Super Easy, Super Quick Cushion Cover.
We have horrid cushions on our sofa. Marks, dirt (especially from when the cat was sick). None of them match - it is truly most shocking.
So time to do something about it?
That meant a day trip to IKEA, imagination and a bit of sewing. x
My instructions are dead simple. I say things twice but that's only because I love you and it's important. Have fun with the materials, size etc. And enjoy the wave of 'Oh .. I like you cushions Love' and 'Really? You made those?!' comments. x
Rough Cushion Fabric Size:
Front: 40cm x 40cm
Back (w/10cm flap): 50cm x 50cm
Will fit a cushion 2-3cm larger e.g. 53x53 cushion = 50x50cm cover
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Pick a nice section of the fabric if you are using a patterned one.
Lay out the fabric nice side down and draw on 38x38cm square (or a square 2/3cm smaller than the size of the cushion you are using).
TIP: Use tailors pencil as it will not show through.
TIP: Cut any selvedge’s off of the fabric before you draw the square.
Now the back. You could use Velcro, zips, buttons etc but we are going to do the popular 'tuck in' method.
Get the other material and lay it nice side down. Measure 38cm along the bottom on the fabric, 30cm up, 38cm across and 30cm down to make a rectangle.
(<.< Sorry if you can't see my lines)
Decide which flap you would like showing on the top. Most cushions have the larger flap on top (must be males!). So the smaller flap should be sewn first; and the larger one second slightly over lapping.. get it now?
Pin the smaller flap to the top-end of the cushion. Leaving the bottom open
Turn back inside out. Take the larger flap and do the same, laying it over the top of the smaller flap. Leave the bottom open again.
There should be a overlap of about 6-8 cm.
Pin in place.
Note: I think I am only demonstraing the edge and point to stop sewing. (But I could be pointing to any number of things..).