How To Make Cushion Covers – Easy Making Method

If you want to recover your old cushion with brand new cushion cover or want to add a brand new refresh cushion to your old seat then the best thing to refresh the décor of the room is making a cushion cover. It is inexpensive as well as convenient.

In addition to that, you can select the fabric you want and at the same time, you can make it in your own way.

There are a lot of people out there who think that making a cushion cover is so tough. But let me tell you that if you think it then you are completely wrong. It is so simple to do that even if you are doing it for the first time, you can do it. What you need to do is to read the article very carefully and follow the steps. If you do not read it carefully, you might some important steps which you think silly.

In this article, I am going to tell you how you can make a cushion cover for your old cushion or brand new seat cushion. So without further talk, let’s get started.

The Things You Will Need First

  • Fabric– The first thing you will need is fabric. Take what type of fabric you like to add to your cushion. Just make sure it is durable and it is comfortable.
  • Paper and pencil– You need a paper for cutting with cushion size. Paper and pencil will help you to make an exact size of the cushion.
  • Scissors– Scissors will need variant times when you cutting paper and you need to cut fabric different size.
  • Needle and thread– Needle and thread will need for sewing and measuring your cushion covers.
  • Cushion Pad– Cushion pad will need for making the perfect size of cushion covers. Cushion pad will determine how the size of cushion pad and how length and wide.
  • Ruler and measuring machine– Ruler and measuring machine will help you to make the perfect and exact size of cushion covers. You will need measuring your cushion pad and cutting cloth perfectly.
  • A sewing machine– Sewing machine will need for the variant task there. You can use a cheap sewing machine for doing this task.
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How to Make a Cushion Cover

Well, now let’s check out the steps you will need to follow in order to make a cushion cover. Here we go.

First Step:
The first thing you will need to do is to cut paper the same size as the cushion pad. Then cut two more papers as well. The first one should be the same in the height and half of the height. The second one should be the same in width and minimum of three-quarters of the height. In this step, I am giving you a tip that you should not add an additional 1cm for seam allowance. A lot of people do it. But if your cover will the same size of your cushion, it will appear plumper.

Second Step:
Now choose your fabric and wash it. After drying the fabric, you need to iron it before cutting. The reason is that a piece of wrinkled fabric will make a slightly different size cover. So do it.

Third Step:
Now have a look at the fabric’s pattern and then choose a part you would like for the cushion front. Next, lay the cut paper, the first one, on the top and pin the paper to the fabric in all of the corners as well as edges. Then cut it around carefully and perfectly. Hem the long edge of each fabric piece. Lay your fabric right side down, then fold one of the long edges over five millimeters. Now iron in order to secure the fold and then fold it five millimeters again. Backstitch two millimeter from that edge.

Fourth Step:
Lay your front piece on the flat surface. In this time, the right side should be facing up. Then stack your smallest one of the back pieces on the top. The right side should be facing down. Now, line up your un-hemmed long edges along with the first piece’s edge.

Fifth Step:
The next thing you will need to do is to add the 3rd piece and the right side should be down. Then line up your unhemmed long edge along with the bottom edge of the first piece.

Six Step:
Use the backstitch around the cover, ten millimeters from the edge. One tip here, you should use a pencil or fabric marker so that you can keep the stitching line straight.

Seven Step:
Once you are done doing this, turn the entire thing inside out by using the slit at back. If you find out everything tidy and neat, turn out the cover back inside once again. Snip off all the corners 2 millimeters from the stitches.

Final Step:
Now, you have to turn back the cushion cover for the last time the right way around. By using a chopstick or pencil, you have to push out all the corners into an exactly 90-degree angle. Stuff your cushion pad inside the cover and you are done. Congratulation for making your first cushion cover.

Additional tips

When you will stitch the cover, it will always be a good decision to use a sewing machine instead of using your hand. This will increase the durability. I am saying that because I guess you are not an expert in sewing. So use a sewing machine.

Also, if you want to make a cushion cover for your cushion that is not square or rectangle then what you need to do is to simply cut the paper around the cushion perimeter and you should follow the rest of the things as I said.


What do you think now? Is it too tough? I guess, not at all. It is as simple as making a cup of tea. The difference is making tea takes a small time where it can take you a long time. It is easy and you can add some design if you want. So what are you waiting for?

If you need a cushion cover, simply do it by following the steps I have mentioned above. I hope you can do it easily. If you can, thanks to me later.

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