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To get the best look and fit for your cushions, covers should always be slightly smaller than the cushion inner. This helps maintain a good plump shape, especially with duck feather inners which tend to settle into corners. For a cushion inner 45cm x 45cm, the actual size of the cushion cover should be around 42.5cm x 42.5cm. One metre of standard width (137cm) furnishing fabric is enough for three plain cushions with either zip or standard button fastening to fit up to 45cm x 45cm size. Other styles of cushion will need more fabric.
Cushions are great for using up offcuts and remnants. I've given a guide below to show exactly what you need for each type of cushion and how the pieces work together. I always try to keep waste to an absolute minimum, so I work with only a small seam allowance of 1cm - this is included in the measurements given below.
You don't need to cut your fabric for your cushions, I'll do that for you. You just need to make sure you have enough fabric to make your choice of cushion covers.
For a plain cushion cover with zip fastening:
You will need two pieces of fabric the same size as the cushion inner you are using.
two pieces of fabric 45cm long x 45cm wide
one piece of fabric 45cm long x 45cm wide
one piece of fabric 25cm long x 45cm wide, and
one piece of fabric 30cm long x 45cm wide
two pieces of fabric 47cm long x 47cm wide, and
one piece of fabric 190cm long x 5cm wide (this can be made from two shorter pieces joined together as long as the total length is 190cm)
one piece of fabric 47cm long x 47cm wide
one piece of fabric 26cm long x 47cm wide
one piece of fabric 31cm long x 47cm wide, and
one piece of fabric 190cm long x 5cm wide (this can be made from two shorter pieces joined together as long as the total length 190cm)
one piece of fabric 5cm x 5cm