How to Make a Cushion Cover with Zip Closure: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make a Cushion Cover with Zip Closure: Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome to a new crafting adventure at Watership Down Crafts! Today, we're diving into the world of homemade gifts and decorations. I'll guide you through creating a stunning cushion cover with a zip closure, perfect for adding a personal touch to your home or giving as a thoughtful present. And remember, for those who'd rather skip the DIY, our Handmade Cushions offers a range of handmade options!

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Cut the Fabric: Measure and cut two pieces of fabric to your desired cushion size plus 1 inch for seam allowance.
  2. Prevent Fraying: Overlock or zigzag stitch along the bottom edge of both pieces to prevent fraying.
  3. Align and Pin: Place the fabric pieces right sides together, securing them with clips or pins. Mark two inches from each end on the bottom edge using a heat erasable pen or chalk.
  4. Sew the Bottom Seam: Adjust your seam allowance to half your zip's width. Sew regular stitches up to the 2-inch marks, then switch to the longest stitch length until the next mark, and back to regular stitches to the end.
  5. Press and Position Zip: Press the seam open. Place your zip face down, aligning the teeth with the stitch line. Ensure the zipper pull is within the longest stitches.
  6. Secure the Zip: Use pins, basting stitches, or tape (like masking tape) to hold the zip in place.
  7. Stitch the Zip: Sew along the zip edges using a zipper foot, pivoting at the 2-inch marks to sew over the teeth.
  8. Reveal the Zip: Remove any securing materials and carefully open the long stitches with a seam ripper to expose the zip.
  9. Assemble the Cushion: With the right sides together, pin or clip the remaining edges.
  10. Sew Remaining Edges: Starting from the bottom, sew around the three remaining edges.
  11. Finish the Edges: Use an overlock or zigzag stitch on these seams to prevent fraying.
  12. Turn and Stuff: Turn the cover right side out through the zip and insert your cushion pad.

And there you have it – a beautiful, handmade cushion cover with a zip closure! Perfect as a gift or a personal project, this cushion cover can add charm to any room.

If you're looking for more handmade gift options, check out our collection of unique Handmade Cushions or for wildlife enthusiast how about these stunning Handmade Embroidered Notebook Covers or for something fun, have a look at our cute collection of Handmade Gnomes and Gonks

 

cushion with an embroidered gnome holding a dandelion
two cushions with black embroidered cats peeking up from a wallRemember, every stitch you sew adds a story to your creation. Share your finished cushion covers with us on Instagram and Facebook and keep the thread of creativity spinning at Watership Down Crafts.
Happy Sewing! 🧵✂️🛋️

 

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