I had this beautiful Laura Ashely fabric lying around for some time and while I loved its beautiful print so much I wasn't sure what to make from it.
Until one day I realised just how ugly my old cushions were, lying there on the sofa served no decorating purpose whatsoever! It was time for a simple makeover!^_^
Cushion cover tutorial:
This is a very easy tutorial with an envelope closure.
My pillow inserts measure 15'' x 15 '', pillow covers should always be slightly smaller than the insert, this keeps the covers taut.
I am making mine 14'' x 14'' and that is going to be the front. Back will consists from 2 pieces.
(including seam allowance of 0.8'' for the sides and 1.2'' for back hems)
Front- 15.7'' x 15.7''
Back *A- 15.7'' x 13'' and *B 15.7'' x 9.5''
Iron fabrics, double fold back hems (1.2''), press and stitch along as seen in the picture.
Now pin all the pieces together with back hems overlapping as seen in the picture:
Stitch all around. Now if you have an overlocker you can overlock the endges, you can also zigzag stitch them.
Or fold the excess seam in neatly, like this:
Press and stitch closer to the outer edge making sure to sew all the layers of the fabric.
And this is the inside of your cover! Hurray!^_^
And here is the cover, back view.
I made three cushion covers in the same fabric and since I had just enough Clarke & Clarke stripe fabric I also made a small cover for a long cushion .
Oh how beautiful!
And wasn't that an easy sewing project? ^_^