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How to Make a Box Cushion Cover for a Cushion or Chair

In this video we show you how to make calculations and then cut your panels and piping, then how to sew piping, insert your zip and finish your cushion cover for a professional look.

This tutorial would be suitable to make sofa or lounge cushions, but also offers techniques useful for sewing other items such as bags or cases for your items.

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How to Make a Pillow or Cushion Cover with Piping & Zip

Follow along to learn how to make a pillow or cushion cover with piping! Sew your own DIY home decor, decorating your home yourself will save you money and you can custom create to suit your aesthetic!

We start by teaching you two techniques to make piping, then how to attach them to your cushion/pillow, finishing the join neatly, then adding a zip, finishing and overlocking for a professional finish. Easily apply these techniques to other projects such as clothing or costumes

Cutting your piping: We cut 6.5cm strips for our piping. We double our seam allowance (2.5cm), then add the circumference of our piping cord (ours is approximately 1.5cm, but it’s wise to measure yours before beginning).

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How to Clean & Maintain Your Curtains

Our parent company Julan Curtains & Blinds have written a great post on caring for your curtains and have kindly let us post it here. To view the original and check out their site click here

When investing in quality home furnishings, you want to protect that investment by maintaining them properly. Here is a short guide to help you easily maintain your curtains and extend their life.Solid curtains only require a regular vacuum and spot clean to stay looking their best.Sheer curtains do need washing as per care label (hanging up wet helps reduce creasing). We do make large laundry bags for large sheers. Laundry bags are free when you purchase our sheers (or come in and mention this post).

How to Spot Clean:

  • Read care label
  • Test in inconspicuous spot using the following (depending on the type of stain & type of fabric)
    • Magic Eraser (try dry first, then dampened)
    • Wonder Soap & Water (using a cloth or toothbrush to gently rub mark away)
    • Dry Cleaning Fluid (White Spirits, Methylated Spirits)
    • Baby Powder may be of use to reduce water marks

Why We Don’t Recommend Washing or Dry Cleaning

  • Removes dressing in fabric
  • Deteriorate the backing on coated fabrics
  • May shrink
  • May stretch
  • May tear if fabric is weak

Want some great videos on this subject? Julan have a YouTube channel where we’re always adding new resources!


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How to Make a Pillow or Cushion Cover with Cord Trim

Follow along to learn to make a cushion or pillow cover with a cord trim using a sewing machine (also known in the industry as ‘flange cord’). We have started with two squares of our fabric cut out to the dimensions we want plus 5cm (2in) as we are allowing a 2.5cm (1in) seam allowance all around the edge. You can use this to sew a DIY pillow or cushion that matches your home decor and aesthetic!

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Want to learn how to make your own cushion covers? We’re now making YouTube tutorials to help you out!

In this video we’re making a cushion/pillow cover with a flange cord trim. Let us know how we went and what we could improve on!