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A giant stripy floor cushion
I made this giant cushion to use on the floor but it will look brilliant anywhere!

I used satin for the front of the cushion & a strong linen for the back of the cushion, so that it would be hard-wearing on the floor.

This is my first attempt at a how-to, so I hope it makes sense x

Posted by Scary Miss Mary! from Manchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Scary Miss Mary!'s 2 projects »
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  • Step 1

    The first thing you need to do is buy yourself a cushion inner. I wanted a large cushion, so I bought 1 measuring 24 inches.

  • Step 2

    I then made myself a pattern. This was a square measuring 22 inches. I made it a bit smaller than the cushion so that the cushion would be nice & pouffy.

  • Step 3

    The next step is to cut the satin into strips. I wanted a contrast between my stripes so I cut half of the stripes at 3/4 inch wide and half at 1 1/2 inches wide. The cushion would look just as nice if you cut all your stripes the same width though.

  • Step 4

    I then lay the strips of satin over the paper pattern and cut them to size to get a rough square shape. I left a 2 inch seam allowance at the ends of the stripes for a bit of give.

  • Step 5

    The next step is to sew all the stripes together to form one big square of fabric.

  • Step 6

    I then cut out 2 squares in the heavy linen using my pattern. I used a 2 inch seam allowance.

  • Step 7

    I then hand tacked the satin striped fabric onto 1 of the linen squares.

  • Step 8

    Next you will need to sew both sides of the cushion together. The best way is to put the 2 pieces right side to right side and then sew around 3 of the sides.

  • Step 9

    The final step is to put a zip into the final side of the cushion.

  • How to make a pillow/cushion. Giant Stripy Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Ok put the inner into your cushion cover & you have a lovely stripy cushion x

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