DIY Cushion Covers is my collection of easy sewing tutorials, foam insert and fiberfill tips, fabric advice and design ideas right here in one place. It’s the ultimate guide for making your own back and seat cushion covers and includes links to everything you need to know!
Over the years I’ve posted a variety of articles about cushion covers to inspire and teach you how to make your own.
Just like an old cushion my older blog posts needed a refresh! So I updated my collection of my favorite tips, tutorials and fabric resources and put together one big list for you here.
How To Make a Cushion Cover
Easy, step-by-step instructions for making box cushion covers. Learn how to create a zipper placket, boxing panel and assemble the cover. Great for beginners as well as for more advanced slipcover makers.
- Slipcover Pin Fit Tutorial Part 4: Skirt & Cushion Cover — this is the method I use.
- DIY Box Cushion Cover Video Tutorials
- 5 Ways to Make Sewing Your Slipcover Hassle-Free will make your cushion project FUN!
Cushion Cover Design
Tips and inspiration for creating the look and feel you love.
- Back Cushion Slipcover Designs + Sewing Tutorials featuring favorite classics.
- 7 Welt Cord Alternatives for Slipcovers that include French welt and pretty topstitching.
- Back Cushion Makeover Tip — scroll down to see this amazing transformation.
- The Slipcover Maker’s Guide to Detaching Back Cushions — it’s easier than you think!
- DIY Protective Cushion Sleeves help keep your slipcovered cushions clean.
Cushion Inserts – Foam & Fiberfill
What’s inside your cushion is just as important as the outside cover. Learn how to create comfortable and supportive cushion inserts.
- 5 Things to Know About New Foam Cushions will help you pick the best insert.
- DIY Cushion Refresh for Your Sofa and Armchair is super easy!
Cushion Cover Fabrics
Match your cushion cover fabric to your slipcover body fabric. Or, choose a fun contrast pattern. Either way, a durable washable fabric is the way to go for everyday use.
- Cotton bull denim in natural, white or color is a classic.
- These durable cotton yarn dyed indigo denims are designed for comfort.
- This heavy weight cotton duck comes in a range of versatile neutrals and pretty colors.
- Hemp is a gorgeous and durable alternative to linen.
- How To Preshrink Slipcover Fabric
- Got pets? Consider these 4 protective slipcover fabrics
- If you love prints, shop Fabric.com. Learn how to pick the best ones here.
Cushion Cover Zippers
I like using a nylon coil zipper with a metal slider in size 4.5 or 5. Strong and flexible, perfect for washable cushion covers. Below are a few options.
- YKK #5 Nylon Coil Zipper Tape is strong and flexible.
- YKK #5 Zipper Slider works with the above tape.
- #4.5 Nylon Zipper Tape and Sliders — this is a wholesale resource for the trade.
Be sure to bookmark this post! My collection of cushion cover articles will continue to grow. The how-to’s and resources will come in handy when you’re ready to give your sofa and chair a cushion makeover.
Thanks so much for following! — Karen