There are going to be three different styles from upcycling an old jumper with a zipped cushion, to using a scarf for a furoshiki inspired update and making a simple envelope style cushion.
Rad which is just that little bit too small and I wanted to have it on show in my work space), Zip, Cushion insert/old cushion, sewing machine, thread, scissors, pinking shears and tape measure.
Step 2: Place your zip, zipper side down on the right side of your fabric and pin in place, then use your sewing machine to sew in place.
Step 3: Place your backing fabric onto the zipper so that the right side of the fabric are together, pin in place and then sew in place.
Step 4: Open the zipper to create a hole for later and then lay the fabrics right sides together and pin and sew around the outsides to create your cushion.
Step 5: Using my pinking shears, I cut around off the excess from around the seams and used my scissors to trim off the corners to make them point better when turned inside out.
Step 6: Turn your cushion inside out and insert your cushion/insert. They you are done and you can start to enjoy it.
For the Furoshiki cushion you will need: a scarf/piece of square fabric and cushion insert.
Put your cushion pad in the middle of the scarf, so that the scarf is diagonal on. Grab the corners and tie in the middle and tuck in the ends. Then grab the other corners and do the same. Pulling the scarf into position with wrapping the ends in.
Furoshiki is the Japanese art of wrapping and folding fabric to be able to carry items, but has more recently used to wrap presents and cushions. It looks really effective for a cushion I think and can be changed so easily that they can come in useful for outdoor floor cushions too.
For the envelope cushion you will need: Fabric (mine was from Maud's Fabric Finds), scissors, pinking shears, cushion insert, thread, sewing machine and tape measure.
Step 2: Wrap over with the wrong sides outwards to make your envelope shape. You want to make sure there is a good overlap of the end seems so that the cushion is not seen.
Step 3: Pin your unsewn edges in place and sew along, making sure you keep the stitches strong - so perhaps a zig zag stitch or small straight stitch. Using your pinking shears cut off any excess and trim the corners at diagonals.
Step 4: Turn your cushion right side out and make the points in the corners. Insert your cushion pad and you are ready to use it.
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