thank you for your comments!

by dragonflyer 29 Jun 2020

Interesting question... If you want to be able to wash the pillow form without the pillow cover, I might use Kam Snaps on the Pillow cover...

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sebsews by sebsews 29 Jun 2020

And keep the zipper in the form? Never thought of Kam Snaps. Thanks, Suzanna