How to Make a Reversible Cushion Slipcover
To make a reversible seat cushion, you need to sew something that looks like a fabric box. To create your pieces, measure your cushion’s width, and then measure your cushion’s circumference (the measurement all the way around, starting from one point on the edge). Be sure to add 1 inch to both measurements for your seam allowance. Your top piece will look like a long rectangle; the two smaller side pieces will be smaller rectangles.
To determine how much fabric you need, follow these easy steps:
Measure all the way around the entire cushion, recording width, length, and depth.
Add them together.
Double that number (so you can reverse the cushion).
This example uses a cushion 30 inches square, which is doubled for 60 inches, and 4 inches deep, which you double for 8 inches. You need 68 inches, or 2 yards (72 inches) per reversible side, for a total of 4 yards per cushion.
Gather this gear to get started:
A few yards of fabric for each cushion
Cloth measuring tape
Iron and ironing board
Sewing machine with appropriate color heavy-duty thread
To create your reversible cushions, follow these steps:
Iron all your fabric well.
Cut your fabric to create one long piece and two sidepieces, based on your cushion’s measurements.
Fold the fabric so that the short ends of the top piece — the long rectangular piece — meet; use a 1/2-inch seam allowance to sew this long rectangular piece into a tube with the right sides together.
Starting at the corner, pin one of the smaller rectangular sidepieces into the mouth of the tube, right sides together, using a 1/2-inch seam allowance.
Stitch only one long seam on the other side to create a flap.
Repeat Steps 1 through 5 using your other style fabric.
With the right sides together, stitch the openings (the mouth and flap) together, leaving a 6-inch hole.
Pull the right sides through the hole and press and stitch the hole.
Insert your cushion and with safety pins close the flap around your cushion.
Hide the safety pins on the underside of your chair.