A few weeks ago a friend asked me a question about the best way to sew an old cushion cover. She had seen recently purchased replacement cushions for her couch and wanted to repurpose the old ones into floor cushions for her basement.
Initially, I was a bit nervous since she clearly did not know that I am new the whole world of sewing. (She had seen my dining chair covers, and thought I could help layout the fabric design.) But after looking over her sketch, I thought it was a simple geometric cut and sewing project that I could handle.
She purchased all the materials to make the project, and so I began on my journey to learn how to recover a cushion.
After thinking about the design of the fabric, I decided to cut the fabric in half and try to sew it with one cut.
First, I cut the nub off.
Wrapping the fabric around the cushion…
I formed a triangle shape and pinned the fabric together.
Okay, so it’s not a “true” one cut since I removed the excess fabric.
Here’s where things got a bit tricky. I wasn’t sure what the best way to enclose the cushion since my friend wanted the cover to removable but held together with velcro.
I ended up making a triangular cut to give it a little more cover.
Here’s where the velcro magic comes in.
Here’s a close up of the seam line. It makes a nice smooth line, doesn’t it?
Here’s the other side…
Voila! Project complete!
And the best part of it all, the fabric matches! The cut could not have been more perfect! Well, the best part was seeing the look on my friend’s face when she saw the final product. I was a complete wreck wanting to make it perfect for her, and I am so glad that she loved it. I am sure her kids will love to rest and read on those comfy floor cushions.
So before you think about donating or getting rid of your old cushions, think about upcycling them for another space.
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From my hometown to yours,