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Elephant Mandala Patchwork Cushion

Project by Stephanie Marsh

This is a great project and can be easily replicated with any fabric. In this version the monochrome fabric tones with a lilac pompom trim is a very modern and chic take.

You will need:

  • 4 fat quarters

  • 19” Square iron on wadding (optional)

  • 2m pompom trim

  • 18” co-ordinating Zip

  • Contrast Thread

  • Co-ordinating Thread

  • 20” Cushion Pad

Finished measurement for cushion cover is 18” square.

¼ inch seam allowance used unless stated.


1. Cut the following:

6 x 5” square in black elephant fabric 6 x 5” squares in white elephant fabric

2 x 5” squares in black palm trees fabric

2 x 5” squares in white flower fabric 1 x 18.5” x 9.5” in black palm tree fabric

1 x 18.5” x 9.5” in white flower fabric

2. Lay out as below and sew together the squares to make the row them sew the rows together. Where possible press the seam allowances towards the darker fabric.

3. If using, press the wadding onto the wrong side. From the right side topstitch either side of all the seam in a contract thread. I used a variegated thread and the side of the sewing machine foot as a guide.

4. Take the pompom trim and stitch in place all around the edge of the patchwork front, lining up the raw edged. Where the trim starts and finishes overlap slightly and stitch slightly off the edge. Put to one side.

5. Take the 2 rectangle pieces and press under ¼“ on one of the long edges on each piece. Please the zip along each of these edges. Using a zipper foot stitch in place close the zipper teeth.

6. Take this and the patchwork front and place right sides together. Match corners, pin and stitch around all 4 sides. Remember to have the zip open a bit.

7. Turn right sides out and press well. Fill with cushion pad.

To see more from Stephanie, visit her on Instagram @stephanie_j_marsh

Made by Stephanie Marsh for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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