Happy Monday everyone 🙂
This Make it Monday post is half way through the year of Make it Monday’s!
Today I’m sharing with you a tutorial to make a pom-pom trim cushion in under 2 hours. At the end you’ll have a delightful envelope backed cushion to brighten up any seating area.
You will need
Step 1: Gather together all your materials.
Step 2: To make templates you’ll need a large sheet of paper and the dimensions of your cushion. For the front template draw out a square shape. For the back template make the template the same width as the front but make the length 8cm longer (this increased fabric will make the envelope opening to insert the cushion pad).
Step 3: Cut the back template in half. You should now have 3 paper templates.
Step 4: Place the paper templates on the wrong side of the fabric, pin and cut out allowing a 1cm seam allowance. Remove the templates so you are left with the cut fabric.
Step 5: Turn the front piece of fabric right side up and start pinning the pom pom trim to it. The pom poms must face the centre of the fabric square. Continue until the entire edge of the cushion has the trim pinned in place.
Step 6: Sew the trim in place using a straight stitch all the way round the fabric.
Step 7: Sew a rolled hem on the opening edge of both the upper and lower pieces of back fabric.
Step 8: Place all 3 pieces of fabric right side together and pin all the way around. Ensure that the pom poms are clear of the area to be stitched. The 2 back pieces should overlap to form the envelope.
Step 9: Sew a straight stitch all the way around the fabric, then go around again with a zig-zag stitch to prevent any fraying which may occur.
Step 10: Turn the fabric right side out, making sure you poke out the corners. Insert the cushion pad into the cover and smooth the envelope fold so that the fabric sits flat – there should be no strain on it.
Step 11: Yay! you’ve finished the cushion. Why don’t you sit down with a cup of tea and test out how comfy your handywork is.
Have a great week.