by - Thursday, March 20, 2014

Browsing through my local fabric store, I stumbled across some fabric that caught my eye! It immediately reminded me of a lovely married couple I know. What made it even better though, was there was a girl version and a boy version. So I thought I'd make them His and Hers cushions!!

I wanted to make proper cushions with zips, so I thought I'd quickly share how I made them, for anyone wanting to do the same. They were easier than I thought!

You'll need fabric, thread, a zipper and a cushion insert.

 Measure your cushion insert, from one side seam to the opposite side seam. Add 1cm seam allowance for each side. Cut two pieces of fabric out to your measurements. Lay right sides together.
 Insert your zip, and stitch above and below it.
 With right sides together, pin all the way around the edge, and make sure your zipper is OPEN! (I may or may not have learnt this the hard way.)
 Stitch right the way around using your 1cm seam allowance. Clip corners.
Turn inside out and press. Then put your cushion insert inside!

Give it ago if you like! There is gorgeous fabric out there that will brighten up any room in your house! And they can be done in 20 minutes!

Happily Yours,

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