How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover

How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing

Scatter cushions are great for adding a splash of colour or interest. Here’s how to make a great looking heart cushion cover that looks more complicated than it really is (don’t tell your friends).

Time to Make: approx. 1 hour

Skill Level: Beginner

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make
  1. Measure your cushion and cut out a square of fabric to match its height and width.
  2. Using your tape measure, make a mark 1 ¼ inches from the bottom of the fabric. Then make another mark ¾ of an inch above this.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  3. Continue to make marks, ¾ of an inch apart until you reach the top of the fabric (you may have a little left over which is ok). Then draw straight lines across the fabric, using your marks as a guide.
  4. Pick out some jelly roll strips that you like and cut them in half.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  5. Fold them along their length so that the raw edges meet and press along the fold.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  6. Lay out the strips on the fabric, once you are happy with the design start sewing the strips by lining up the raw edges with the lines. I have used a quarter of an inch seam allowance.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  7. Start at the bottom and lay each strip on top of the previous one, until you reach the top and trim away any excess fabric.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  8. If you are using a square cushion, cut the back fabric 1 inch larger on all sides. If you are using a shaped cushion, draw around it leaving an inch between the mark and the pad.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewingHow to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  9. Cut out the back and use it as a template to cut out a matching piece from the front jelly roll covered fabric.
  10. Line up the two pieces and pin together.
  11. Sew around the edge using a narrow seam allowance, I’ve use a quarter of an inch. Tip: remember to leave a large enough gap so that you can turn the cover and insert the cushion pad.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  12. Once you have finished sewing, trim away any excess fabric from the edge and turn right side out.
    Top Tip! . . .If you are using a shaped cushion pad, clip a little way into the seam along the curved edges. This will help with easing the fabric around the cure and you won’t get any puckering.
    How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing
  13. Insert the cushion pad and close up your gap in the cover.

How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover #quilting #beginner #heart #sewing

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