Envelope Cushion Cover from One Piece of Fabric – Easiest Cushion Cover Ever

This is the easiest cushion cover you will ever make, trust me.  I ran these three up in no time at all.

easy envelope cushion cover tutorial

***Scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the full video tutorial***

What You Need
This will fit a 14″ cushion insert

  • 1 piece of fabric measuring 14½” x 36″

envelope cushion cover tutorial

Method

  • Lay the fabric down and draw a ¼” line from the edge of each of the short edges. Use a Frixion pen or water erasable pen. (DO NOT USE a BallPoint Pen). You can eyeball the ¼” if you wish, I personally prefer to draw a line so I know it’s straight.
  • Add a 1″ line from the ¼” line.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Fold the fabric along the ¼” line that you have drawn and press.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Then fold over the 1″ line and press.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Sew about and 1/8th of an inch along the top edge and also along the edge of the  1″ fold.
  • Do this for both ends.
  • This gives a nice neat finish to our turn ups on the cushion back

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Fold the material in half.  Finger press or give the folded material a quick press just to give you a centre line crease to work with.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • The fabric should be facing right side up.
  • Lay the centre crease line along a line on your mat, any line will do. I used the 16″ mark.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Bring up one of the ends and lay it, right side facing down, so that the folded edge overlaps the creased centre line by 4″.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Since mine is lined up on the 16″ mark, I will bring my fabric edge over to the 12″ mark.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Bring up the other end and lay it so that it overlaps the other end and the middle line by 4″ .
  • Watch the video below if this part seems a little confusing.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Sew both sides together with a ¼” seam. Back stitch at the beginning and the end of each row.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • You are now ready to turn the cushion cover through.

envelope cushion cover tutorial

  • Just insert your 14″ cushion and you are done.

envelope cushion tutorial

See I told you it was the easiest cushion cover you were ever going to make.

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ScanNCut Canvas Tutorial – How to Make a 3D Banner

ScannCut Tutorial 3d Banner

3D Banners can be used in so many of your scrapbooking and card making projects. They are so quick and easy to make using the ScanNCut Canvas software.

In the video below, we take you through the process of creating the 3D banner template in ScanNCut Canvas. Once the template is created, you can use it again and again for all sorts of different occasions. You can resize the banners, make them narrower or wider, shorter or longer, whatever size suits your purpose. And you can dress them up with embellishments to make them unique.

What You Will Need

  • Card Stock
  • Embellishments of your choosing

You can access ScanNCut Canvas here.

***Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions***

Readers Project: Barbara’s Quilts for Friends & Family

Note from Alanda Craft: You may remember Barbara’s Nautical Themed Quilt that she made back in August, well Barbara has really gotten into the swing of things since making her first quilt. Here are some of the latest quilts that she has made and I think they are just lovely. I love Kaffe Fasset  fabrics, the colours are so bright and cheerful. And those  Riley Blake animal fabrics are so cute. Your family and friends are so lucky Barbara, your quilts look great. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us.

Here is what Barbara has to say:

Here’s the latest on my sewing.

  1. I’m getting a LOT better.
  2. Still struggling with the bindings, though.
  3. Learned about being able to choose fabric and piece it together instead of having to just use the very limited 108″ ones in the stores.
  4. Finished a yellow/gold/orange/tan one for a friend and made a smaller/lap sized for me.
  5. Same for a green/blue/teal one.  Both were different patterns.
  6. Did a fall theme with sunflower, greens, yellows, etc.  Made a lap size for me out of scraps.
  7. Did a red and white baseball one for my sister.  She lives and breathes baseball in spring. No left overs for me.
  8. Did a purple and white for a friend.  No left overs for me, here, either.
  9. Discovered Kaffe Fasset and bought a jelly roll and a pack of 10 in squares.  I learned about jelly roll races the ladies (and men) who have workshops like to do.  Today I’m working on one in that style.  This will be for a friend up in Salt Lake City.  It’s the Island Collective and so far, it’s coming out perfectly.   I got some 108 inch backing in a Hawaiian theme.
  10.  I finally did the yellow/black and white one and tried a new pattern.  It’s over a the shop now.  Margie is having knee replacement surgery on the 10th and the nice woman said she would have it ready for me next Thur.  Then I have to bind it.  It takes me a half a day to do that part.
  11. She and her whole family are cat people.  (all of my friends are).  I found this really cute Blake Riley group and will make one for one grand daughter.  I also found this adorable sheep fabric but it has just 2 companion pieces so I need to get a few more. I’ll make one for the other grand daughter who loves all animals.
  12. I finally  finished the cream and Caribbean blue one for a friend in FL.  I used a blue binding for that one.
  • This is for Margie.  She’s REALLY tall so I made it longer.  I like what I did with the border.  This was before I trimmed it and took it to the shop.  I know the center pieces are staggered – I did that because I can’t seem to make them perfect.  (Except for the left over ones I make for me.  THOSE are perfect.  Go figure)

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  • This is my pile of Kaffe Fasset strips.  I have to make 6 parts using these with 7 strips each.  I have 4 done and really like the way they’re turning out.

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  • The 10 inch squares.

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  • The backing I found.

  • Sheep for Mika.  I know I can get some matching green and pink someplace.

  • Next three are from  the left over scraps.  See what I mean about making nearly perfect rows when it’s just for me?  Grrrr

The Last Minute Table Runner Tutorial (Using just one piece of fabric!)

Need a table runner? Do you need it right now? Well this is the tutorial for you. This is super quick and easy to make and involves just one piece of fabric. Perfect for that special occasion like Christmas, Halloween or Thanksgiving.

last minute table runner tutorial - quick and easy

To make this table runner you’ll need just one piece of fabric. We recommend a sturdier type of fabric, something like you would find in the furnishing section of your fabric store. Having said that however, we did successfully make one of these using quilting fabric, it’s just not going to be as sturdy, but hey, this is a last minute table runner and it will still look great on your table top.

How to Work Out the Fabric Size for your Table Runner

To work out what size that piece of fabric needs to be cut at, work out how wide and long you want the table runner to be. For example, in the video tutorial, we chose 15″ as the width and we decided to go with a length that pretty much measured the width of the fabric which was around 63″. So  we settled on a finished size of 15″ x 60″.

Once we have the measurements, we need to multiply the width by 2″ and add 1″ for the seam allowance.  For the length we just need to add a 1″.


Example 1:

Here are our calculations for a finished 15″ x 60″ table runner.

For the width – (15″ x 2) + 1″ = 31″

For the length – (60″ + 1″) = 61″

So now we need to cut our piece of fabric at 31″ x 61″.


Example 2:

Here’s another example for a 16″ x 40″ table runner

For the width – (16″ x 2) + 1″ = 33″

For the length – (40″ + 1″) = 41″

So we need to cut our piece of fabric at 33″ x 41″


  • Once your piece of fabric is cut, fold it in half with right sides together and sew along the long edge with a half inch seam.

last minute table runner tutorial

last minute table runner tutorial

  • Move the seam to the middle of the fabric tube and iron it open.

last minute table runner tutorial

  • If like us, your selvedges are still attached, now is the time to trim them off.

last minute table runner tutorial

  • Centre the open seam in the middle of the fabric. Just line it up your mat to find the half way mark or you can eyeball if you wish. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Pin and sew the edge with a half inch seam.

last minute table runner tutorial

  • Repeat the process for the opposite end but leave an opening of about 4″ to enable you to turn the table runner through.

last minute table runner tutorial

  • You can see how the opening will look in the image below.

last minute table runner tutorial

  • Clip each of the 4 corners taking care not to cut through the stitches. This will provide for sharper corners when you turn the table runner through.

last minute table runner tutorial

  • Reach into the opening and pull the fabric through.

last minute table runner

  • Iron the table runner.
  • Top stitch around the entire edge of the table runner with a quarter inch seam. This will seal the opening.
  • Top stitch a second stitch approx 1 ½” inches from the edge.
  • You can use decorative stitches if you prefer.

last minute table runner tutorial

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Brother Scan N Cut Tutorial: Corner Pop-Up Card Using ScanNCut Canvas

pop-up corner card tutorial using scanncut canvas

With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the time to start creating and with this tutorial, you will be able to make a cute little corner pop-up card that you can embellish in so many different ways to make it unique to you.

In the video below, we take you through the process of creating the card template using ScanNCut Canvas and it’s actually pretty easy. Once the template is created, you can use it again and again for all sorts of different occasions.

What You Will Need

  • Card Stock
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Glue
  • Embellishments of your choosing
  • Ribbon (optional)

You can access ScanNCut Canvas here.

corner pop up card scan n cut canvas

corner pop up card scan n cut canvas

corner pop up card scan n cut canvas

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