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Make a Cushion Cover - beginners DIY tutorial

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
  • pins
  • 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 appliqu├ęs!

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