How To Make A Cushion Cover
With money being tight, and decorative items costing so much, wouldn't it be nice to be able to make your own cushion covers? Watch this short video and learn how to do just that.
How to make a cushion cover. Cushions are very decorative in a room. There are loads of styles.
You can make a cushion cover, virtually out of anything. However, it's a good idea to remember that cushions are sat on, they're used, and to make them look good for a certain length or a decent length of time, you want to use a fairly nice fabric. Curtain fabric's brilliant, velvet's absolutely excellent, any upholstery fabric will do very nicely.
So, I'm going to show you how to make a very simple cushion cover with a zip in it. And, we've already cut out, a 16 inch cushion cover, which you would want to put an 18 inch cushion pad in. It's a good idea to put a bigger pad in, so that it keeps its shape for longer.
And, the first thing you do is, with the salvage edge, on the edge flat, so that you can stitch a zip, into that edge. Here is a cushion where I have done exactly that. I have stitched one into this cushion cover and that was the first thing I did when I made it.
So, once we've got the zipped side in, we then stitch the other side on top of it and we put the two right sides together. Make sure the corners are in the right place. Pin them together on the corners and you'll have to use a piping for it here because you've got the other side of the zip to contend with.
So, you'll stitch along the other side of the zip, and then all the way around the other three sides, leaving the end of the zip open. You then click the end of the zip in, which can be a bit fiddly. Make sure the left hand tooth on the zip is the one that's the highest, and that normally makes the runner click in very quickly.
And then, you click that in, and then you actually open the cushion up, to be able to turn it into its right side mode. And then, you can actually double stitch the edge and give it a nice edging. If you're going to put a piping in, you actually stitch the piping into the seam, before you stitch it all together.
And that is how you make a plain cushion cover. .