Ever wanted to make cushion covers without sewing and you had no idea where to begin? I have a very easy and simple solution for you. Check out the products below and follow along and make your very own cushion covers without sewing. This method is so versatile that it can work for any of your rooms and space. Watch video for step-by-step how-to on making these ottoman cushion covers without sewing.
My two ottomans needed revamping. I have had them for more than 3 years. For all that time I had settled for cushions that were the wrong size and style. Plus my kids were now older, so the colour was wrong as the family room, where the ottomans are held, needed to reflect the kids’ growth.
I’m sharing with you a life hack because I don’t have to sewing this time, as well as this being home decor tip for revamping my space, my family room. To change to cushions with cushion covers that fits right I had to customize them myself. It was quick and easy.
- Pair of scissors
- Ruler or tape measure
My fabric pieces were tow, right side facing. As my cushion inserts are 35 cm wide and the length is 60 cm with a depth of 3 cm, I ensured that there was 10 cm space all around the cushion. My fabric as therefore 55cm by 80cm.
The depth is 3 cm and so to factor in the corner depth I cut off a box at all 4 corners if 7 cm by 7 cm. As we go along, you will see how this is relevant and necessary. Mark them off using the marker pen or tailor’s chalk. Translate this to whatever cushion insert size you have. If in doubt write out a query in the comments section or on any of my social media handles and I will work with you to get the right dimensions for the fabric. You can also use poly-stuffing directly. However, when cleaning the cushion covers, it will be cumbersome to handle.
Cutoff the 7 by 7 cm boxes at the corners through the double layers. Always incorporate enough fabric for the fringe length for making knots. That is where our no sewing comes in. Using a ruler and marker/chalk connect the inside 4 corner tips of the cutout box resulting in a rectangle.
Now mark or eyeball about 2 cm wide fringes. These will be cut from the edge or perimeter towards the line we drew. Do not cross that 7cm width line to allow for the depth of the cushion cover. Cut through the double layers.
Beginning at one corner, hold 2 corresponding pieces and tie a know off, trying to make it neat and pretty. Try keep the design of your knotting the same all around to make it look deliberate and uniform. Make the notes all the way round on 3 sides.
As you get to the corners, you will now see how the cut boxes are allowing for a corner curve and depth. If the fabric starts pulling together seeming taut, losing the dimension, just pull it apart at the knots’ base and it will bounce back.
When you reach the fourth side, place your cushion insert inside right to the corners. You will notice how the corners fit right. If you’re not a fan of the fringes and your fabric is not fraying, the top can now be turned inside so that you have fringes on the inside. If you follow my advice and keep the knowing consistent, the inside will have a lovely seam pattern without fringes.
Finish the knotting on the fourth side and see how the cushion insert fits great. My cushion covers turned out great.
It was quick and easy and as you can see it fits just right without being over the top.
It is versatile enough to make cushion covers without sewing for your sitting room, bedroom, quiet room, a kid’s room or a family room. You can use this style for various cushion covers. Be it for seats, bed, play/kids’/family room poufs, both indoor and outdoor bench. It all depends on your need and fabric type.
I always say the place you look for material to use for DIYs is what you already have. However, if you’re going to the shop to buy some, try get fabric type that doesn’t fray. It will make this style neater and easier
Mine was fraying but it ended up working out great because it’s for an informal family room. It gives it a bohemian look.
If you have been following my DIYs you will notice that in most of them my tends to be shabby-chic, farmhouse or bohemian. Not totally refined like in contemporary style. Contemporary pieces are easier to pick mostly from the shops although you can DIY them as well. I try to be more on the colorful and easy.
If you were following along and made your own please tag me or mention me on your Instagram and share a photo of how it turned out. My social media platforms are in the ribbon above. Please let me know in the comments section what you thought of this blog and if it was as easy as I made it to seem. Catch you on the next blog. You can sign up for notifications in the GET DY IDEAS area in ribbon above.