Sewing Cushion Covers

3 types of cushion covers:

1. Non-removable — sew the cushion into the cover.
2. Envelope Style (Pillow case style)
3. Insert a zip into the side or back.

Fabric — apart from Spotlight and Lincraft which I’ve found really busy instore, some great online stores for fabric in Victoria are:
Supercheap fabrics, Darn cheap fabrics and Ikea does some great fabric that you can purchase online too. You can literally use any fabric you like, from quilting cottons, knits even heavy furnishing fabrics. I’ve lots left over from other projects, or you could cut up old jeans or felt a jumper in the washing machine. The options are endless.

I’ve put a few ideas on our pinterest page, but some ideas are:

— Adding embellishments – beads, embroidery, pompoms, trim
— Fabric paint or fabric textas
— Applique or patchwork. You can use quilt basting spray or vliesofix, which is a double-sided iron on bond which is sold by the meter at fabric stores.
— Add piping, frills or fringe to the seams.
— Even design you own fabric online at sites such as or overseas at


Instructions for sewing cushions

In our absolute beginners sewing class we made a draw string bag – this idea could also be a cushion cover. We also learnt how to insert a zip. If you would like the instructions to how to insert a zip, please send an email to and I’ll send them to you.

I’ll put my cushion refashions up on our Instagram @metroartdept & @sew_metroartdept and would love to see yours too.

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