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Friday, October 26, 2018

NO ZIPPER Nursing Pillow Cover Free Pattern

Every nursery needs a fresh  custom nursing pillow cover!  We are exciting to share a fast pattern with no zipper!  You can add velcro or snaps, but I prefer to use mine just like an envelope pillow case. So grab some adorable fabric, and lets get started!

 Most kinds of fabric are suitable (knits, wovens, fleece, minky...). This pattern is designed for a classic "Boppy" style nursing pillow. If you have a different nursing pillow, you can trace your boppy and use the techniques in this pattern to create one that will fit your pillow best.  Be sure to add in a seam allowance and about 2" to accommodate your pillow.

Here's what you will need:

  • 5/8 yard fabric for the front
  • 3/4 yard fabric for the back
  • Pins, scissors or rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat (if using rotary cutter)
  • Optional snaps or velcro (I did not find this necessary, but if you want to keep the cover more securely closed, these are good options. 
  • Download the free pattern pieces for the nursing cover here. 
*Note we will use a 3/8" seam allowance for this project. 

Cutting Out The Pattern

After cutting out the pattern pieces, lay the front pattern piece on the fold of your front fabric and cut out.

Next lay the TOP portion for the back of the nursing cover pattern piece on the fold of the fabric and cut out. 

Next lay the BOTTOM portion for the back of the nursing cover pattern piece on the fold of the fabric and cut out.  


This is what the back pieces look like when cut out.

This is what the front piece looks like cut out. 

If using knit or fleece fabric, you can fold the straight edges back 1" and pin in place and sew. If you are using woven fabric, fold back 1/2" and press, then fold another 1/2" and press again.  Pin in place and sew.

Lay the front of the pillow cover with the right side up facing you. Next lay the TOP portion of the back piece, with the right sides facing down.

Lay the BOTTOM portion of the back on top of the front piece, right sides together and pin in place.  

Here is a picture of the other side.  Sew ALL the way around the nursing pillow cover. You can clip the curves of the cover so it will turn out more smoothly.

 Turn the pillow cover right sides out.

To insert the nursing pillow, open the back as shown here.

Slide the ends of the pillow into the cover.

Fold the top portion of the pillow cover in place.  If you would like, you can add some velcro or snaps to keep the back of the cover in place more securely.

And there you go ~ a quick and easy nursing pillow cover!

Please share your creations with us!  We love to see what you are making in our Facebook Group or on Instagram @CKCPatterns.
SEW Inspired ~ Emily

We hope you enjoy your new nursing pillow cover!


  1. Does this fit the Boppynursing pillow?

  2. Does the pattern already have the 3/8” seam allowance?

  3. The pattern should include all the seam allowances. I made one for my sister and didn’t read that it needed allowances and it was way too small. Not including it could mess a lot of people up especially if they are working with limited fabric.