Cushion covers are a fantastic first-time project for new sewers. There’s no need to worry about installing a zip, as these cushion covers are designed in an envelope style to make them super easy and practical.

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You can use any fabric you’d like, and any size of cushion, to create a look that’s totally unique, and on-trend. In fact, cushions have even been described as interior designers’ secret weapons by British Vogue.

You will need:

A square cushion pad
Fabric of your choice
Sewing machine
Tape measure


First up, you’ll want to wash your fabric. This stops it shrinking when you wash the cushion cover again.

Put your cushion pad onto your fabric and draw a line 2 inches wider than the edges. Cut.

Cut out a rectangle that’s half the width of the square you’ve just made. Then, snip another rectangle but, this time, make it two-thirds of the width of the square piece of fabric. These rectangles will form the ‘envelope’ for the back of the cushion cover.

To guarantee neat edges, fold one of the edges (that is the same width as the square) on each rectangle and sew with a straight stitch.

Place both rectangles on top of the square (with the right sides together). Pin all the way around.

Sew all four sides together. Then, snip the corners to make them neat.

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Turn the cover the right way and use a pencil to poke out the corners.

Insert the cushion pad, and voila!

If you’re looking for another crafting project to get your teeth into, you could pair your cushion with a blanket made using one of the knitting kits from a specialist such as

Now that you’ve made one cushion, you can use this pattern again and again. Happy crafting.

By ZsuNC

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