Lost & Found 2 Pillow Tutorial

Posted by AmandaN on Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I love throw pillows!  My motto is "You can never have enough pillows!"  (My husband so does not agree!)  I was so thrilled when I found out Lost & Found 2 would be available in Home Decor fabric!  It is gorgeous!!!  This pillow tutorial is pretty simple and I love how it shows off the fabric.  I also love the chunky metal zipper accent!  Let's get started!
1/2 yard (3) Lost & Found Decor patterns
20" pillow form
22" or longer metal zipper
I like my pillow covers to fit snug so this pillow is being cut 20" and the pillow form is 20".
Begin by cutting the 2 front pieces:
bottom aqua label piece  20" x 15"
top damask  20" x 6 1/2"
Lay the pieces out like this with the zipper in the center:
Flip the zipper over and align the top raw edge of the label fabric and the zipper edge as pictured: (I always buy my zippers extra long.  Center the fabric on the zipper and the zipper ends will be cut off later.) This zipper was wide enough that I didn't need to use a zipper foot.  Depending on the width of your zipper, you may need to sew with a zipper foot.
Once the seam is sewn, press the fabric back and top stitch:
Next align the other side of the zipper with the bottom raw edge of the damask and sew the zipper in the same manner.  Press the fabric back and top stitch.
This is how my sides look.  With junky scissors, cut of the excess zipper from both sides.  Make sure the zipper pull is somewhere towards the center of the pillow so you don't cut it off.
Cut the back of the pillow 20" x 20"
The pillow top should measure longer than 20".  I added a little extra in the measurements as zipper widths can vary.  Trim the bottom of the pillow so it measures 20" x 20".
With the zipper unzipped about half way, pin right sides together.  Sew around the pillow using a generous 1/4" seam.  When sewing over the metal zipper, slow down so you don't break your needle.
A little tip…...
This is a heavy zipper and one seam of thread did not feel very secure.  To strengthen the seam at the zipper, cut a small piece of extra fabric and lay it over the zipper like this:
Catch it in the seam.
Then fold the excess over the seam and sew in place:
Turn the pillow right side out and insert the pillow form.
 I love how they turned out!
 The back is cute because the fabric is so amazing!
This is version 2.  The selvage on the decor fabric is amazing.  I wanted to include it in the pillow - I love it!
They make such a great pair!

Category: Home Decor


  1. Great tutorial. I can understand why you left the selvage edge showing...but then again I love Riley Blake anything!!! Show it off.
    by Sharon S
    February 03rd, 2014 at 6:34 a.m.
  2. Where can I buy the material? Love this!!
    by Jen
    February 03rd, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.
  3. THANKS for this tutorial~ Love it BTW.
    by Shay
    February 03rd, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

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