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Designer Fabric for Cushions

All my fabrics are suitable for custom cushion covers: My Linen Union and 100% Linen, Harris Tweed and Velvet are all suitable fabrics for made to measure luxury cushions.

How do I measure how much fabric I need for my DESIGNER cushion covers?

If you already have a custom cushion pad (feather- filled are best) measure the cushion from the seam at the back of the seat to the seam at the front and from side to side, add 5cms for hems: 50cm of a fabric 137 cm wide will make a cushion 16” x 16”, 60cm will make a cushion 18” x 18” etc.

You will get two squares of fabric one for the front and one for the back of the cushion and then a third square for the piping or any other detail needed, such as cushion with ties.  You must also be aware of pattern repeats, if the pattern repeat is large you might need to consider pattern positioning and order more fabric if necessary.

For example, if you use my ‘In Full Flight’ fabric you might want to place a complete bird in the centre of each cushion. You normally put an 18” x 18” pad in a 16” x 16” cushion cover and so on, so that the cushion ends up looking full and luxurious and not limp and flat.

Which fabric should I choose to make my LUXURY cushions?

Organic Cotton and plain Linen are widely used as cushion cover fabrics, both being hard wearing and washable. Cushions are used all around the home and are suitable for outside on the patio or in the garden, therefore the fabric you choose should reflect this.  Try botanical pattern fabrics for garden furniture cushion covers or cow print cushions ro create a fun vibe in the playroom.

A cushion that is placed on an unused chair will not need to be as durable as one on the main family sofa.  Experiment with shapes, colours and textures to create a display of unique pillow designs or bohemian cushions.

Linen Union and 100% Linen are widely used in cushion manufacture. Both are hard wearing and washable. They are natural fibres and therefore good choices for people with sensitive skin. They are also cool to the touch making them perfect for summer time use. Linen can sometimes crease so made to measure seat and bench cushion pads will need to be turned to avoid creases becoming too visible.

Choose colour and styles that compliment the other furnishings in your room. With cushions you can easily add a zing of colour and texture. For instance in a dark grey room you can add in some saffron yellow cushions to bring a luxurious feeling of warmth to the room.  For Winter, look no further than shades of red and apple green cushions for complimenting your festive decor.  While powder blue and dusky pink cushion covers are perfect to welcome in spingtime shabby chic.

Made in the UK
100% Certified Organic Cotton
Free Fabric Samples Available
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