Jazz up your home with a bright, fun pompom cushion!
This cushion is really easy to make, with no tricky fastenings or complicated bits to sew. It’s the perfect project for a beginner, and a really quick, fun and simple way to brighten up your home.
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Step 1: First thing you’re going to do is create the pattern for your seat cushion. Measure your chair to work out how big you need to make the pattern. Measure your length of ribbon so that it is half the width you want your cushion, plus 1.5cm for seam allowance.
Hold the ribbon firmly on the paper with one hand, and holding both the other end of the ribbon taut as well as a pencil in the other hand, draw round in a circle. Then cut the circle out.
Step 3: One the right side of one of your fabric circles, pin your trim all the way round, with the pompoms facing inwards.
Make sure the pompom tape is going to be caught in the seam allowance so that it doesn’t show on the outside of the cushion when it’s finished. Keep it within 1.5cm of the edge of the fabric. Cut off any excess trim.
Step 6: Using a 1.5cm seam allowance, sew the front and back pieces together, leaving a 10cm gap so you can turn it the right way round.
Tip! Place double pins at both sides of the opening so that you know where to start – and more importantly, remember where to stop!
Make sure you backstitch at the beginning and end of this line of stitching.
Step 7: Because the cushion is circular if we try and turn it the right way out now there will be a lot of tension on the seam and it won’t sit flat. So we need to clip into the seam allowance. Using small sharp scissors, snip into the seam allowance at regular intervals all around the cushion, except where you have left the gap. Make sure you don’t snip into the stitching!