Caroline’s easy peasy 14″ cushion cover tutorial
Caroline has been my right hand in the shop for a little over a year now and in that time she’s become quite talented at sewing and crochet. Lately she’s been dreaming up lots of project ideas for The Daily Stitch and I am thrilled to share her first tutorial with you today! These fat quarter-friendly cushion covers are quick and easy, perfect for brightening or freshening up a room. Thanks, Caroline!
You will need:
- 2 Fat Quarters (50cm x 56cm)
- 50cm of Vilene woven interfacing
- 2 colours matching thread
1. Cut 2 pieces, one smaller than the other one.
Piece A: back – 20’’ x 16’’
Piece B: front – 12’’ x 16’’
2. Interfacing – Iron on the interfacing by placing it in the middle of your main fabric.
Piece A: back – 16’’ x 12’’
Piece B: front – 8’’ x 12”
3. Make your ties.
Main fabric: Cut two long pieces 10’’ x 1 ½ ’’
Interfacing: 18” x 1’’
Iron on the interfacing. Fold and press one raw edge of the tie, wrong sides together. Then fold the pressed edge over to enclose the other raw edge and create a flat tube. Sew down the middle. (Alternatively you could sew a tube right sides together and turn right side out.)
4. Pin piece A to piece B right sides together at the short ends and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance.
Optional: Incorporate a fun top stitch to use with a different color of thread. Something that contrasts or makes your prints stand out. Stitch your unique style ½’’ from the seam that connects the different prints.
5. Hem your cushion and add ties.
– Fold your hem half an inch and pin a tie to the middle of each side (Around 6 ½’’ from the top)
– Sew both sides.
6. Fold right sides together and pin as shown in the picture and sew with 1/4″ seam allowance.
7. Flip it right side out.