Hello DIY slipcover makers! Today I want to share a few good resources for making your own box cushion covers.
I know the thought of measuring, cutting and assembling all of those pieces — top, bottom, boxing panel, welt cord and, ugh, the dreaded zipper panel — stops you in your tracks.
When I made my first boxed cover I felt like it took FOREVER. The corners didn’t line up, boxing pulled and seams puckered. But after following a good tutorial and making a couple of covers I got the hang of it.
Below are my favorite cushion cover video tutorials.
If you’re a visual learner like me I think you will find these super helpful. Practice a bit and have fun! You will be whipping out good fitting covers in no time.
Sailrite’s video tutorial demonstrates how to use existing cushion covers as a pattern to make new covers. It walks you through how-to measure, cut and sew a cover for a T-shape box cushion and a partial box back cushion with cording and zipper opening. Their professional instruction also includes tips for trimming a foam insert, matching a print and adding stuffing to a back cushion.
Follow Peg Baker’s video series for creating a basic box cushion with welt cord and a zipper. If you are a beginner sewer and new to to making a cushion cover I think you will appreciate her easy to follow step-by-step tutorials broken down into 10 videos.
Kim’s Upholstery tutorial is a short video showing how she assembles the pieces for a box cushion. Her speedy method is commonly used in professional workrooms. Great for you advanced sewers who can manage the short cuts.