No sew cushion covers

No sew cushion cover

This month I did something I’ve never done before – I purchased fabric. I’ve never been a particularly crafty person but we needed fabric for another project and had brought more than we needed (in part due to my love of this particular pattern). Inspired by several online no-sew tutorials I decided to have an attempt myself.

The fabric I created my cushions was purchased from Ikea, and is the Rosmarie fabric in the white/grey combination.

No sew cushion cover

1. To begin with I cut 2 rectangles, measuring 60 cm x 30 cm. I used a pencil to draw straight(ish) lines on the reverse of the fabric. Since the edges were going to be inside the cover the cuts didn’t need to be particularly neat.

No sew cushion cover

No sew cushion cover

In hindsight I would have made the rectangles a little bigger but we were restricted on the amount of fabric we had left. The small size also works quite well with the other cushions on our bed. I cut out the strips of magic web at the same time (only 3 are shown in the photo, but I cut 6 30cm lengths).

No sew cushion

2. Once the rectangle was cut out I ironed it and folded it in half to create a 30cm square. I placed a strip of magic web where the 2 ends met. The picture below doesn’t show this too well – but you can see that it really doesn’t matter how neat your cuts are!

No sew cushion cover

3. We then used magic web to one side of the fabric to create a 3-sided pouch. Luckily we have a LOT of spare cushions in our house so one was sacrificed to provide some stuffing.

No sew cushion covers

4. Once the cushion was suitably stuffed we folded the remaining edges inwards to create a neat edge we also ironed them flat to make it easy to place the final strip of web.

No sew cushions

5. We placed the web along the crease and stuck it down with the iron. As the cushion was stuffed by this point it took a little longer to stick, but once it was all glued together it looked and felt pretty strong.

No sew cushion cover

And this is what our little cushions look like, side by side, on our bed. They are definitely small but with the other 2 larger ones they make quite a cute stack!

No sew cushion cover

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