just happened to have some large cushions in my stash and we decided to use black twill. They do not look black in my photos, but they are.
Here's how I made them:
I used a T square along the cut edge of the fabric and drew a chalk line to ensure that it was straight.
Then I cut along the chalk line.
I knew the measurements of the cushions, but I laid one cushion on the fabric to check it before cutting.
(Hideous, aren't they, but I bought them to cover.)
Next I measured to the cutting line and drew another chalk line where the fold would be.
I placed the cushion on top of the folded fabric for one last check.
I folded and marked the fabric and cut it.
To make sure my seams would be straight, I marked the stitching lines.
I stitched along two sides, leaving one side open to put the cushion in.
Then I clipped the surplus fabric at the corners. You need to clip enough to make a good sharp corner,
but not so much that it will fray when turned through.
Finally, I put the cushions into their covers, tucked in the seam allowance and stitched the ends closed by hand. (You could stitch them by machine if you wanted to.)