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Kyoto Blush Cushions

Project by Michelle Roberts

Follow this tutorial, to make two fresh and vibrant cushion covers.

Please read through all the instructions before starting your project

Finished size of each cushion cover 21” x 21” (suitable for a 21” cushion pad)


  • Fat quarter pack Kyoto by Stuart Hillard fabric

  • 1 meter of Shimmer blush fabric

  • Gutermann threads

  • 2x 21” cushion pads

Haberdashery items

  • Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors

  • Iron

  • Cutting mat

  • Basic sewing supplies

  • Frixtion fabric pen

Making the Cushions…

Cut 5 strips measuring 2 ¾” x 11 ½”, join together in rows using ¼” seam allowance. Repeat.

Cut 5 different strips of the same size and join as before, so you have 4 blocks each made up of 5 strips.

Cut each block in half across the diagonal

Arrange triangle pieces, so they overlap in the centre, mark this on the reverse 2 ¼” from centre seam

Joint together to create your front cushion piece

Trim the rectangles to measure 16 ¾” x 13 ½”

Add a shimmer blush border by cutting four 4 ½” x 17” and joining to top and bottom of the two rectangles.

Cut four more pieces from the shimmer bluch fabric measuring 4” x 22”

Trim each square to measure 21 ½” x 21 ½”

To create the envelope backing;

Cut 2 pieces from the shimmer blush fabric measuring 21 ½” x 16”

2 pieces measuring 21 ½” x 12”

Fold and press over ½”of the raw edge along the one 21 ½” length, twice. Repeat on all four backing pieces

Lay the front of cushion, right sides together with the backing pieces (one of each size). Be sure to lay the sewn edges in the centre of the cushion.

Pin and sew ½” around all four sides. Trim corners and turn right side out. Press.

Repeat for the remaining cushion cover.

Give a final press and add cushion pads.

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Stockist for Fabric

Stockist for Gutermann Threads

Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2020


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