Colour Me cushion cover August 14, 2015 22:18
Make a quick and easy envelope cushion cover with your favourite fabric prints.
What you'll need:
- Fabrics - In this tutorial we are using 18.5" of Michael Miller Colour Me to the moon and back fabric.
- White thread
- Sharp fabric scissors
- Optional sewing machine
Making an envelope cushion cover is quick and easy. You will not need a pattern for this project just measure your cushion and use the same dimensions for your cover so that the it will fit snugly as the cushion squashes over time and add 1" (2.5cm) for seam allowance . In this tutorial we are using an 18"cushion filler so we needed 18.5" of fabric x full width of this fabric which is 45" wide.
Here's how to make it:PRESS the raw edges of the 2 shortest lengths and pin neatly.
SEW these 2 raw edges neatly.
Fold your fabric in 2 length ways and mark the centre point with a NOTCH (snip)
Lay your fabric piece down pattern face up. FOLD one finished edge into the centre to meet the previously made notch mark and pin in place. This will ensure that your envelope finish is centred at the back.
FOLD the other finished edge on top so that the total width is equal to your required cushion size (in this case 18")
SEW the two open sides up using a 1cm seam allowance. And you've finished!
A simple envelope cushion with no wastage.
If you are looking for fabric pens we like these Crayola found on Amazon
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