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How to use up fabric scraps – flower cushion

Crafter's Companion – 18/04/19

How many cushions is too many cushions? There is no limit! For this installment of our ‘How to use up scraps’ series, we’re sharing this gorgeous flower cushion project from Abi Bramdaw.

We’re more than certain that this cushion will go down a storm with little girls or you could even gift it as a gift for a birthday or Mother’s Day! Abi’s gone for a bold pink colour scheme, but you can choose any colour that you like for your flower centrepiece, depending on the scraps that you have available.

You will need:

  • Template download
  • Two 47cm x 31.7cm (18.5″ x 12.5″) pieces of blue fabric
  • One 47cm x 47cm (18.5″ x 18.5″) square of floral patterned fabric
  • 45.7cm x 45.7cm (18″ x 18″) square cushion pad
  • Blue patterned fabric
  • 1m of pink felt
  • Button
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Sewing machine
  • Threaders erasable fabric pen
  • Computer and printer
  • Iron

Step 1

Download the template stated in the materials list and use it to cut out a selection of petals from pink felt and a circle from blue patterned fabric.

Step 2

Run a line of gathering stitches around the flat edge of all five large petals on a long length of thread. Once all the stitches are made, pull the thread until the petals gather naturally and tie and cut the thread. Repeat with the medium and small petals to form flowers.

Step 3

Create a cushion cover by hemming one of the long edges on each of the two pieces of blue fabric. Place these pieces right sides together on top of the floral fabric square, lining up the raw edges – there will be an overlap in the middles. Stitch around all four sides to create an envelope opening and turn it through.

Step 4

Insert the cushion pad into the cover. Gather the edge of the circle from Step 1 to create a Suffolk Puff and build all of the elements on to the front of the cushion cover as a shown.

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