Fabric Selvage Cushion Cover

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I’ve been gathering my fabric selvage’s for some time, it reached a point where I felt I had enough to create a project. That or it was time to make another storage basket.



My cushion covers are looking somewhat the worse for wear. An ideal chance to redesign, recover.


I used the old cushion cover as template, and utilised the old zip as the fastening for the cushion cover.



Starting across the middle of the cushion I layered selvage edges, zig zagging the raw edges down.


The cushion cover used far more selvages than I anticipated. I am delighted with the finished cushion cover, and am already saving my selvage edges.

Selvage Edge Cushion cover

What do you use your selvage edges for?

As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour 🙂


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  1. January 12, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    What a great idea! I throw mine away usually, although I do keep all sorts of other scraps which my husband tells me will be good for nothing – what does he know???
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  2. Handbags by Helen
    January 12, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    What a fab idea. I’d never thought of using them! You’re a genius.

  3. January 12, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Fantastic idea. I have to admit that I dont keep my edges :-S I really should!

    • Amylouise5
      January 13, 2014 / 6:57 am

      I know the feeling re drowning in scraps!!

  4. Auntie SHAN
    January 13, 2014 / 1:59 am

    My Grandmother used to do the same sort of thing with old silk cigar-box ribbons. BTW, you might also want to use a ZigZag stitch over the frayed edges to keep them more secure.

  5. January 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    A lovely cushion cover, and a great idea to re-use the zip from an old one – particularly as it has made me realise that now I can sew zips, I can make cushion covers myself! I’ve not had many selvedges yet, but my initial thought would have been to throw it away – now I shall keep them and find a nice project to do.

  6. January 13, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Great idea for something for something usually away. Very inspiring!

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