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Easy cushion covers

Spruce up your lounge by making some funky new cushions

Make your own beautiful cushion covers!

You will need:

  • 115cm patterned fabric in colour of your choice
  • matching sewing thread
  • tape measure scissors
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • size 16 (41cm) cushion insert


  1. Cut a 43cm square of the fabric for the front. For the back, divide the remaining 72cm length of fabric in half into two 36 x 43cm pieces.
  2. Along one of the 43cm edges of each of the two back pieces, press under 1cm, then another 1cm and topstitch.
  3. With front right side up, put one back piece face down with raw edges aligned at top and sides, with the hemmed edge across the centre. Put the remaining back piece face down on top, aligning the raw edges at bottom and sides with the centre edges overlapping.
  4. Pin then sew together on all four sides using 2cm seam allowance. Trim corners, then turn through to the right side and press. Place insert into cushion cover and cover with the back edges overlapping.
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