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Simple Cushion Cover

This is a really simple tutorial to make a gorgeous cushion cover using our Floral Sketches Collection. This make is perfect to vamp up any room!

What you will need:

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Sewing machine

  • Cushion

  • The Craft Cotton Company's Larger Rose and Silver Sprig cotton prints

First, cut out your fabrics:

Measure the length of your cushion cover and x2. Then plus 10cm for the overlap.

Measure the width of your cushion cover and +4cm for seam allowance (to accommodate 2cm seam allowance on both sides)

Take your measurements and cut out x1 main fabric piece and x1 lining piece.

Next, sew your fabrics together:

Place fabrics rights sides (r/s) together and sew using a 1cm seam allowance. Leave a 15cm gap at one of the top edges to turn through.

Trim your seam allowance down to 0.5cm. Turn through fabrics to r/s and push out the corners with a blunt object. Press your seams to ensure that they lie nice and neat.

Turn the remaining seam allowance through on the unfinished edge and press in place. Using an edge stitch, close the seam and carry on sewing across the top.

Finally, make the envelope:

Place the panel flat with the main fabric facing upwards, find the centre of the panel.

Take half of the measurement of your cushion cover and measure out each way from the centre, put a pin to mark the measurement. This will mark your fold lines for the overlap.

Fold in both sides making sure that the edge stitched edge is on the top.

Sew up both edges using a 1cm seam allowance.

Turn through and now you have your finished cushion cover!

© by Victoria Louise for The Craft Cotton Company 2016

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