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  • Writer's pictureCraft Cotton Co

Monster Reading Cushion

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Project by Lesley Foster

Perfect for keeping books safely in one place - no one will steal from this monster!


  • Cutest Little Monsters fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company

  • Cushion pad 45x45cm

  • Thread

  • Needle

  • Pins

  • Scissors

  • Thread

  • Ruler

  • Felt – black and white


1- For the front, take one of the fat quarters and cut so it is 45x45cm.

2- To make the book pocket take another fat quarter and fold it in half, next place it on top of the front piece at a slight angle, then cut to size. Next cut along the top edge.

3- To make the teeth take another fat quarter and cut out 3 pieces of fabric 10x12 cm, fold in half so it measure 10x6cm with right sides together and sew down each side leaving the bottom edge unsewn. Turn out the right way.

4- Take the book pocket pieces and place one down right side up, then take the three teeth and place so the raw edge of the teeth goes along the top raw edge of the pocket. Place the remaining pocket piece right side down on top and sew along the top edge to secure. Turn out the right way.

5- To make the hair, use the same coloured fabric that was used to make the book pocket and cut 3 pieces 5x12cm and 2 pieces 4x12cm. Fold these pieces right sides together so they measure 5x6cm and 4x6cm and sew down each side leaving the bottom edge unsewn. Turn out the right way.

6- Take the remaining 2 fat quarters and cut so you have 2 pieces 45x54cm, fold in half so you have two pieces 45x27cm. These are the two back pieces.

7- Take the front piece and place the pocket on top, next place the hair pieces along the top edge with the bottom raw edge of the hair pieces against the raw edge of the front cushion piece. Next place the two folded back pieces on top so the overlap in the middle. Sew around the edge to secure and turn out the right way.

8- Take the white felt and cut 2 circles 7cm in diameter. Then cut 2 circles from the black felt 4cm in diameter. Sew the black circle onto the white circle then sew the eyes onto the front of the cushion.

Your reading cushion is complete!

To see more from Lesley, visit her on Instagram @hookstitchsew

Made by Lesley Foster for The Craft Cotton Company 2020


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