Simple lace cushion that anyone can make

Give your bed boudoir style with our delightful idea

lace cushion in purple shades

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Try our oh-so-pretty cushion, inspired by the dusky lilac 
and plum shades of Elizabeth's bedroom. We made our 
cushion, but you could also trim a ready-made one with lace for the 
same effect if you're short on time.

You will need:

50cm x 110cm Lilac fabric, £5 per m, John Lewis
2 x lace motifs, £4.50, MacCulloch & Wallis 2.10m x lace trim, £3 per m, 
John Lewis Sewing machine
41cm x 41cm 
Ecru duck feather cushion pad, from £3.99, Dunelm

lace cushion and lilac fabric

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Step one

From the lilac fabric, cut one 42cm x 42cm front and two 30cm x 42cm back pieces. Turn over 1cm then 1cm again along one 42cm-side of each back. Pin, press and machine stitch the hem.

hand stitch around to secure

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Step two

Pin the lace motifs in place and hand stitch around to secure. Fold the lace trim in half and pin around the cushion, with the fold of the lace along the raw edge of fabric. Fold the ends back for 
a neat finish. Machine stitch in place.

machine stitches and wooden table

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Step three

Place the cushion front right 
side up and pin the two cushion backs on top, so the hemmed edges overlap in the middle. Pin and machine stitch around. Turn the right 
way and add the cushion pad.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.