Cushion covers are items that you can use on your furniture in order to protect them from stains and wear and tear. These cushion covers are very useful if you have kids and pets at home. They are also a great way to change the look of your cushions. All you have to do is to purchase some covers in the fabric or design that you want and you can easily change the way your cushion looks. It may be hard for you to purchase the right size of cushion covers if you don’t have the standard couch cushion size. What you can do is to make your own cushion covers.
Here are the simple steps on how you can make your own cushion covers:
1. Materials for the cushion covers. Some of the items that you will need for the cushion covers are:
- Fabric of your choice
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
Choose a fabric that will be easy for you to sew, especially if you are a beginner. Some of the fabrics that are easy to maintain are synthetic fibers and microfibers. Look for a design that compliments that of your house.
2. Measure your couch. The next step is to measure your couch. Get the measurements of the width and the height. Take not of your measurement and add another four inches allowance so that you can make the slip cover fitted over the cushion.
3. Transfer measurements. When you are ready with the measurements, you can now transfer them to the fabric. Lay down your fabric on a flat surface. It is best to work on a large table so that you can transfer the measurements properly. You can use a fabric pencil for this. Make sure that all the pieces that you need for the cushion covers fit the fabric that you bought. Cut out the fabric pieces.
4. Sew the pieces together. Stick together the front and the backside of the covers and sew them inside out. Sew only three sides of the cushion covers. Leave the last one open so that you can insert the cushion there. Sew on the Velcro on the sides that you left open so that you can seal the cushion cover when you insert the cushion. It is advisable that you try to fit in the couch inside the couch cover so that you can more or less see if it fits your cushion well.
These are the simple steps on how you can make your own couch cushion covers for your couches. You can make different colored cushion covers so that you can easily change them whenever you change decorations in your house or if ever you have stains on the covers.
You can also do this project for the pillowcases in your bedroom and also in your living room. This is a great way to redecorate and change the way your house looks without changing the furniture or spending so much money.