Today I’m featuring one of my reader’s. Her name is Julie and she created these fabulous cheat seat cushions! I asked her to explain how she made these. I think these are genius! Easy to take off and wash! Brilliant!
Julie say’s…”As for the cheat-seat cushions, they consist of the top square and individual side panels, that are an extra 4 inches long, allowing enough room to wrap under. The side seams are about 1″ longer than the side, and then folded/hemmed at a 45 degree angle, so there isn’t a lot of bunched up fabric at the corners. The bottoms of each side panel are hemmed, and heavy duty twine runs through the hem. Pull the string tight, just make sure the top cushion panel remains centered.
Bad news on the slipcovers, though…now my hubby says there’s no reason to replace the couches for at least 5 more years. Aargh. I hate it when crafting backfires!“
Don’t forget that next Friday, we will be having a Slipcover Party! Always the last Friday of the month! So get to slippin’.
Amy @MaisonDecor says
Great! I love reading about slipcover ideas and have a slipcover to make myself, so I will be posting next Friday!
cindy @ cottage instincts says
Brilliant. Did she add piping along the top only? Can't tell from the pics….
The Tiny Homestead says
clever cushions! amazing before and after too.
This is a great idea. I have two jean slipcovers from Target that are about 9 years old, back when they made them really well and they lasted through a 100 washings. The main body slipcover and the bottom seats are separate kind of like the one you are featuring and I have been wanting to make a new WHITE slipcover in pretty much the same way and now you have just MADE MY DAY! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
Wow, Julie did an awesome job with that slipcover and man, too bad she did such a good job. cause now she has to wait longer for a new sofa. Love the cheating cushion idea.
well this may very well have been the nail in the slip cover coffin for me. I've now got bag in hand and heading to the store to buy some material. awesome tip! cause zippers terrified me.
Cindy – I only piped the top of the cushions, yes. (I hate piping as much as zippers.) I've already washed them and they stayed in one piece! Sometimes you never know….
The Polka Dot Closet says
Why did I not think of this??? It's so simple yet absolute genius! Every time i wash my slip covers I have to unzip them and then struggle with getting them on and off…I think I will make a slip cover for my slip cover !!!
thank you for the shout out on my fabric and starch post!
Susan james says
I would love these slip overs for my settee and 1chair does Julie make these for other people
I did this, and instead of using twine I used elastic. Easy on and easy off and in several different fabrics. I can change my rooms when I want to, and to what I want to. I did it in the seasons and holidays.
Does there happen to be a step-by-step for this?
Chris Roderick says
You have saved my life with this idea! Thank you so much!
Chris in UK
I am kind of late to the party but WOW … just WOW
Lori A. says
Comment 11 Ambre asked for a step by step. I would like that too. Not really a sewer but I need yo cover the ugly seat cushions in my trailer.
Me too … id like a step by step !!
sharon cundiff says
The side seams are about 1″ longer than the side, and then folded/hemmed at a 45 degree angle, so there isn’t a lot of bunched up fabric at the corners.
I am confused by this could you explain what you mean by the side seams are 1″ longer than the side.?
I am a newby to the site. Love what I see.
If you have step by step instructions especially the corner 45degree I would appreciate them. Bskts4u@stny.rr.com