DIY Cushion Cover

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Today I want to share with you this is my simple way to create quick and easy cushion covers, that litterly takes minuets to do!
If you ever feel like your décor needs a new lease of life, one of the easiest and simplest ways to brighten something up is to change your pillows, but rather than spending a fortune and being over run with old cushions and pillows the best and most practical option is to recover old cushions. So if you feel that your décor needs sprucing up, try this! The best part is the covers are totally removable so try can easily be replaced or washed! Once you get the hang of this process you will want to recover every cushion and pillow in your house!!

You will need:
1 pillow or pillow form
Tape Measure
Sewing Machine
Step One: Begin by measuring the width and length of your pillow. Add about a half inch to that measurement for seam allowances.

Step Two: Cut out a square using that measurement. That will be your pillow front. (As a reference, my pillow was 17″x17″ so I cut out an 17.5″ square. All measurements in parenthesis will be the ones I am using. Adjust accordingly for your pillow form.)

Step Three: Lay your front piece aside.

Step Four: Cut another piece of fabric the same width as the front (17.5″) and add 4″ to that for the height. (17.5″x21.5″). THEN cut that piece in half. You will end up with 2 rectangles that are the width of your pillow (17.5″) and shorter in height (10.75″)
 Step Five: Fold over the centre edges of your two back pieces 1/4″. Press. Fold one more time and stitch the hem.

Step Six: Here they are laying on top of the front piece. Right sides together.
Step Seven: With right sides facing, lay the two back pieces on top of the front piece, matching outer edges. The two back pieces will overlap.

Step Eight: Pin and stitch all 4 side seams using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Clip corners and turn right side out.
Your pillow envelope is done! It really is as simple as that!

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