How To Sew Easy, Zip-Free Cushion Covers
If you're looking for a quick, cost-effective way to give a room a bit of a face-lift for the new year, then why not try making some new cushion covers? They're really easy to make, as our step-by-step guide below will show you. You can choose from a vast range of fabrics from Croft Mill to get exactly the look you want.
- The first thing to do is to wash and dry your fabric. Then give it a quick iron before you start.
- Measure your cushion pad then cut out a square of fabric that is around 5cm larger than the pad. For example, if your cushion is 45cm x 45cm then the square of fabric you cut should be 50cm x 50cm.
- Cut out a rectangle of fabric the same height as but half the width of the previous square. In our example, this rectangle will be 50cm x 25cm.
- Cut out another rectangle the same height as the first square but two-thirds the width. In our example, this will be a rectangle of 50cm x 33.3cm.
- The two rectangles you have cut out will form the back of an envelope cushion. Fold over 1cm on one side of a rectangle that is the same width as the square.
- Using a straight stitch, sew as close to the raw edge as you can get on both rectangles of fabric. If your sewing machine doesn't have a needle that can be repositioned, move the fabric until the needle just touches its edge to prevent it from fraying. When finished, iron both pieces.
- Lay the rectangles on top of the square with the right sides together. Pin all the way around.
- Sew all four sides. When you come to the overlap of the back pieces, use a back stitch to reinforce.
- Clip the corners to give nice sharp points.
- Turn the cover so it is right-side-out and push out the corners.
- Insert the cushion pad and you're done!