Hi everyone welcome to another week of Make it Monday featuring another fun tutorial for beginner sewer's like myself. This week's DIY tutorial is to make a cushion cover using a fat quarter and calico so here is what you need to begin:
- fat quarter (cut to the size of the cushion with a 2 inch seam allowance)
- calico (cut to the size of the cushion with a 2 inch seam allowance)
- matching thread
- push buttons (3 pairs)
- a needle
- a pen or tailors chalk
- a cushion of any size
Step 1: Gather your materials and measure out the fabric required, leaving a seam allowance of around 2 inches.
Step 2: Pin the material right sides facing each other and leaving the top of the cushion un-pinned
Step 3: Sew all around the fabric with a zig-zag stitch
Step 4: On the top edge of the un-closed seam, hand sew in the push buttons ensuring the are lined up correctly - I used a pen to mark where I wanted the buttons to go.
Then turn inside out (the right way around)
add the cushion, fluff the cushion and close the push buttons
you now have a brand new cushion cover - feel free to add pretty things to it like lace, yo-yos or appliqués!