DIY – Quick Cushion Cover

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Hi Friends, here’s a quick post today, I have been busy between watching the TTAC video series (which I love) and working on a couple of projects for upcoming posts…never enough hours in a day. At Easter when I was splashing the color green around the inside of the house, I also added a little Spring green to the front porch by covering the bench cushion. Honestly, it took me maybe 30 minutes using new fabric and the old cushion batting I keep recycling season-to-season.

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A Quick & Easy Cushion Cover sometimes is just the little touch that is needed to add pizzazz to a space. Sometimes it is easy to become blind to faded worn cushions on outdoor furniture and here where it gets so hot, outdoor fabrics take a real beating! With each new season, I pull out a remnant of fabric (from the closet) to give my cushions a freshening up. When I am shopping at the fabric store I always cruise through the clearance section looking out for good deals on end of bolt fabrics for projects.

Years ago I would purchase bench cushions only to have to replace them within a year or two. I decided that was an expensive waste, so I began to sew a new cover for the old cushion, instead of replacing. Then one day it hit me, probably because I do NOT like sewing machine projects…I could just wrap and pin the fabric over a soft cushioned filling – brilliant! At first I used a rectangle foam pad covered in batting, now I skip the foam and just use batting to make the pad. So fast, little to no-cost, and NO-Sewing involved.

I have perfected that lazy-girl technique. I buy a long piece of thick batting and cut it to the length of the bench. I use white craft glue between layers to keep the batting from shifting around as I fold it over multiple times, then use long pins down the backside (making sure pins face outward.) Below are the few steps I use to cover the batting with fabric. Any fabric works as long as it is enough to wrap around the batting with an overlap. In cool-weather months, I sometimes buy a cheap throw blanket or a yard & half of polar fleece fabric to use, because both need NO prep, just wrap and pin. I like easy! So there you go. Look around the house for some fabric or a throw blanket to make a quick & easy cushion cover to spruce up a chair or bench for Spring.

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Cut batting to length, fold over to add thickness, pin.

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Test length of fabric. Trim so there is enough to turn under raw edges 1/2″ and enough to overlap to pin backside.

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Fold over raw edge and fuse using no-sew fusible tape.

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Iron out wrinkles, lay fabric out, top with cushion, fold over the fabric so it overlaps to pin.

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Place pins with the sharp point under the fabric seam so it doesn’t catch on furniture., but not pushing through the batting ; (

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If fabric is too short to flow over the sides of seat, it can be folded and tucked under. No pins necessary.

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2 thoughts on “DIY – Quick Cushion Cover

  1. Thanks Philicia. Are you watching the video series? I thought of you & your hubs when I was deciding whether or not to put it on my blog. Really good info.

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