As everyone knows, changing your cushion covers can help to cheaply transform a room, and you can keep the costs down even more if you can make your own.
I've been asked many times how I make my own cushion covers... so here goes a tutorial!
Step 1 (Above): Lay your cushion over your material and cut around it. Allow a bit for the seam. It's a bit rough I know, but it always seems to work! Once you've got your first square or rectangle, lay it over more material and cut it out the same, except for one side - leave it a bit longer. Put the right sides together and your material should look like the picture above.
Step 2 (Above): Cut the longer bit of material in two - it doesn't really matter where along it you make your cut. Just sort of try and make it so one piece is 2/3rds and the other is 1/3rd. Don't worry too much though it will still work out. Lay out the two bits over the first square or rectangle. Make sure they overlap and end up being the same shape as the first square. Keep the right sides together.
Step 3 (Above): This photo is the wrong orientation sorry! Anyway, what you need to do is to fold back the edges of both bits of material (the ones you just cut up). The photo below shows this step a bit better.
Step 4 (Below): Separately sew the two edges that you just folded back.
Step 5 (Below): Pin your cushion right around and then sew the square or rectangle.
(Below) This is how the overlap bits should look (wrong orientation again sorry!)
Step 6 (Below): Trim the corners and the sides if necessary. I usually have to because my measuring and sewing are pretty rough!
(Below) This is how your cushion cover should look now.
(Below) ... and this is how your cushion cover should look once you've turned it the right side out. This photo is of the back of the cushion.
Good luck with your sewing!