Cushions are something we all buy, and are often charged over the odds for. Making your own cushion covers gives you the ability to choose your own fabric, ensure quality and save money.
When making your own cushions, your first job is to find some good quality fabric. I came across a great supplier called The Great British Curtain Co who had a huge selection to choose from. I chose some Ashley Wilde fabric in Aqua and raffata heather, 1m of each.
The next thing you’ll need is a feather inner cushion. You can buy these from Dunelm Mill. I always buy feather as it keeps the cushion looking full and doesn’t go flat.
For an 18″x 18″ cushion, I would recommend buying a 20″ x 20″ feather inner cushion. You might think this sounds strange, but it just ensures the cushion is plump and the cover doesn’t sag.
So now you have your fabric and your feather inner cushion, it’s time to start making your cushion.
Measure 20″ x 20″ and mark a line where you need to cut.
Once you have cut to size, place your inner cushion in the middle and wrap the fabric around to create an envelope cushion cover. Remember if your fabric has a print, it will need to be wrapped inside out.
Next you need to create about and inch hem at each end, by folding and pinning.
Once you have pinned, grab your inner cushion and wrap the fabric around again just to check the measurements.
It should measure 18″ across this time.
Please do check out The Great British Curtain Co, not only do they have a huge array of fabric to choose from but as you may have guessed from their name, they also make curtains including;
- Made to measure curtains
- Made to measure blinds
- Grey curtains
- Velvet curtains
- Childrens curtains
- Yellow curtains
- Blackout curtains
You can find their website here.
Or visit them on Facebook here.
You can also enjoy 25% off all products from The Great British Curtain Co with code HomeS25.
I hope I have inspired you to try and make some cushion covers of your own.
Thanks for reading.