Could you make a cushion in 10mins? That’s the challenge we set interiors bloggers at our Housetohome Bloggers’ Breakfast on Wednesday, which also provided the perfect launch pad for our lovely little blog. With some bloggers claiming that they hadn’t sat in front of a machine since school (some never), everyone loved the experience and got instant cushion satisfaction.
Want to know how to do it… go on then, here’s my tutorial:
1 Cut a piece of fabric 100cm x 42cm (using one selvedge edge as one of the shorter sides will mean you only have to sew one hem rather than two). Turn over 1cm, then 1cm again for a hem to the wrong side of the short raw edge, pin and press. Machine stitch this hem.
2 Place your piece of fabric right side up on a flat surface. Fold the hemmed edge towards the middle by 29cm. Repeat with the selvedge edge, so they overlap in the middle by 11cm, selvedge edge on top. Pin at the sides and machine stitch – you’ll have a 40cm square. Turn, press and add your cushion pad.
Thanks to the lovely peeps at Dunelm for supplying the fabrics and sewing machines:
Fabrics Bird Trail fabric, £8.99 per m; Summersdale red floral fabric, £8.99 per m; Seaside Blue Elsie fabric, £8.99 per m; Ellacombe Seaside Blue fabric, £8.99 per m; Essentials Ecru duck feather cushion pad, £3.49 each; Janome DMX100 sewing machine, £54.99; all Dunelm.
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