How to make -
A Plain Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
  • - Fabric
  • - Thread
  • - Zip (std NOT concealed)
  • - Cushion Pad
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Zip Foot
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • - Cushion Template
  • Step 1: Calculate the Fabric Required


    The fabric required to make a plain zipped cushion is very easy to calculate.

    • You will need 2 fabric panels each the same size and shape as the cushion pad

    eg: For a 46cmx46cm cushion pad you will require 2 (46cmx46cm) fabric panels, there is no seam allowance as the cover will be slightly smaller than the pad to ensure it fits snuggly and is not baggy.


    • With a patterned fabric you may want to position your pattern in a certain place on the cushion cover. (this may require extra fabric)
    • You may want the back of the cushion to be a different fabric to the front. (you need the same sized panel for front and back)

    Extra Help & Comments

    Sew Helpful
    Post your questions and comments here, we will reply so everyone can see the answer.
    Melissa McCue
    How much fabric is a panel? Thank you
    Sew Helpful
    See instructions above. eg 2 fabric panels requires each the same size and shape as the cushion pad.

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