After a little searching on the internet for a super easy cushion cover pattern, I came across this video (click here to see) with easy to follow instructions for an Envelope style slip on cover. After making one, I was convinced this is the easiest way to make cushion covers EVER!
So here are some I’ve made:
These I made for my husband’s recording/video studio business called M3 Media. They work well to update the studio couch with a more industrial feel. For this one, I used a stencil font, printed it out, cut out the letters with a stanley knife on a cutting mat, and painted the stencil on in a dabbing motion. (Carefully iron to set paint into fabric – maybe iron on back side of painted fabric)
I bought these French Garden panels at Spotlight (Australia) and added a matching fabric for the back. They came with 3 of this panel across the fabric, so I bought one length and you’ll see I made the other one into a cover for my Footstool makeover.
Here’s the one I made tonight. I wanted to try out the Sharpie Laundry Marker to write on my hessian (burlap) fabric and deliberated over a great saying or stencilling some nice words, but then grabbed one of the print outs from The Graphics Fairy (my favourite place for French and vintage graphics). I was really hesitant at first to give this a go, as I was attempting to place the printed sheet underneath and trace over it, but it was quite difficult to see through the fabric to the graphic. I finally figured I could always cut out another piece of fabric … and I went for it! Lifting as I went to make sure I was tracing it correctly. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would and I was pretty happy with the result.
I ironed the finished cushion, which is also meant to set the ink into the design.