Cushion covers with zips, the easy way

I managed to find an hour to make some new cushion covers, they have zips but they are very easy to make the way my mother taught me.
cushion covers with zips, easyThe photo’s read left to right, top to bottm.

  • Cut 2 squares of fabric the size of your cushion, plus seam allowance. Overlock or zigzag stitch around the edges of each single square to neaten edges.
  • Place the squares together right sides facing , lay on your zip and put a pin in at each end of the zip where the teeth and pull end are. You probably have about 2.5 cm or so at each end of the zip to sew together.
  • Then open out the fabric and fold down the seam allowance and press. This makes putting in the zip much easier.
  • Pin each end of the zip in place.
  • Turn the fabric over to the right side and pin in the zip, check you have caught the tape and fabric by looking at the back of the fabric to see where the pins have caught, then tack if you wish, I was in a hurry so I didn’t bother.
  • Sew in the zip, I like to do both sides in the same direction. Use a zipper foot if you like but I didn’t bother, I used the foot and the edge of the fabric as a guide to keep the sewing straight. ( Sorry the finished zip photo is in the wrong order here)
  • Open the zip, then fold the fabric with right sides together, pin and stitch the other 3 sides.
  • Turn the cushion cover out and poke out the corners using a pin or a knitting needle from the inside.
  • There you have it, finished cushion covers!

Tip: If you want very plump cushions cut the fabric the same size as your cushion pad, (no seam allowance), or put 2 cushions in one cover.

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About eganj1

Obsession making artsm crafts, and all things creative
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One Response to Cushion covers with zips, the easy way

  1. artyshroo says:

    Excellently helpful – thank you! Now I just have to figure out how to use my sewing machine!Sunshine from Shroo:)xx

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