This is one of the easiest items to sew since it's all straight lines and a zigzag stitch will secure the edges.
|Left over fabric for ID Wallets, it's the best part of having a business all fabric is potentially an investment...lol|
|(BTW - all good craft rooms look like this hot mess)|
What you'll need
- 18 x 18 inch of pattern fabric
- 18 x 10 inch of plain fabric (I used a natural twill)
- 18 x 14 inch of plain fabric
- If you don't have enough fabric you can do 2 x 18 x 10.5 inch and use two metal snaps or buttons (I did the first lot this way but decided I like the idea of a proper envelope slip case)
- This is the basic idea of how the overlapped fabric works
What to do
- Grab the 18 x 10 inch piece of fabric
- Fold the 18 inch side down one inch + iron
- Fold the 18 inch side down 1/2 inch so it aligns with the crease just ironed + iron again
- With the raw edge of the 18 inch side folded in; iron again
- Fold it over itself again
- Flip over and stitch down the hem
- Do this with the other backing piece of plain fabric as well
- Place the patterned fabric face up.
- Align the edges of the short rectangle with the patterned fabric and pin.
- Align the edges of the large rectangle with the patterned fabric and pin.
- At the overlap it should look like this with the short rectangle tucked under the large one
- You can stitch around with a straight stitch and then hem the raw edges with a zigzag stitch or I found the opposite way to be easier. By hemming the raw edge first the pieces held together perfectly and when it came to doing the straight stitch I could just zip straight around.
- And that's basically it, the quick way to make cushion covers. You could add a zip if you like or studs if you don't have enough fabric but this is a great beginner's project.