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We can make cushion covers and supply pads of any size, to your requirements. There really is no limit to the style of cover; we have had a huge range of experience in making suggestions regarding design. We can also make up cushion pads with a polyester filling, to any size or shape.

A range of different styles are shown on our cushion prices page. This list is not exhaustive so if you have any special requirements please just contact us (on 01553 340137) to discuss.

A 40cm square cushion with piped edges and zip in one seam, including cushion pad (but excluding fabric) would be around £15.

Backing fabrics

We would usually recommend high quality cotton velvet to back your cushion as it shows the tapestry to best effect, though silk moirés or linens can also be used.

We are able to supply backing fabric and we stock a huge range of velvet colours. Whilst we stock a smaller colour range for other fabrics we can always supply your needs though please be aware that this may take a little longer. If you know what colour you would like us to match please supply wool or a fabric scrap for us to use, or describe the required colour by reference to a particular part of the design (for example "the darkest green from the leaves"). Alternatively, just leave it up to us and we will ensure that your cushion is beautiful.

If you would prefer to supply your own fabric that's fine but please note that not all materials will be suitable so if you're unsure we would recommend that you discuss this with us first (in particular Dralon and nylon velvet do not work well).

Finishing touches

Cushions can be left plain or finished with a piped edged (to match your chosen backing fabric) or with hand sewn furnishing cord (please see our custom made page for more information). We can also set your cushion into a border, with or without piping or cord. We stock a large selection of cords and can supply these in any style or colour; just let us know what you require or leave us to choose for you.  Bobbles also make a jolly finish for many more modern pieces and we can supply these in a range of colours and sizes.

We can also supply tassels to enhance your cushions. These can be machine or handmade and can be made exactly to match the wool colours in your work if required. Prices for machine made tassels are shown on our our cushion prices page while prices for handmade tassels can be found on our custom made page.

Completing the cushion

Every cushion panel is individually stretched and dressed before being made up in your chosen style with a back zip opening to facilitate dry cleaning. A pad of fire-retardant quality polyester will then be made especially to fit the size of the finished cover.

On completion the cushion is steam brushed and packed in protective packaging before dispatch.

Order form

Please send a completed Cushion Order Form with your order (or the same information in a covering letter).