The Home of Homemade: Cushions
You can never have too many cushions and what better way to add another than with something completely personal to you? Whether you prefer to sew by hand or are a whiz with a sewing machine, creating one of these homely Christmas cushions couldn’t be easier. Follow our step by step guide below and soon you’ll be whipping up a cosy creation for yourself.
Perfect for your sofa, bed or even the guest room, these cushions can be made in any colour you desire and decorated with bows, ribbon and pom poms galore, so get creative! Why not wrap up one of these festive cushions and give it to someone as a gift?
1. Measure the height and width of your cushion insert and write down your measurements. To find out the size of the fabric you need to cut, you will need to do the below:
- add seam allowance to the width measurement (2.5cm)
- multiply the height measurement by 2 and then add 15cm.
As an example, our smallest cushion was 35cm square so the fabric we cut was 37.5cm wide by 50cm long.
2. On a short end, fold your fabric over 1cm and iron flat, then fold a further 1.5cm and sew across to hem. Repeat on the other short end.
3. With your fabric’s right sides together, fold in the short ends to the middle and overlap the fabric by 10cm as shown below. Pin & stitch down the sides.
4. Trim the excess from the corners and then turn your cushion cover the right way out. Iron flat and pop on your cushion!
5. Use felt to create appliques for your cushions. We used glitter felt in red and green to create some holly leaves and berries. These were hand stitched on using embroidery thread but could also be done with a sewing machine. Have fun and experiment with different patterns to decorate your cushions.