You can redo your cushions with this almost NO sew project!
Too funny…..but these box cushions that I posted about 3 summers ago are almost FAMOUS!
Seriously…..this post about NO Sew Box Cushions consistently gets a hundred hits A DAY….go figure!
- Measure and determine how much fabric you need! The Sweetwater Daughter needed 10 yards because the project was to recover 2 chairs, a loveseat, and an ottoman!
- Shop Smart! We were able to find the perfect fabric at the store but even on sale it was $16 a yard….then we found it online for only $8…Yippee!
- There is usually no need to remove the existing fabric on the cushions, but because these had welting, we thought it would be better. We added some quilt batting to soften the edges. Slip stitching the batting makes the cushion more stable. (We had lots of help in this process from “Biggie Smalls”!)
- Next it is time to cut the fabric to size with just enough overlap for a single seam. This straight stitch on the back seam of the cushion cover is the NEW TRICK for the box cushion. It saves a tremendous amount of time and makes a nice clean edge for the cushion. If you don’t have a sewing machine, it can be done by hand…but the tube of fabric with the seam makes the job look pretty darn professional!
- Slide the cushion into the tube of fabric leaving enough on each of the ends to make a turned in edge like you are wrapping a present.
- Notice that the hand stitching is done with a curved needle. This handy tool makes the job go so much easier!
The Finished Project