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