How to make a no sew cushion cover

Posted by Amy | Posted in How to....... | Posted on 05-02-2015



With this simple step by step guide you can transform your cushions in a matter of minutes. The best part of all, there is absolutely no need whatsoever to get out your sewing machine. A sewing project of sorts that requires no sewing skills! Once you make one you will be tempted to change your decor on a weekly basis. It really is that simple to make a no sew cushion. Take a look below at the step by step photos. Just a few folds here and a knot there, et voila.


You will need 1 metre of fabric and 1 square cushion pad – approx 18″ x 18″.

Dena Designs fabric


Step 1

Lay the fabric out on a flat surface in front of you.

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Step 2

Place the cushion in the centre of the fabric.

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Step 3

Begin to neatly fold in the fabric piece, starting with the corner closest to you. Fold down the pointed end (see top right of image) to make a flat edge and then fold again so that the fabric reaches the centre of the cushion.

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Make sure that there are no creases and the fabric sits smoothly.

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Step 4

Fold the opposite side into the centre mirroring step 3, so that there are no raw edges showing.

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Step 5

Begin to fold the side pieces neatly into a point.

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Repeat this folding method on the opposite side of fabric.

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Step 6

Gently place the pointed side pieces into the centre of the cushion. Make sure that the folded fabric underneath is not puckering, you are still keeping the fabric as smooth as possible.

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Place your hand in between the fabric to help keep the edges neat.

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Step 7

Bring the pointed ends together and wrap one piece over and under, pulling through to creat a taught surface.

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Step 8

With one end of fabric in each hand wrap around to create a knot.

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One No Sew Cushion!

Tuck in the ends and puff out the cushion a little. There you have it, a no sew cushion cover in 8 simple steps.

complete no sew cushion

The beautiful fabric shown in this how to guide is by Dena Designs – Little Azalea Bird of Paradise in aqua.

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