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Making a cushion cover-help!

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prolificwillybreeder Mon 12-Sep-11 16:03:08

Right, I am a sewing machine novice and I am making cushion covers.
They need to have that stick on velco I think as I cannot do zips.
Please help me, I have baby brain and need to make something to prove to myself I can still do unrelated baby things.

prolificwillybreeder Mon 12-Sep-11 16:04:06

Do I measure the cushion and add a few inches? Oh Blimey help!

Sn0wGoose Mon 12-Sep-11 16:06:22


florenceuk Mon 12-Sep-11 16:25:52

I have something bookmarked at home on this, I'll post it this pm.

but for now, I'd say make your cushion size plus a seam allowance. Use buttons if you don't want to put in a zip (much easier I think and nicer than velcro). Your machine should have a button hole maker.

prolificwillybreeder Mon 12-Sep-11 17:28:39

Thank you both!
Seam allowance, is there a certain amount I need?
Also button hole maker... I don't even know how to turn the thing on!

jenniepanda Mon 12-Sep-11 20:46:24

Why not do an envelope back, with just 2 overlapping sections - no fastenings needed. I usually measure the pad, then take off an inch to add plumpness. I use seam allowance as the width of my foot (machine foot, not my own grin).
Good luck!

LatteLady Mon 12-Sep-11 21:00:52

I have two tutorials, one with buttons, the other with ribbons/ties... Take a look here, just scroll down the tutorials until you see the cushions.

prolificwillybreeder Mon 12-Sep-11 21:39:18

Thank you so much!

prolificwillybreeder Mon 12-Sep-11 21:46:19

JenniePanda even though I read it as machine foot I now just see a footprint on a cushion!

florenceuk Tue 13-Sep-11 08:25:43

Here is mine sewmama

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