Basic Box Cushion Cover
Categories: Utility, Decor, Kid Friendly, Pillow, furniture, Cushions, Back to School
***MATERIALS AMOUNTS MAKE 2 CUSHIONS*** Divide amounts in half if you are making only one cushion.
Box cushions are SO versatile and are surprisingly easy to make. They are great for recovering chair or sofa cushions that need an update or for making giant bean bags and floor cushions. They’re perfect for home and school settings and can be folded, twisted and doubled up for relaxing in lots of positions. Keep on to yourself or sit with a friend, the possibilities are endless. We chose to keep ours as simple as possible without piping, but you could easily add piping to add a little extra bling and definition. Adding a layer of Shield Moisture and Allergen Barrier Fabric underneath could also turn this in to a great dog bed.
We love the Cut-to-Size Upholstery Zippers from Dritz for this project…one of these zippers is large enough for both cushions, plus some extra zipper length left over for another project.
The contrast pillows included in the picture are made from anti-pill fleece using the Simple Zippered Pillow Tutorial here.
What you need to make this project
- 4 Yards Canvas Fabric (or other durable fabric) for Cover
- 3 bags - Poly-Fil® Bean Bag Filler 2½ pound Bag
- ***OR*** Poly-Fil® Bean Bag Filler 2½ pound Bag
- ***OR*** Soft Support Foam 72″ X 24″ X 4″ Thick
- 2 1/2 Yards 60" wide fleece for inner cushion if not using foam
- 1 Cut-to-size Upholstery Zipper from Dritz
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Machine and related supplies
- rotary cutter, mat, and ruler OR sewing scissors
- Serger (optional for finishing edges)