Making Sofa Cushion Covers – Sofa cushion covers tend to wear out faster than the rest of the sofa. Children, pets and general wear and tear can cause your sofa cushions to look shabby. However, you do not get rid of the whole couch if only cushion covers are showing their age. If the rest of your sofa looks good, you can change the covers on your sofa cushions to make them look new again.
Remove old sofa cushion covers from the sofa cushions. Fold the new fabric in half, right sides of fabric together. Pin the edges. Place the fabric on a table or other flat surface. Lay the pillow on the fabric. Trace around the outer rim of the bag using a fabric label. Take the pillow from the sofa fabric. Measure and mark add 5/8 inch from the marked line all the way around it. Cut out the fabric on the outer line. Measure the depth of your couch pillow with measure around the outer edge of the sofa cushion. Cut a strip of fabric that is as wide as the depth of your pillow plus 1 and ¼ inches and as long as the measurement around the pillow plus 4 inches. Fold the ends of the strip of fabric under ½ inch twice and iron.
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Pin the edges of the strip of fabric to the edges on the top of your new sofa cushion covers, right sides together. Start putting the middle of the sofa cushion cover peak aligned to the center of the strip. Repeat this for the bottom of the sofa cushion. Sew the bottom edge of the sofa cushion to the strip of fabric on the sewing machine with a 5/8 inch seam allowance. Start on a pin that is ½ inch from the corner and stops at the other. Press all seams open, cutting corners and curves with scissors as needed. Use hook and loop tape or insert the zip opening at the back of the pillow case. Turn the cover right side out. Press seams open from the outside. Place the pad in the lid. Repeat these steps for each sofa cushion.