Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Twelve Days of Handmade Christmas - Day 1: Simple Envelope-Back Cushion

The first in our series of Twelve (non-consecutive) Days of Handmade Christmas from The Drapery. Handmade Christmas gifts are thoughtful, cost-effective and kind to the earth. And they're just as rewarding to give as they are to receive.

Simple Envelope-Back Cushion

Materials:

  • 50cm cut of printed cotton or cotton/linen blend (we've used Umbrella Prints Hearts in Persimmon on Organic Cotton)
  • 50cm cut of Heavyweight Natural Linen
  • Matching cotton thread
  • 50cm square Innergreen cushion insert made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles


Cut 1 piece of your patterned fabric 50 x 50cm square for the cushion front.
Cut 2 pieces of linen 50 x 40cm for the envelope-style cushion back.

Sew a double-fold hem on one 50cm side of each piece of linen.

Lay your fabric out:
- Patterned fabric, right side up.
- First piece of linen on top, raw edges matching raw edges of patterned fabric, hem facing up.
- Second piece of linen in opposite direction, so the two hemmed edges overlap at centre.


Pin edges and sew with a 1.5cm seam all around. Trim edges with pinking shears and/or finish with a zigzag stitch to prevent unravelling. Clip the points off at corners about 5mm from stitching.

Turn cover in right way and press. Pop the insert in and you're done.

- Jane & Fiona xx

PS - you will have enough leftover fabric to make another cover!






2 comments:

  1. On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love made for me... love it...am slightly biased! Excited to see your next 11!

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  2. I admire your project of 12 days! I am up for the challenge and will follow along too! Sewing Room, here I come!

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