Cushion Types, Sizing, Installation, and Care Instructions

Types of Cushions

Boxed Edge Cushions

Cushion styles with a Boxed Edge are constructed with a vertical sidewall that is the same height as the thickness of the cushion. These types of cushions are made by assembling the top and bottom section of the cut fabric to the sidewall fabric to form a box.

Knife Edged Cushions

A Knife Edge cushion style is made by sewing the top and bottom fabric panels together to make a more traditional sewing seam, which is mid-height on the sides of the cushion.

Cushion Sizing Chart

Measure the width of the cushion (side to side), measure the length of the cushion (front to back), and the depth of the cushion (thickness), and enter the information on the product page. Measurements are in inches. If you have any different shape other than square or rectangle please email the dimensions and pics to [email protected].

How to Install Our Cushion Covers

Waterproof Canvas Zippered Cover

This is cover has a zippered back with a flap deflecting water to keep your cushions 100% protected from them elements. More rigid and firm than the poly-knit, and ready to handle the elements. The canvas waterproof features a plastic PVC backing with a waterproof coating, making it extremely durable and resilient. The fabric also has mold and UV resistance qualities.

Seat and Back Poly-Knit Cushion Cover

The cover for seat and back cushions is made like an envelope, it completely covers the cushion and has an overlapping flap on the back. It’s perfect for furniture styles where the back of the cushions is visible. This cover has side seams that run the length of the cushion and small seams at the corners to accommodate the thickness of the cushion while still creating a smooth fit.



Elastic Cushion Cover for Specialty Cushions

The seat cushion cover is made to cover the top and sides and stay firmly in place. This cover has elastic cord and a cord stop for quick and easy adjustments that create a smooth taut look and corner pleats that allow for the thickness of the cushion. The seat cushion cover remains in place sit after sit.

Please let us know if you have a cushion that isn’t square or rectangular, we can absolutely make a cover for any shape cushion, we just need to make the appropriate adjustments before cutting the fabric. Also, we love getting pictures of your furniture with your order and particularly appreciate before and after photos.

Care for Fig Leaf Cushion Covers

Fig Leaf Cushion Covers are washable. To remove pet hair, stains or any other contaminate machine wash on cold, and hang up to dry. After a machine wash you can also put them back your outdoor cushions and let the dry.

Direct sunlight will damage all fabrics. Our poly knit blend is one of the most fade resistant fabrics but over time the radiation of the sun will break down the fibers in any fabric. Fading will be more noticeable in darker colors. Dark colors absorb more UV rays than lighter colors. Polyester does an excellent job at disrupting UV light, as does nylon. Wool and silk are moderately effective. Cotton, rayon, flax and hemp fabrics often score low without added treatments.

  • To reduce the damage from direct sunlight position your cushions in as much shade as possible.
  • Take the covers off or bring your cushions inside if you will have a prolonged period of non-use.
  • If the sun comes in through your windows and directly hits a certain edge of your sofa, rotating it consistently can help the fading happen uniformly and evenly, whereas if you never rotate it, one area will be obviously more affected than the rest, most likely resulting in an unfortunate eyesore. Whether it’s bi-monthly, monthly, or even weekly, consistently revolving your furniture around can make any fading and damage look more gradual. This goes for cushions as well; flip them over now and then so that both sides get equally exposed to the sun’s rays.
  • There are numerous UV protective fabric sprays on the market that can decrease fading by 200-300%

Fig Leaf Cushion Covers are made from stretchy poly spandex knit fabric. If you have specialty size cushions (cushions that are not square or rectangle) or have any questions about sizing we’d be happy to help you decide which size is right for you, just send the dimensions and a picture of your cushions to [email protected].