You’ll be no stranger to my love of a gorgeous cushion, they have the ability to easily take your space to the next level. But a lovely cushion will often set you back a pretty penny, which is why I’ve spent so much time showing you how to make your own. Recently a few round velvet cushion styles caught my eye on pinterest, and I know I would have to make my own.
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For this round cushion I decided it was easier to go with a sewn up style rather than one with an opening. I found that this was a good idea because it kept it’s round shape well, rather than the ones with the openings tend to go a little oblong. Watch the video below to see more.
Using something round as a template (we used a basket) cut out two pieces of your velvet fabric. Our was 50cm (20 inches) wide, you should make it it bigger than you think because they shrink once you put the stuffing inside.
Using your scissors, cut out the two pieces. A good way to ensure they match is to double up the fabric and cut them together.
Put your pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing in, and then pin them together, leaving a gap on one side for inserting the stuffing.
Using your sewing machine, sew all the way around the edge, around 1cm (half inch) in.
Once you are done, turn your cushion inside out through the hole in the edge. Iron it down flat.
Fill your cushion with stuffing, pushing it to the edges so that it is a nice round shape. Then, sew the opening shut by hand.
It’s time to add two covered buttons to each side. By sewing them together through the middle you will create the donut gathered shape which makes it look better. Watch the video for details about how to make your covered button, but you will need a kit which includes button fronts, backs as well as a pusher and shell which essentially wedges the fabric into the back of the button keeping it tight across the front. Its so easy to do and looks really polished.
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Photos by Kit Lee.