DIY cusion cover – in 4 steps

I’ve been asked a few times where I get my cushion covers I’ve used for my recent bedroom makeover. Well, I sewed them myself and what looked like a hard and stressful task at the beginning, turned into an easy and fun DIY project.

This is the first time I sew the cushion cover. I had the end result in my head and tried to make is as simple as possible. It would be even simpler if I didn’t need to match the fabric pattern! Hope you will find my tutorial easy and understandable. Any questions, ask me in the comments.

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1. Cutting the fabric for the front of the cushion.

I simply place my old cushion cover on the fabric and added a few centimeters on each side (about 2cm). I made small marks and cut the fabric around the old cover.

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2. Cutting the fabric for the back of the cushion.

I’ve secured the already cut piece on to the fabric to cut the back of the cover.

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Next I cut a smaller piece, also for the back. I folded the two pieces and matched the pattern. It looked something like that.

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The little diagram to show how the three pieces will be sewn together.

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Basically, you will have three pieces of fabric. One for the front and two for the back.

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3. Measuring.

On the reverse of the front piece I measured 50cm leaving 2cm around. I used the piece of cardboard to draw the straight lines.

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4. Sewing.

First, I sewed the folded edges of the two back pieces.

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Then I put all three pieces together and secured them with the pins. I sewed the cover along the lines I drew in step 3.

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Turned the cover to the front side and voilà!

That’s how the back looks like.

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 I hand sewed the trimming.

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I’m so pleased with the result, that I can’t wait to sew more cushions:)

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