Cushion covers are so dead easy to make which is why this is more of a Monday inspiration post…
I found this gorgeous Liberty fabric on Etsy. I initially wanted to make another wrap top from it (of course) but when it arrived I realised it was more of an upholstery fabric. I was kind of disappointed, imagine the amazing top it would’ve made! Upon seeing the fabric a friend of mine only uttered these words: “Uh I feel some cushions coming on…”
And yes, why not! Brilliant idea! I never thought I’d be excited about making cushion covers but this fabric… ❤
So this is the result:
You will need:
- 1m of fabric (for 2)
- a cushion/pillow
- (that’s it, no zip needed)
And this is HOW YOU * Craft It Yourself * …
- Measure the cushion you want to cover. I have square cushions but you might have rectangle ones so please adapt the steps.
- For a 45x45cm cushion, I made a 40x40cm cover to fill the cover properly, get a more snuggly result.
- You’re basically going to cut 3 pieces – 1 for the front, 2 for the back (overlapping).
- For a 40x40cm cover, I cut a 42x42cm front piece (1cm seam allowance all around), and 2 pieces of 27x42cm. That results in a 5cm overlap at the back.
- Work out which one of the back pieces you want on top and which one on the bottom. Hem both pieces so that the overlapping sides are hemmed.
- Lay the 3 pieces on top of each other – front piece right side up, and both back pieces to match the front, wrong sides up.
- Pin and sew together with a 1cm seam allowance.
- Turn inside out and stuff in the pillow – \\ THAT’S IT, WELL DONE! //
And this is how it looks on the back:
Hope you have a great week!
Cu soon x