Introduction

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

A custom envelope cover can be made to fit any size pillow/cushion insert. This type of cushion cover requires minimal sewing and no buttons or zippers. It is so easy to make you'll be swapping out covers often.

Pro Tip

Pre-wash and dry fabric prior to starting.

Step 1

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

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Debbie Wolfe

Measure Pillow

Measure the length and width of the pillow insert you plan to use. For the width of the cushion add 1/2 inch for a seam allowance. For the length, double this width and add 3 inches to allow for the envelope overlap.

Step 2

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Measure Fabric

Transfer these measurements to your fabric and cut.

Step 3

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

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Debbie Wolfe

Hem

Sew a 1/4 inch hem at the two short ends of your fabric. These will be the edges of your envelope opening.

Step 4

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Fold

With right sides facing, fold fabric in half making sure to overlap the double hemmed edges by 3 inches to create the envelope opening.

Step 5

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Pin and Sew

Pin the sides of the cover and sew a 1/4 inch seam down each side of the cushion cover.

Step 6

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

DIY Envelope Cushion Cover

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Stuff the Pillow

Turn the cushion cover right side out. Give the cover a good press to get out wrinkles and stuff the pillow insert in.