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How to Make a Christmas Cushion Cover

Everyone loves a cushion to decorate their home with and so why not make the Christmas season extra special by making your very own Christmas cushion cover, with this easy step-by-step. Not only is it a perfect decoration for the festive period that can be used year after year but will also make a great handmade gift for a loved one too.

You can be as creative as you wish with this Christmas craft project; we have a great range of Christmas fabrics to choose from, so you can choose a design that suits your style. For this ‘how to make a Christmas cushion cover guide’, we have made a simple envelope style opening and have used the tapestry fabric, Christmas Fern Rust. You could use any fabric to suit your interiors, and you could even attach fringing or pom poms to the edges, for that extra special festive touch!

What You Will Need

What You Will Need

  • Fabric – approx. 60 x 137cm
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • 20” Cushion Inner
  • Tape Measure
Step One

Step One

Firstly, measure and cut out one 20” x 20” square of fabric for the front and two 20” x 14” pieces to form your back.

Step Two

Step Two

Now, hem the two back pieces by folding one edge over half an inch and pin. On one piece, hem the bottom edge and on the other piece hem the top edge (make sure the pattern is always facing the right way up). Now sew this edge on the sewing machine.

Step Three

Step Three

Next, lay the main fabric piece face up and place the two back pieces face down on top of this front piece. Make sure the first piece you lay down has the hemmed edge on the bottom and the second piece has the hemmed edge on the top. This will form the envelope backing.

Step Four

Step Four

Align the edges and pin all the pieces together, sew along these edges on the sewing machine.

Step Five

Step Five

Cut the corners at an angle, making sure not to cut into the stitching. This helps to create the points when you turn the cushion cover the right side around.

Step Six

Step Six

Now turn your cushion cover the right side around, making sure to push out the corners well.

Step Seven

Step Seven

Insert your cushion inner and you now have a lovely Christmas cushion cover for your home!

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