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'Diggers’ Personalised Cushion…

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

Project by Michelle Roberts AKA Creative Blonde

Fabric: Diggers

Follow my tutorial to make a super cute 16” cushion cover, which can be personalised for an extra special gift.


  • 16”x 16” Navy blue fabric

  • Two backing pieces measuring 16” x 11” and 16” x 9” (I used arrows on white and the cogs on orange from the fabric collection)

  • 15” cushion pad

  • FQ of the diggers on mint green fabric

  • FQ of the arrows on white and the cogs on orange fabric

  • FQ piece of Bondaweb

Haberdashery items:

  • Quilter’s ruler

  • Rotary cutter/scissors

  • Iron

  • Cutting mat

  • Basic sewing supplies

  • Gutermann thread

Lets get sewing…

Take the FQ of the digger fabric and roughly cut around 8 trucks, fuse to the Bondaweb, and carefully cut around them.

These three designs are SUPER cute.

Print your chosen name using Microsoft Word (Font Forte, Size 220)

Draw them in reverse onto the paper side of the bondaweb, roughly cut out and fuse to chosen piece of fabric. Carefully cut out, ready for sewing onto the cushion cover.

Take the top cushion piece, and arrange name and diggers, remove backing papers from the applique pieces and fuse in place.

With your feed dogs dropped on your sewing machine and a darning foot attached, free motion quilt around each applique.

Take the two backing pieces measuring 16” x 11” and 16” x 9”

Fold and press edge over twice, along one of the longest edges, and top stitch to hold in place, repeat on the second backing piece.

(Photo below is an example only)

Sew your cushion with right sides together, making sure to lay the bigger backing piece down onto the right side of the cushion front piece, with raw edges all on the outer edge.

Pin and sew using ½” seam allowance. Snip corners, turn right side out and press.

Add cushion pad.

To see more from Michelle, follow her on Instagram @creativeblondegifts or Facebook or visit her website

Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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