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Tartan Christmas Cushions

Change your cushion covers to get into the Christmas spirit and make your home warm and Christmassy.

You will need:

Craft Cotton Co. Tartan Fat Quarter pack x 2

Co-ordinating threads and scrap fabrics for the embellishments

Sewing machine, pins or clips

Erasable fabric pen

Fabric glue

How to make:

Press fabrics on a cotton setting first. Use a ¼ “seam allowance throughout the project.


Take two matching fat quarters and measure 17” x 18” squares x 2 and cut these out.

If you are making different sizes then measure to match your cushion pads.

For the wreath cushion, place a plate onto one side of the cushion fabric and draw around with an erasable pen.

Next embellish the circle with anything you would like to use. I cut out some leaf and flower shapes from felt and glued these on using just a little fabric glue.

Machine or hand sew these in place and add as you go along until you’re happy with your design.

Place the two pieces of fabric together, right sides in, and sew along three sides, the forth side sewing 2 inches in along each side so you have a gap left to put in your cushion pad.

Turn the cushion cover the right sides out and press, then fold your cushion pad in half and gently push into the cushion cover, ensuring that the corners of the pad are pushed right into the corners of the cushion cover.

For the Sausage Dog Cushion I used the same method as above, but I drew out a dog shape, cut this out in a contrasting fabric then appliquéd it onto the cushion cover.

For the Christmas Tree Cushion I used the same method as above, but I used a contrasting fabric with the tartan and free-hand cut out some basic tree shapes which I appliquéd on to the cover. I added some rick-rack too.

Merry Christmas All xx

Made by Sally Mitton for the Craft Cotton Company 2017

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