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Almost No Sew Cushion Covers

I was doing some blog maintenance this morning and I found this post in our draft folder. I wrote the entry back in February a few days after I finished the cushion covers and I don’t know why I didn’t publish it then. *shrugs* But given that we’re beginning to potty train a certain little someone at this time, let me just say, that I’m very glad that I did this project months ago.

Our family room’s couch is one of the good, solid pieces of furniture that we have in our home. Charlie and I took our time picking out one we both liked and we were sofa-less for months after we moved in. After going to several stores, we picked this leather one over a fabric covered one because we figured the leather would be more durable and easy to care for. And it is. But… sometimes, I just want to change things up with the decor in the house (which is probably a girl thing because Charlie never gets these urges… hahaha) and after thinking about what I could do, I had this flash of inspiration. It’s a quick, easy, and budget-friendly way to do a make-over starring couch cushions. Best of all, you don’t really have to know how to sew to do it.

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

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I took two old bed sheets and cut each in half as I had four cushions I needed to cover. Then, I placed a cushion in the center of the sheet. Jumping/running/lying down on the cushion before proceeding to the next step is strictly optional, but oh-so-fun!

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After making sure that the pattern on the sheet was where I wanted it to be, I began to “gift-wrap” the cushion with the cloth. Instead of taping the edges shut, I sewed on buttons and used pony-tail holders to secure them.  (I got the idea from one of those envelopes that have fasteners where you loop a string around these two circles attached to the top and bottom of the opening.  Who remembers those?)

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Make sure you wrap the sheet tightly around the cushion and that’s it!!!! You’re done!

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The covers have been toddler tested too. Carlo climbs, runs, and jumps on the cushions every day and they stay put. No adjusting and re-tucking necessary. AND if he pukes or pees on them, no problem and no stinky upholstery. I just need to throw the sheet in the washing machine. Easy, peasy.

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Comments

    • *blush* Awwww. Thanks Janelley. The ponytail fasteners were born out of frustration and need. Hahaha. Because I actually first just tucked the sheet in like you would with a bed. But I had to keep retucking them in because whenever Carlo would climb/jump/walk on the cushions, the sheet would get dislodged. Then I used safety pins to hold it together; but then quickly realized that safety pins aren’t exactly safe or child proof. 😮

  1. And your couch looks nice! Well at least what I see of it hahaha! Leather wouldn’t work in our hot weather :(.

    • Thanks! I’m really happy with this DIY! And I think come fall or winter, I might just swap out the current cotton sheets for plusher, fleece blankets so that the cushion covers will give us added warmth.

  2. Treena, that is so Galeng!!! I love the ponytail fasteners! You are so good with these DIY projects. And you always have a little helper to help and test out the finished project. Haha.

    Tricia

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