15 Minute Cushion Cover

This tutorial is a slipcover for a cushion or pillow. This is probably the easiest thing I've ever sewn. It require no fastening such as zips, buttons, buttonholes, snap fasteners, nothing! Just straight line sewing! What's great about this method is that it's quick and easy to make, I've made one in 15 minutes before! It's great because you can whip the cover off and put it into the wash without the hassle of zips or fastenings.

Matching Thread


Measure the height and width of your cushion. Do this with a tape measure, lie the tape measure flat against the cushion so that it is not squashing the cushion but also not loose. Usually, when buying the cushion the size is stated so use this. 

Measurement A) Height of Cushion

Measurement B) Width of Cushion

Cutting your fabric

Cutting the front panel
The dimensions of your front panel will be the same as your cushion, I choose not to add seam allowances because it makes the cushion cover more snug.

Cutting the back panels
You will need two back panels that are both the same size. To determine the size of these panels:
First divide the longest length by 2, then add two inches to this length.

So for example, if you have a cushion 10" x 12" then this is what you would do.

Making your cushion

Now that you have three pieces of fabric cut it's time to put your cushion together. First step is to fold and press under 1/2" on both back panels. Make sure that these edges are the ones that will be overlapping (the inside edges).

Sew both of these folds down, creating a clean edge for both back panels (sew along the blue dotted lines).

Place one of your back panels onto your front panel with right sides together. Make sure that your finished edge is towards the centre.

Now place your second back panel onto your front panel with right sides together. Once again, make sure your finished edge is towards the centre. Both of your back panels will be overlapping.
Sew all the way around edge of the front panel (sew along the red dotted line), connecting the three pieces.
Snip the four corners of your cushion, make sure you don't cut through your stitching, this allows the cushion to have sharp corners and be more square/rectangle.

Turn your cushion right sides out, and you are done! If you have any questions then please comment below and I'll be happy to help you. Remember to connect with me on Twitter!

Goodbye for now!



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