Friday 13 January 2017

Piped Cushion Covers ~ easier than you think

Whether you call them cushions, pillows or throw pillows, I'm thrilled with how this set turned out. Although they appear to be the same shape as a pillow you might sleep on, in reality, these cushions are much smaller, and are destined to sit on a lounge (sofa).

Make a set of piped cushion / pillow covers ~ Threading My Way

Cushions, even if they have piped edges, are not hard to make, so who knows why they were a long time in the making. My eldest son chose and paid for the fabric. He also decided on the combination of fabrics for the covers and piping.  All I had to do was make them.

Make a set of piped cushion / pillow covers ~ Threading My Way

Sometimes I just procrastinate with certain projects, and this was one of them. I took so long, that they were a total surprise to my son at Christmas. He'd forgotten all about them!

If you're scared of piping, don't be. If I'd had more time I would have taken photos to show you. Instead, I've found some good tutorials to help you...

Enclosing the zipper so it's hidden behind a fold of fabric is a rather nifty way to close a cushion and it's VERY easy to do. Ms Midge's tutorial will step you through the process of adding a hidden zipper. Just scroll past the quilting instructions, if, like me, you don't want a quilted cushion.

The hidden zipper tutorial is one of those, it's so simple why didn't I think of it tutorials.

I was so rushed making the cushions that I didn't even write down measurements. Check out Differences in Cushion Inserts to help with sizing information. 

My son's cushions will be joining the 240+ projects in the Pillows & Cushions link party here at Threading My Way.

I still have a few more Christmas presents to show you - some with tutorials. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks.

... Pam


  1. I'm always fascinated by my awesome procrastination super powers.
    I like the solid blue colors.

  2. What a fantastic set of pillows. I am a procrastinator too - as right now I am reading your blog when I should be sewing!!

  3. They look great! I'm a procrastinator too. It always seems to be the easy projects we procrastinate on, doesn't it?

  4. HAHA *he* may have forgotten about them, but I know you didn't - congrats on getting them finished for him - challenge completed! They're gorgeous - I haven't done piping because it seems difficult - especially the corners. And surely you need to have 10000% accurate stitching to catch it properly!

  5. Beautiful pillows! I've done this before, but checked out the links provided to see if there were any techniques that might help improve my sewing. One did, indeed give me some ideas for improving corners!

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    1. Thanks, Caroline. The piping makes all the difference.

  7. These are so professional looking, the piping really does make a difference.
    I'm working on a cushion cover right now so I'll check out the hidden zipper tutorial, thanks.

  8. I love piped cushions but always avoid them, may give another go

  9. Piping adds te extra to cushions:) Love the hidden zippier too:)


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