This page will contain the sewing instructions you may need to make the different basic designs of cushions.
If there are variations on the basic design then the way to sew those will be on the individual pages.
Simple, Basic or Knife edge cushion
This is the beginning of making a cushion, and is the most straight forward one. This has a front piece and a back piece of material. The gap in this cushion can have a fastening of your choice or simply slip stitched closed.
Boxed edge cushion
This design of cushion is a variation of the simple design. This has a gusset or welt between the front and the back pieces of fabric. These can be made for inside use or outside.The gap can either have a fastening attached or slip stitched closed.
This design is also a variation of the simple one and a frill is attached between the front and the back of the cushion. The fastening can be hidden in the seam, placed down the centre of the back or slip stitched closed.
A different shaped cushion as this is an elongated, cylindrical kind. One piece of material is used for making the body with circular pieces inserted at each end. There can be a gap left in the seam to allow for a fastening or the gap can be slip stitched closed.
This is probably one of the smallest cushions you will make. These can be made as plain or as fancy as you like and in all kinds of designs.
These cushions are made from bits of material sewn together to make a new fabric. These can be joined in different shapes to give different pattern.
Please remember that soft furnishing should not be placed near or on any form of heat source. Your safety is important so please take care.
I have included items from Amazon such as fastenings, different fillings, ribbons, fabrics, buttons, books and other items that will help you with your cushion creations.
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