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Lounge / Futon

Cushion Cover

with sunflower applique

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Slip Cover for Futon, Lounge Cushion, Or Small Mattress

Instructions & Pattern By: Christina Sherrod

sunflower applique I had a lounge cushion that needed to be "dressed up", so I decided to make a new cover. Since posting this (back in 2011), visitors have told me that they created perfect-fitting futon covers. Change the dimensions to suit your needs.

Use this easy-to-make slip cover to dress up your lounge cushion, create a futon mattress cover, or make any custom size mattress cover. My pattern uses only one twin flat sheet (lounge cushion cover size). I bought My sheet at Walmart for $4. Can't beat that!

I also provide a pattern for the sunflower applique.

With mitered corners and envelope back opening, your cover can be easily removed for laundering. Dress up your lounge cushion or futon with a new cushion cover!

Also see:
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Cushion Cover Size

My lounge cushion measures 25 inches in width, and has a length of 80 inches. NOTE: I measured from side seam to side seam for total width, and I measured from the seam at the head to the seam at the foot of the lounge cushion for total length. I will use my measurements for this pattern. You will need to adjust your pattern to fit your own lounge. The concepts and directions work for many sizes.


Supplies

Project Supplies

One twin flat sheet (I bought mine at Walmart for $4 in March 2011)

Scraps of fabric for sunflower petals (a 2 " x 6" piece of fabric is enough)

Small scrap of fabric for sunflower center

5/8" Ribbon: 8" piece for each leaf (trim to desired length after tying); ribbon stem piece cut to desired length (mine was 14").

1/8 yard Fusible Web (also called transfer web - for applique)

Stabilizer (for applique)

Applique Thread

Patterns

The pattern and instructions for this project are available as a pdf file. If you need instructions on using pdf files, go to  PDF Instructions.

Flower Layout

Print 4 copies of the pattern.

Sunflower Pattern

Sewing Supplies

sewing scissors
quilting pins
large sewing ruler
fabric marking pencils
seam ripper
rotary cutter and mat (optional but nice)

Instructions

Measure Your Lounge Cover

My lounge cushion measures 25 inches in width, and has a length of 80 inches. NOTE: I measured from side seam to side seam for total width, and I measured from the seam at the head to the seam at the foot of the lounge cushion for total length. I will use my measurements for this pattern. You will need to adjust your pattern to fit your own lounge. The concepts and directions work for many sizes.

My twin sheet measured 66 inches x 96 inches, which was enough to cover one lounge. You will need to check the measurement of your twin sheet to be sure it is large enough for your lounge cushion (cushions tend to be similar in size, so you should not have any problem).

Cut Sheet Into Two Pieces

NOTE: If using a new sheet, PREWASH AND DRY YOUR SHEET! This will shrink the sheet. If you do not pre-shrink the fabric, your beautiful new futon / lounge cover will be too small after it shrinks in the wash.

lounge cushion cover sewing pattern Adjust your length and width measurements to include seam allowances and a bit extra room (you want your cover to fit nicely, but not so tight that it is difficult to get the cushion into the cover). In my example, my measurements were 25 inches x 80 inches. I will add 1 inch to both length and width for seam allowances, plus 1 inch for added room. Therefore, my width must now be 27 inches. In my case, the sheet was wider than what I needed for the total width of the front and back pieces. Therefore, I folded my sheet in half, lengthwise, and cut off the extra area along the fold. Refer to the diagram. My cut width was 27". I found that using my big sewing ruler, a rotary cutter and cutting mat worked best.


cut fabric for futon cover If you prefer to cut one side at a time, simply mark the width you need and cut along that line. Refer to the photo.

Separate the two layers. One will become your front piece and one will become the back piece.


Cut Front Piece

cut fabric for futon cover The length of my cushion is 80 inches. Therefore, the length to cut my top piece of fabric is 82 inches. My top fabric piece must be cut to 27 inches x 82 inches. I cut the excess from the hemmed top part.


Cut Back Piece

cut fabric for futon cover The back of the cover is created in two pieces. The pieces are overlapped about 2 inches, and the edges that overlap are hemmed. This creates a nicely finished opening for the cushion to slip into. The overlapping and hems must be calculated into the total length to be cut for the back piece. Add 2 inches for overlapping, plus 4 more inches for hems. For the back piece, I will need a total length of 88 inches. I kept the upper hemmed edge of the sheet because that saved me from having to hem one piece. I did not have to add to lengh for that piece, since I did not have to allow for a hem on that piece.

Now, cut across the back piece, 14 inches from the top. You will now have one small piece and one large piece. Refer to the diagram.

Helpful Hints

Remember, it is always easy to take in seams if the cover is a bit too loose - it is NOT easy to make it larger, once cut. If in doubt, cut it a bit on the large side. A GOOD RULE TO REMEMBER: You can measure twice and cut once, or measure once and then cut an entirely new piece due to an error in measuring. To avoid mistakes measure, and then measure again!


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