Crafts: Cushion Cover

I had an urge to make some Christmas themed cushions covers, so on the next visit to my parents, I decided to get some material and borrow my mum’s sewing machine. Once I’d been taught how to make the first one, I quickly flew through the remaining three. If you don’t have a sewing machine, obviously it will take a bit longer to hand sew.

You will need:
material for the front cover measuring 17.5 inches square (this will be enough for a standard cushion cover.
material for the back cover 1 measuring 17.5 x 11 inches and 1 measuring 17.5 x 14 inches.

Method
Along one of the 17.5 sides of the 2 back panels, hem. Placing the front panel, right side up, on a the work surface, place the smaller back piece, right side down, and line up with the front cover.

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Then place the larger back piece, right side down, on the top. Line up and then pin in place. Then sew along the pinned hem (you need a half an inch hem).

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Once sewn, using scissors cut the corners then turn “inside out” (ie the right way).

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Around half a cm in from the edge, sew around the edge. This will create an almost piped effect

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And there you have it, a simple cushion cover.

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2 responses to “Crafts: Cushion Cover

  1. I just learned how to make pillow covers this summer and now I am hooked! I love how easy they are. I haven’t made any Christmas ones yet but I hope to before the holiday is here!

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