The most searched for items on our site relate to making cushion covers, so we thought we’d pull it all together for you here in a simple summary so you can find the right page, whatever your cushion-making needs.
Making designer cushions from remnants – ‘how to’ video
Julia Palmer shows how you can have sexy, sumptuous and totally unique designer cushions without paying designer prices.
She demonstrates how to mix fabrics, add trims and inject a bit of sparkle and imagination to create a very unusual and sophisticated effect. Plus you can download her easy to follow cushion template.
How to make cushion covers – the basics
Hilary, our own Queen of Cushions (some of hers are pictured on the right) gives a step-by-step photo guide to making simple cushions – no zips or fasteners – just a nice easy-to-sewn square or rectangle.
Hilary lists everything you’ll need and throws in her top tips
How to add piping to a cushion cover
Adding a piped edge gives a really professional but can sometimes seem quite daunting for a beginner.
Fear not! Hilary shows you how in a step-by-step photo guide: the right sort of cord to use, how much you’ll need, how to make the casing and how to insert into the cushion, as well as how to avoid shrinkage.
How to make envelope-style cushion covers
Guest writer Maryom shares her guide to making a simple envelope- style cushion cover, using recycled fabric.
The advantage of these covers (as well as being easy to make) is that you can slip them off for washing or dry cleaning without having to sew them on again – and without the cost and fiddliness of inserting a zipper.
Our members share their cushion-making tips and experiences
Sara writes about being inspired by seeing the cushion her 13 year old daughter made at school. Read her beginner’s guide
Gabrielle gave her first attempt as a gift. Well, it was a very impressive monogrammed effort – all done with buttons. Have a look
Want to shre your cushion-making tips? Post a photo on ourFacebook Page. Tell us how you did it and spread the inspiration.
Looking for lovely fabrics? Take a peek in our online shop
We have some gorgeous fabrics and you can buy by the quarter – so they’re perfect for cushions.
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