Scatter cushions are a cheerful way to add a seasonal touch — and you can be extra smug about having made them yourself.
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What you will need to make Christmas cushions
- Plain fabric (100 x 42cm)
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Snowflake template (draw your own or download one here)
- Tailor’s chalk
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery thread
- 40cm square cushion pad
How to make Christmas cushions
- Lay the fabric right-side down, with the two shorter edges at each side. Use pins to mark 30cm from each end along the width, on the top and bottom edge.
- Turn the end in by 1cm, press, then turn another 1cm and press again. Sew along the edge to hem. Repeat with the other end.
- Fold both ends of the fabric, right sides together, to the pin points marked in step 1, and pin along the top and bottom edge – they should overlap in the centre and the fabric should now form a square shape. Sew along the top and bottom edge leaving a 1cm seam allowance.
- Turn the cover the right way round
and press the seams. Print out the snowflake template, then draw over the design with tailor’s chalk. Now place it, design-side down, onto the centre of your cushion cover, and press firmly to transfer the chalk onto the fabric.
- Using the embroidery needle and thread, sew the snowflake design onto the fabric – keep stitches taut without bunching the fabric. Finally, insert the cushion pad through the gap in the back.
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