When I sold
I recovered the cushions myself, what a big job. I didn't want to order that gnarly fabric from the factory, so I bought ultrasuede and it turned out nicely, but it was a lot
of work, 12 yards of fabric and 9 yards of zipper!
So now that I have the Boler
, the cushion covers are in good shape but not pristine enough for me, so to avoid the piping, surround-strips, and fighting heavy fabric on my non-industrial machine...I am going to take a short-cut, that'll make for easily washable covers, too.
I'm going to cut an outline of the cushion with an extra 14" perimeter, then dart to conform to the pad, and then put in heavy duty elastic in a casing around the edges. I think it should fit really snugly and look fitted, plus I can take them off to wash, or make others for spares. This way, no zippers, piping, wrestling (the drycleaner bag method is a great idea). I can use regular or even stretchy fabric.
I won't be doing these for a few weeks, but I'll put pix up when they're done.