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.

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

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