Make a… cush­ion

Cross Stitcher - - Create A Classic -

Step 1 COM­PLETE

the stitch­ing, then cut the even­weave so that you have a 2.5cm (1in) bor­der of un­stitched fabric around your de­sign, plus a seam al­lowance of 1.25cm (½in).

Step 2 ADD

pom­pom trim to your cush­ion. Place your stitched cush­ion front face-up on the table, and then place the trim around the edge, ap­prox­i­mately 2.5cm (1in) from the outer edge of the stitch­ing – the pom­poms should be fac­ing towards the mid­dle of the cush­ion with the tape at the edge. Pin to the even­weave, and then tack or baste on a sewing ma­chine to hold in place.

Step 3 PLACE

the cush­ion front right-sides to­gether with the back­ing fabric. Pin, then ma­chine stitch around the edge with a 1.25cm (½in) seam al­lowance, leav­ing a gap for turn­ing – take care that you do not catch any of the pom­poms in the stitch­ing.

Step 4 TURN

to the right side, fill with toy stuff­ing and sew up the gap with small, neat stitches.

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