How to Cover a Curved Cushion

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are redecorating your home, it may seem as though you need to replace all your cushions and pillows to change the colours. However, you can cover the cushions you already have with new fabric, saving you money and giving the cushions a new life. If your cushions are curved or rounded, you need to sew the new fabric onto them in a specific way so that it looks professionally upholstered.

Place the curved cushion onto a piece of fabric, and trace around it using a fabric pencil.

Cut out the shape.

Place the shape onto another section of fabric and trace around it.

Cut out the second section.

Place the edge of the cushion onto the fabric, and mark the width.

Use a measuring tape to measure the perimeter of the cushion's edge.

Cut out a strip of fabric that measures the width and length of the cushion's edge.

Pin the edge section around one of the flat sections of fabric you previously cut out, arranging the right sides together. Pin the edges.

Sew around the entire edge that you pinned.

Pin the other flat section along the other side of the edge piece, arranging the right sides together.

Sew along the pinned edge, leaving about 6 to 8 inches unsewn.

Remove all the pins.

Turn the form right-side out.

Insert the cushion into the form.

Turn in the edges of the opening and sew it closed.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Cushion
  • Fabric pencil
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Straight pins
  • Thread
  • Needle
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