5 March 2012

Simple Envelope Cushion Cover Tutorial

I love making cushion covers (or pillow cases) whichever you may call them? They are such a fun and inexpensive way to add some colour to our homes. I sewed up a couple of sweet pillows to match our curtains recently, and took a few photos of the process to share a very simple tutorial with you all. So let's dive right in!
1. Cut: one 18.5" x 18.5" piece (the front panel), and two piece's 18.5" x 14" (the side panels) of your chosen fabric.
2. Fold a 1" edge over on the two smaller pieces of fabric, press.
3. Fold this edge over again by 1", to enclose the raw edges and press.
5. Then sew very close to the edge of this seam, removing pins as you go.
6. Next, sew along the other edge very close to the edge. Repeat this step for the other side panel.
7. Lay your front panel right side up, next lay both side panels on top so they are overlap. Pin in place.
8. Sew all the way around your pillow, with a 1/4" seam allowance. I like to do quite a few reverse stitches where the side panels overlap (so when you yank the insert in and out it stays nice and strong!) Trim the corners to reduce bulk. I also like to finish off mine with a neat, zig zag stitch along the raw edge to neaten it up a bit :) Flip inside out and voila, you're done!
I hope you enjoyed this! Any questions feel free to ask me :) Hope you all had a fun weekend! Jessie, xo

21 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing! Must make me some, that's for sure. :)

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  2. Fab tutorial - going to bookmark it so I can have a go myself sometime x

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  3. I agree. Nothing simpler than changing out pillow covers. Instant gratification!

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  4. I love making cushion covers!! I've made a few already and plan to make some more =D

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  5. Jessie they are so cute!! Love the other ones too :)
    Totally my taste, beautiful!

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  6. Very pretty covers. I'm a first time visitor to you blog - it's so cheery, I love it!

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  7. I love that material, it's one of my favourite Cath ones! Great tutorial too. :)

    S x

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  8. Thanks for sharing! It looks very easy. I love all your home photos, it's so confortable and cute :)

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  9. They are so cute, Jessie! I love sewing cushions like this as well!

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  10. Simple and cute...that's the way I do them to...hate to sew in struggling zippers or secure unsecure buttons.

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  11. they look lovely! that's how i do my pillow backings too. it was smart to do a little tutorial..i think sometimes people think something is more complicated than it really is.

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  12. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  13. I think the pink and white combination is absolutely perfect.You are inspired me to cover some of my couch cushions.You did a great job on your pillow which is colorful. I am sure that it can be bright for house.+

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  14. Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to make a pillowcase like this for my cousin tomorrow. She just had a mastectomy and the pillow cover for her companion pillow is white with the hospital 's name on it. Have fabric bought already. Just made time tonight to really look at your tutorial and I'm ready to begin. The instructions really will help me. Fondly, Kimberly

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  15. Just have to leave a comment when I find a tutorial that I like & bookmark. This is an awesome reference to just refresh my memory before I start a project. I watch a tute, and check myself before I begin. Fabric is just too expensive now to jump the gun and make mistakes. So I appreciate when someone takes the time to share their expertise, and gifts with others so willingly. Thank you. And God bless.

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  16. Hi Jessie, I'm about to embark upon my first cushion cover but with no sewing machine! I think I can use your tutorial (it will just take me longer) but also I am making an oblong cushion (30x50cm) so was wondering how you would amend your instructions for this? Xxx

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  17. This is a great tutorial, and your fabric prints are utterly delicious!!
    http://www.mogulinteriordesigns.com/category/26884565961/1/Cushion-Covers.htm

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  18. Hi.... I loved your blog....thanks a lot for the great tutorial!!! I liked crochet cushion...do you have the pattern? thanks in advance.... greetings from Chile...wwww.elrincondemaruza.blogspot.com

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  19. What size insert would I buy to put inside the cover you give the tutorial here for?
    Thanks,
    Kate

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