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Make a beautiful cushion cover at home in 4 easy steps

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Quarantine has made me try out a number of new things. So this time I decided to use my sewing machine that hasn’t been touched for ages to give my living room a new look. I looked for methods on how to make a cushion cover and I’m going to share with you the best method I found. This is a DIY to make an envelope cushion cover at home in 4 easy steps.

• All you need is :

Ruler

Set square

Dressmaker’s chalk pencil

Fabric

Iron

Needle

Thread

Sewing Machine

Cushion pad

• Method :

Step 1. Measure your cushion pad (or check size on label) and add 3 centimetres to each measurement to allow for 1.5 centimetres seam allowances. Using a ruler, set square and dressmakers’ chalk pencil, mark out this area on your fabric, once for the cushion front and again, for the back. If you want to centre a pattern or motif, or cut lots of cushion pieces, make a pattern from tracing paper, position on your fabric and draw round. Cut out pieces and iron.

Step 2. Pin the cushion front and back together with right sides facing and tack 1.5 centimetres in from edges round three sides and four corners, leaving a gap on one side. Machine-stitch close to tacking, reversing for a few stitches to secure thread ends. Remove the tacking.

Step 3. On heavier-weight fabrics, such as velvets or any thick fabric, clip across the corners to remove bulk. Alternatively, to give sharp, slightly padded corners on lightweight fabrics, fold the double seam allowance down on both sides, pressing along stitching line, then at top and bottom.

Step 4. Turn cushion cover right side out, press and insert cushion pad. Using a needle and matching thread, slip stitch opening to close. Voila! You just made a lovely cushion cover all by yourself.