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Envelope cushion




Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



This is by far the easiest cushion to make as it is a very simple design and doesn't need a zip or buttons to close so you can easily knock one up in an hour. I love to be able to hug and snuggle into my cushions so I don't add hard decorations such as buttons etc as they would just get in the way but you can add embellishments if you want. Anyway here is the basic design, you can personalise it as you see fit, have fun.



You will need:



Fabric (I'm using fleece as it's intended for a young child so
I want it really soft & squishy, but most fabrics are suitable for this project)
Cushion pad
Sewing machine
Basic sewing equipment (scissors, pins, tape-measure etc)
Iron & ironing board


Things to make and do - Envelope cushion




What to do



1. Cut a piece of washed & ironed fabric 4 cm wider than your cushion pad and 2 times as long (my cushion pad is 46cm x 46cm so I cut my fabric 50cm x 115cm).

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



2. At the two short ends turn the fabric over by 1cm to create a hem, then turn it over again to make a double hem and pin in place.

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



3. Iron the hems then sew and remove pins.

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



4. Place the fabric wrong side down and fold in the ends so that they overlap each other equally. The folded fabric length should now be the size of your cushion pad, if it isn't then just move each end a little until it is the right size. Pin the whole fabric to hold in place while you sew the sides.

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



5. Sew the sides using a 2cm seam allowance. Remove pins.

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



6. Turn your cushion cover the right way out, carefully poking out the corners and then insert your cushion pad.

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion



7. Your cushion is now ready to hug.

Things to make and do - Envelope cushion





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