Make a square cushion by Cath Kidston

Square cushion

Lovely fabric cushion cover by Cath Kidston




Making a square cushion cover doesn’t require any more skills than making your own fabric door stops! The following instructions will guide you through the 5 steps to create your perfect fabric cushion.

Before to start, you will need to have 75x65cm ticking, 30x50cm floral fabric in similar weight (visit our cotton fabric section to browse our range), 2 large buttons (John Lewis is a great place to buy sewing & knitting stuff!), some matching sewing thread, a sewing kit, a sewing machine and 45cm square cushion pad.

Ticking stripes and pretty floral prints always complement each other, so do not hesitate to mix and match the two to create this deceptively simple cushion.

square cushion pattern

Step 1: With right sides facing, sew the side fronts to the long edges of the centre front. Press the seams open.

Step 2: Hem the top edges of the bottom back panel by pressing under 1cm, then a further 4cm. Pin and stitch down. Neaten the lower edge of the top back panel in the same way.

Step 3: Position the cushion front and bottom back panel together, with right sides facing, lining up the raw edges. Lay the top panel in place, again matching the edges.

Step 4: Pin the three pieces together, then sew around all four sides. Clip the corners (when you reach a corner, keep the needle down and lift the presser foot. Turn the fabric and continue along the next edge. Trim the allowance to within 2mm of the stitch line. Turn right side out and gently ease the corner into shape with a blunt pencil) and turn the cover right side out. Press lightly.

Step 5: Insert the pad and fasten the cover by sewing the buttons securely through both panels, 2cm down from the edge and 12.5cm in from the corners.

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