Give your bed boudoir style with our delightful idea
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
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.
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.
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.