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How to Make a Heart Cushion Cover

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Scatter cushions are great for adding a splash of colour or interest. Here's how to make a great looking heart cushion cover that looks more complicated than it really is (don't tell your friends).

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How to make

Step 1

Measure your cushion and cut out a square of fabric to match its height and width.

Step 2

Using your tape measure, make a mark 1¼ inches from the bottom of the fabric. Then make another mark ¾ of an inch above this.

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Step 3

Continue to make marks, ¾ of an inch apart until you reach the top of the fabric (you may have a little left over which is ok). Then draw straight lines across the fabric, using your marks as a guide.

Step 4

Pick out some fat quarter colours that you like and cut to 2.5 inches x 21 inches

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Step 5

Fold them along their length so that the raw edges meet and press along the fold.

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Step 6

Lay out the strips on the fabric, once you are happy with the design start sewing the strips by lining up the raw edges with the lines. I have used a quarter of an inch seam allowance.

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Step 7

Start at the bottom and lay each strip on top of the previous one, until you reach the top and trim away any excess fabric.

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Step 8

If you are using a square cushion, cut the back fabric 1 inch larger on all sides. If you are using a shaped cushion, draw around it leaving an inch between the mark and the pad.

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Step 9

Cut out the back and use it as a template to cut out a matching piece from the front fat quarter covered fabric.

Step 10

Line up the two pieces and pin together.

Step 11

Sew around the edge using a narrow seam allowance, I've use a quarter of an inch.

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Step 12

Once you have finished sewing, trim away any excess fabric from the edge and turn right side out.

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Step 13

Insert the cushion pad and close up your gap in the cover.

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