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Fabric Selvage Cushion Cover

Fabric Selvage Cushion Cover


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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Monday 13th of January 2014

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

Lucy Blossom

Monday 13th of January 2014

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.

Lilly's Mom

Monday 13th of January 2014

What a great idea! It's a very modern cushion and would look great with many designs. Thanks for sharing.

Auntie SHAN

Monday 13th of January 2014

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.

Free Spirit Designs

Sunday 12th of January 2014

What a fun idea! I love your finished cushion. I have to say i usually through mine away - i start to drown in scraps otherwise! x


Monday 13th of January 2014

I know the feeling re drowning in scraps!!

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