I have here a super easy craft for using up some spare fabric and a spare half hour. And a spare cushion, if you happen to have one floating around. I got my cushion in the charity shop for 5p last week, and the purple gingham has been in my stash for years. All you'll need besides this is some thread and a sewing machine, although you could do it by hand if you have way more patience than me! The final result is a simple envelope style cover which you can decorate or leave plain.
2 - Once cut to the right size, lay your fabric out flat (right side down) and turn in either end by about half an inch - I usually press it at this point to make life easier.
4 - With gingham this is gloriously easy and you end up with a nice line!
5 - Wrap the fabric round your cushion again (wrong side up) then slide the cushion out the side. This will help you get the sizing right for sewing the ends together.
6 - Straighten out the fabric and pin the two ends - normally I don't bother with pinning but it helps keep things right in this case.
7 - Stitch along the two open edges, trim off any excess fabric and threads then turn the cover right side out. You can press the sewn edges here if you want a slightly neater finish.
8 - I added a bow from my stash to one of the corners of mine - best done before you put the cushion in if you don't want to accidentally sew them together... (ahem, never happened to me of course!)
Has anyone tried this method before? Or planning to?