Archive | July, 2017

Envelope cushion covers

24 Jul

I lovelovelove this fabric. It’s by RoseandHubble fabrics (available here, although I got it from London’s Goldhawk Road)

I havent sewn in a while but I boughtnew pillows and didn’t want to bin the old ones (they’re not as firm as I need but still in good condition!) 

Since I have been struggling to find cushions for my sofa, I decided to’upcycle’ the pillows! 

I cut them in half with scissors, rearranged the stuffing to be centred/ thicker at the new ‘middles’, and used a zigzag stitch to close up the edges. 

I then :

  • Cut 1m of fabric into three strips (about 14″ by 42″)
  • On the short fabric edges, folded over 1cm twice, using an iron, then stitched it closed with a straight stitch
  • Folded it over the pillow to measure how much the fabric should overlap for the cover to fit the pillow – about 4″
  • Finish with French seams: Trimmed the long edges using the rotary cutter to keep it neat, and pinned them with right sides out. Use edge stitching on the two long edges, then turn the cushion cover inside out, iron the seams, and close the long edges with another line of stitching each.

I’m very happy with them!! It was fun getting back to sewing :-)

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