Really easy DIY Mother’s Day gifts
Attach your pom poms to the cushion cover with a needle and thread. Just thread through the cushion cover out into the pom pom and back in again until the pom pom feels secure. Add in a cheap cushion pad and there you go – mega texture and layering for under a tenner!
If you do want to have a go at making your own cushion covers, the tools that you need for a bog standard 50cmx50cm cushion are:
- Just over a metre of your desired fabric (upholstery fabric is best as its more durable and looks nicer, but a basic cotton fabric is also fine). If purchasing one piece of fabric it will need to be at least 110cm in length and 55cm wide.
- Needle, thread, scissors.
- Inner cushion
- 41cm zip
HOW TO MAKE A CUSHION COVER:
- Cut your fabric into two 55cmx55cm squares.
- Lay them with the outer print face down on each other.
- Attach them together with pins around the edge of the material.
- Using what is called a ‘back stitch’ (where you sew so there is no gap between the stitches), sew in a straight line for the three sides of the square cushion cover near the edge of the material, meeting at the corners.
- For the fourth side, attach in the zip. This is the most difficult bit as you have to make sure you sew the zip the right way round! Pin the zip edge with the zip facing away from you. Sew down one side of the zip, unzip the zip then do the same the other side.
- Turn the cushion cover out the right way and insure your inner cushion, zip up your zip and there you go, your own home crafted cushion!
And here is my peacock cushion that i created on my reading chair at home!