DIY Cushion Covers: The Ultimate Guide

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!

White futon with button cover sitting on bed frame.

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.

Top of white cushion cover with striped blanket.

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.

Wing back chair with box cushion in blue and white.

Cushion Cover Design

Tips and inspiration for creating the look and feel you love.

Chair box cushion with blue and white leafy print cover.

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.

Soft grey canvas back cushion on chair.

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.

Plump blue and white stripe chair cushion.

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.

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


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