How much bigger should a cushion cover be than the cushion?

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To do this you need to use an insert that is actually bigger than the cushion cover. We recommend: for square cushion covers you use an insert that is about 5-6cm or 2" bigger than the cover. for rectangular (lumber) cushions you use an insert that is 2-3cm or 1" larger than the cover.

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Besides, should a cushion cover be smaller than the cushion?

To get the best look and fit for your cushions, covers should always be slightly smaller than the cushion inner. For a cushion inner 45cm x 45cm, the actual size of the cushion cover should be around 42.5cm x 42.5cm.

Subsequently, question is, how big should cushion pads be? These include a small square size 45 x 45 cm and a larger square size 60 x 60 cm. These are the sizes you would mostly use for your sofa or bed. However, it is important to note the size of the cushion cover before you buy it online to ensure that you can find a suitable cushion insert to go inside it.

In this way, should cushion pads be bigger than cover?

Expert tip: always choose a cushion pad that's the same size or one size bigger than your cushion cover to ensure extra plumpness and comfort. Never go for a cushion pad smaller than your cover as you'll end up with empty corners where there's no filling – overstuffed looks and feels much better.

How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a cushion?

One piece of fabric 54 inches wide and 16 1/2 inches long produces two cushion pieces. If you need more cushion pieces, multiply the number of sets by the cut length. For example, if you need eight cushion pieces, multiply the cut length of 16 1/2 by 4 and divide by 36 for the number of yards of fabric.

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What is the best filling for a cushion?

Foam. Foam is the most common filling material for sofas, and it comes in a variety of densities. High-density foam provides a firm couch cushion but some people may find it too hard.

What size is a large cushion?

The most common sizes of cushions for sofas are 18"x18" and 20"20". However, larger sofas with deep seats or high backs, may suit 22"x22" or even 24"x24" cushions. We also sell jumbo sizes which can be used for a variety of purposes, and they measure 28inches x 28inches upto 30inches x 30 inches.

How do you fill a cushion cover?

The same method used to stuff existing cushions is used to stuff new cushion covers.
  1. Determine which seam to open if the cushion doesn't have a zipper.
  2. Insert the point of a seam ripper tool into the seam.
  3. Remove the old stuffing from the cushion.
  4. Tear the cushion stuffing into small pieces.

How do you make a simple cushion?

Step by step
  1. Cut a square of paper the same size as your cushion pad.
  2. Iron your fabric thoroughly before you cut it to get rid of any creases.
  3. Take a good look at the fabric's pattern and choose a section you like for the front of the cushion.
  4. Pin the other pieces of paper to your fabric and cut around them.

How do you know what size pillow insert to use?


In terms of pillow insert sizing, the general rule of thumb is to use inserts that are 1″-2″ larger than your pillow cover. (I usually go 2″ larger.) So for example, with a 22″ square cover, use a 24″ square insert. Going a step larger with the insert makes for a more voluminous, high end look.

What is a cushion pad?

Inner cushions
It's always fun to dress up, and that's what cushion pads are made for. The cushion inners have a filling that keeps their shape and gives you firm support. Plus, you can machine wash them to keep them fresh. But the best thing, of course, is you can give them new covers whenever you want.

How much fabric do I need for a 20x20 pillow?

Sewing For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard
20 x 20 inches 3/4 yard
30 x 30 inches 1 yard

What size is an average cushion?

Common cushion sizes. Traditionally the most common size and shape for a cushion was the square, and this is available in sizes from 30cm x 30cm (12inch x 12inch), 40cm x 40cm (16inch x x16 inch), 45cm x 45cm (18inch x 18inch) and 60cm x 60cm (24inch x 24inch).

How do you measure a cushion for recovery?

Measure the cushion from the seam at the back of the seat to the seam at the front. Double that number and add 1 inch to get the length of fabric you will need to cover the top and bottom of the cushion. Adding 1 inch gives you a 1/2-inch seam allowance on each end of the cushion.

What is the best fabric for cushion covers?


Cotton and linen are widely used in cushion manufacture and both are hard wearing and washable. They are natural fibres and therefore are good choices for people with sensitive skins. They are also cool to the touch and therefore are a good choice for summer time use.

How many yards of fabric do I need for an RV cushion?

Measuring the right amount of fabric.
After about 15 minutes of using the calculator and consulting with at least one other store representative, we landed on just the right amount of yardage: four yards of fabric per cushion (we had four) should do the top, bottom, sides, piping and zipper.

How do you calculate fabric?

Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number). Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need. Number of needed rows multiplied by length of one piece equals total project in inches.

What size is a meter of fabric?

One metre: 100cm x 110cm (approximately 40in x 44in)

How much extra fabric do I need for gathering?


A ratio of three or four to one is common for sheer, lightweight fabrics. Starting with twice the fabric length is considered adequate for most medium weight fabrics and one and a half to one works for heavier fabric. The gathered samples shown here all started with a strip of fabric 18” long.

How do you measure upholstery?

How to Measure Fabric for Sofa Upholstering
  1. Measure the width of the back of the sofa at the widest point.
  2. Measure the height of the back of the sofa from the lowest point of the upholstery to the highest point on the back of the sofa.
  3. Measure the depth of the sofa by measuring the widest point of the side.