Liberty + Linen Envelope Cushion Cover Tutorial

A quick and easy pattern for beautiful cushion covers – the envelope design means no zips are needed and the french seam gives an elegant finish!

Finished size is 50cm square – a lovely addition to any living room or bedroom.


+ Fat quarter of Liberty Tana Lawn
+ 50cm Linen
+ Co-ordinating thread

or, grab one of our Liberty + Linen Cushion Cover Kits which include all of the above – with five lovely designs to choose from!

+ Cushion insert – we’ve used a 50cm x 50cm feather cushion insert from Ikea


+ Tape measure, scissors & pins

+ Sewing Machine & supplies

+ Iron


Wash, dry and iron your linen before cutting


From the Liberty Tana Lawn, cut: 
+ 1 square for the front, 50cm x 50cm

From the linen, cut:
+ 1 square for the back, 50cm x 50cm
+ 1 rectangle for the envelope, 50cm x 38cm


  1. Pin and stitch a 1cm double roll hem on the bottom long edge of the envelope (a) and top edge of the back (b).

2. Layer your pieces together:

  • Front – right side facing up (c)
  • Then the envelope – right side facing down, aligned to the top,
    double roll hem toward base (d)
  • Then the back – right side down, aligned to the base, double roll hem
    toward top (e)

3. Pin (f), then stitch around the edges using a scant 1/4 inch seam (g).

4. Snip the corners, being careful not to cut through your stitching (h).
5. Turn right side out. Use a knitting needle or skewer to square corners. Then give a good iron, pressing edges out (i)
6. Finish with a top stitch using a 1/4 inch seam around the perimeter of the cushion (j).

7. Fill with the cushion insert to complete your cushion! (k)


We’ve curated five beautiful Liberty + Linen Cushion Cover kits featuring some of our favourite Liberty Fabrics designs with The Strawberry Thief Linens

Michelle A + Deep Blush

Felicite E + Rusty Orange

Thorpe C + Avocado

Betsy 19B + Light Jade

Libby B + Pale Sky

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