Grey and white pillows the idea of replacing flat or damaged sofa cushions is too expensive, making your own is an option. While it may sound scary, this project is not difficult and requires basic skill with a sewing machine and minimal supplies. Making the cushions extend the life of your sofa and refresh the interior of the room. Choose a durable fabric in a medium and padding foam to withstand wear and tear that damaged the first set of cushions.
Determine the length, width and deep sofa cushion by measuring an old and sitting area on the sofa. Add 1 inch to each measurement for seam allowance. Write down each measurement. Sketch the pillow dimensions of a paper to visualize patterns and construction. There are six things to consider: one top, one bottom and four sides. A rectangle pillow has two short sides and two long sides. Cut the six fabric pieces from the decorator fabric with sharp sewing scissors, using the adjusted measurements. Sew side depth pieces together to create a long strip that alternates the long and short pieces, using a half-inch seam sewing machine. Sew the ends of the strip together with a 1/2 inch seam to create a loop. Press the seams open with an iron. Place the base piece on a flat surface and needle an overlap zipper to one of the width sides of the fabric.
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Pin the matching length from the loop of the fabric to the opposite side of the zipper. Sew the zipper on the fabric with a zipper foot on the sewing machine. Pin the other three sides of the fabric loop to the bottom piece of fabric, with the right side fabric together. The corners of the bottom piece match the seams on the loop. Sew the pieces together with a 1/2-inch seam. Open the zipper so that you can turn off the lid right side out after sewing. Pin the four sides of the top fabric to the co-coordinating sides of the fabric loop, with the right sides of the fabric together. The corners of the top piece match the seams on the loop. Sew the pieces together with a 1/2-inch seam. Turn the cover straight side out through the zipper hole and evenly corners with your fingers. Mark pillow measurements on the foam and cut with a sharp knife. Slide the foam through the zipper opening and pull the zipper closed.
Tips and warnings
Make a pillow case of muslin to verify the measurements are correct. This allows you to adjust the pattern before cutting pieces of fabric. Apply a stain repellent spray to the finished pillow case, if desired.