DIY No Sew Cushions
My living and dining room is finally coming together, but there are a few things that still need to be done. One of the things on the list is my couch...well the cushions on my couch. As you can tell, my colour scheme is black, white, and gold, with a hint of silver. The green cushions just were not working.
With the black and white fabric left over from wrapping my dining chairs, I made two small cushions. My mother makes drapery so I had the basic idea down, but I had never made a cushion without a sewing machine. It was easier than I thought!
- Measure and cut the front part of the cushion covers to the size of your cushion. Make sure to add an extra inch to the length and width (Lesson I learned after my first attempt.)
- For the back of the cushion covers, add an extra inch to the width and an extra 10 inches to the length. Once you have measured and cut these out, you are going to cut the back pieces in half. So if your front piece is 20" x 20", the back should be width 20", length 30", and when you cut the back pieces, you should have two 20" x 15" pieces.
- Place the front piece right side up on your ironing board. Lay one of the two back pieces on top so that both right sides of the fabric are facing each other, and the width lines up. On the part of the back piece that falls in the middle, fold and use your iron to create a seam. Place the other back piece on the other end of the cushion cover and create another seam in the middle. The back pieces will overlap, creating your opening for your cushion.
- I picked up a roll of No Sew Easy Hem from Home Hardware for $5.41. I placed the hemming tape in between my front and back pieces and ironed the seams to seal the cushion covers.
- I let the fabric cool down and flipped them inside out.
- Put your cushions into the covers and enjoy!
The black and white geometric cushion covers I found for $5.00 each in the clearance section at H&M Home. (#FrugalTip : Never be afraid of the clearance section, it usually is the messiest, but be brave! It often holds gems ready to be uncovered.) The white fluffy ones were from Amazon.
Until next time,