Like a frill, bordered cushions can make the size of a cushion seem larger than it really is.
The types for borders are either single, double or padded. They can be used along with other decoration such as piping or ribbon but are lovely enough not to need extra touches but the end result is entirely upon your taste.
Some other names for bordered cushions are Flanged and Oxford. The simplest type to do is extending the cushion size beyond the filling. This is also known as the false oxford as a proper Oxford cushion has two borders.
These can be made using a cushion pad or by putting the filling directly into the cushion without an inner case. This would then mean the whole cushion will have to be washed when it needs to be cleaned. I personally prefer to have an inner case and remove the cover.
Although the actual pad needs to be washing every six months, or however often you prefer, the pad could loose its plumpness if washed too often.
Making a simple Bordered,Flanged or False Oxford cushion (without an inner case)
Making a simple bordered cushion cover (with an inner pad).
It can also be place
just beneath the bordered edge. Then the back will have to be cut
unevenly. For example if the finished cushion was 14 inches (35.5cms)
square then the back would be cut 10 inches (25.5 cms) and 4 inches
(10cms) with added seam allowance to include the fastening.
After deciding on where your fastening will be placed, cut out the back in two pieces and sew in your choice of fastening.
have now completed the steps to making bordered cushions. These give a
look that is just a little bit different. Making the border padded or
doubled will give another twist to these cushions.