DIY cushion cover – Awesome applique cushion with scraps from kids old clothes
- Material – enough to cover your cushion pad. Instruction to make a cushion cover here.
- Scraps of material in different colours and patterns
- Fusible iron on webbing / fabric liner
- Sewing machine
First cut the cushion fabric, and put to one side to see up at a later stage. Next choose a range of fonts, and print out at sizes that fit best on your cushion. Take the fusible iron on webbing, and using a sharpie felt tip draw the letter onto the fusible backing. Make sure you draw on the fusible side, so that the font is the correct way up. It will show through to the other side, to give you a template for cutting.
Allocate a scrap of fabric to each font, and iron the fusible webbing to the fabric. Repeat for each letter/ fabric combination.
Once all fabrics are fused, cut out the letters ready for sewing, using scissors or a craft knife. The fusible webbing will stop the letters from fraying.
Next take the front cover of the cushion cover fabric. Pin or tack each of the letters in place according to your design. Using a short zig zag stitch, sew each of the letters in place. Once all the rest are in place, sew up the cushion cover, and insert the cushion pad. I chose the word “awesome” but this could work really well for a childs bedroom using their own name. These scraps are all from Abbi’s old clothes. I get a rush of memories even from these little scraps.