Over the the Summer, we moved the girls into the bigger bedrooms. Big bedrooms for big grown up girls going to school. (sad sigh from mummy) But there’s always a silver lining isn’t there, and mine comes in the form of my very own little craft room/office/reading room/QUIET PLACE!
Have a look at my Pinterest board of the ideas I had. I added a choral pink accent to the grey, blue and mustard colour scheme and I love it. A while back I acquired some unwanted fabric samples from Next. Have a look here at the first project I made with them. After a search through the folded pile I came across this striped upholstery fabric. I wanted the day bed to be cosy and full of comfy cushions, and the soft blues and creams are a nice compliment to the other colours.
Now this make is totally void of any correct technique in terms of making cushion covers, however I like the outcome and managed to use this cut off really well I think. The piece has a curtain ring attached to it so I’ve figured this into the design. So here goes
You will need
- Cushion – mine measured 16in x 16in
- Fabric of your choice – mine measured 27in x 27in
- Button designed for jeans or a toggle or a strong large button
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
- Place cushion on the fabric. I chose to to have an asymmetric pattern
- Fold three of the corners in to the middle, trying to match up your pattern. Pin and sew in place. I used a zig zag stitch. Make your cushion cover slightly smaller than the dimensions of the cushion and this will give you a more plumped up effect.
- Push the back of the button clasp through the inside of the cover and snap the front of the clasp on.
- Attach a loop of elastic to your button/toggle and then feed through and secure. If you don’t have a hole already in the fabric you could just sew the elastic to the corner that’s left unsewn, and secure it to your button/toggle in the same way.
So there it is…an alternative pattern and very easy cushion cover to make.