Joann Carroll Pillow November 08th, 2018 - 03:59:27
How to measure and cut the fabric for the cushion we're the going to start with a bottom cushion and it's a nice rectangular cushion. We can measure it with a tape measure we're going to measure from seam to seam right there, where the piping ends you want to measure from this cushion has piping from seam to seam right at the piping and that's 26 inches. Now. To will add to that 26 inches, a 5/8 inch seam allowance on both sides and 5/8 plus 5/8 is one and a quarter so to the 26 inches. We will add one and a quarter inch and the other side going.
The other way is 24 inches and again we want to add a 5/8 seam allowance to that measurement and two times 5/8. So five-eighths here and 5/8 here is one and a quarter inch. So this measurement that we're going to cut will be 24 anytime. So this measurement will have three two one, so this measurement that we will cut will be 25 and one-quarter inches. Now I'll show you how to measure the end to cut the fabric for the front panel of the bottom cushion and we're going to need to do this in two pieces, a front piece that will go from the side of the cushion all the way around to The other side, and then the other part of the side cushion, is going to be this zipper panel and the zipper panel comes around the sides about three or four inches. And if you do, this, it'll help to get your cushions in and out of the cover.
When you're finished with it, so you want that back zipper panel to the app over curl around the sides of the of the back and down the side a bit okay. So our first measurement is going to be how wide we need for our side panel and again, you measure from seam to seam and from seam to seam it measures five inches and to that five inches, we're going to add a seam allowance for both sides of 5/8 inch and five-eighths inch, plus five-eighths inch, is one and a quarter. So our side panel is going to be six and one-quarter inches wide and then we'll measure from here.
The side all the way around the front oops and to the other side - and we have over sixty inches now - are the width of our fabric and the way we're cutting the fabric. We only have sixty inch widths and this is over sixty inches. So I'm going to cut two strips and then I'll trim them to the right length later so I'll cut two strips of 60 inch by six and a quarter inches for these side panels and I'll trim off the excess later next I'll show you how to measure And cut for this zipper panel on the bottom cushion now we need a six and a quarter inch panel in the back also, but here we're going to insert a zipper in the middle and in order to insert the zipper in the middle, we need some seam Allowances, so two more seam allowances of five-eighths inches will give us an additional amount of fabric of one and a quarter inches. So we're going to cut the panel for this back section, seven and a half inches and then we'll cut it half and insert the zipper.