Make a gorgeous statement cushion

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  • Give a room an instant lift by sewing this stunning cushion design

    For each of the following designs, start by making an envelope statement cushion cover:

    1) Cut a piece of fabric 4cm bigger than your cushion pad – for example if your pad is 40cm x 40cm, cut a piece 44cm x 44cm. This is the front of your cushion. To create the back, cut two pieces the same width as your front piece of fabric and 15cm shorter in length. So for a 40cm x 40cm cushion, you’ll need to cut two pieces of 44cm x 29cm.

    2) Hem one 44cm side on each of the two back pieces (turning 1cm over, then another 1cm), then lay the front panel flat with ‘right’ side up and the back pieces on top with ‘right’ sides down and the hems overlapping in the centre.

    3) Stitch the four outside edges together, 1cm in from the edge. Turn inside out, poke corners out and slot the cushion pad in.

    Each cushion cover will need a cushion pad
    These are available in a wide range of sizes, with 40cm x 40cm the standard size. Prices depend on the filling, with polyester ones starting from under £1, and feather ones costing around £5. Find them at IKEA, Wilkinsons, Dunelm Mill and John Lewis.

    Click here for instructions on how to make the cushion pictured.

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