First up - a really fast - and fairly half-assed - cushion cover:
So first we have to check out how this thing was put together - then make a plan to re-do it.
The zipper is pretty pointless though since you can't remove the cushions without ripping the buttons out anyway. Hence the stains remaining in situ.
The next step was doing just that - removing the foam cushions. I'm re-using those suckers. Again this was a fast and fairly half-assed approach.
So now we have the empty case - all I have to do is trace the outline onto new fabric.
The top piece is one full outline.
The back is 2 pieces with openings to fit the cushions into.
You can see below there are two open zippers between the back panels. Screw those zippers - they are totally unnecessary. All you really need in place of this is some extra fabric that lays over the opening, hiding the cushion and holding it in place. Think pillow shams.
Here's a close-up of the sham-flap thing I substituted for the zippers. So much easier! Really I was just looking for functional here so it didn't need to be beautiful.
I pinned the whole thing together inside-out and sewed all around the cover. Then I flipped it right side out and sewed a line straight down the middle of the flap. By doing this it separated the two sections - You can see how the flap overlaps the two back pieces.
Yay! It's done! Sooo much better!
Next project coming soon :)