I know it might sound odd, but as time goes on I become as excited about accessorising my space as I do my body. Do any of you guys feel this way? Whilst previously I was oblivious to the details of a space, now that’s pretty much all I can see when I walk in the room. And the difference between a good space and a great one? The details… The accessories! Naturally cushions are an easy way to inject a little extra design in your space, but have you noticed just how expensive they can be? Phew! Luckily they’re so so easy to make at home. Read on to see how!
DIY Throw Cushions
- Mudcloth fabric (or heavy duty fabric)
- Pillow inserts
- Invisible zipper
- Measuring Tape
- Fabric scissors
- Pencil or fabric chalk
- Sewing machine and thread
- Using the dimensions of your pillow inserts as a guide, measure two squares (or rectangles) slightly bigger than the pillow inserts from your mud cloth. I added 2.5cm (1 in) extra to each side plus for the extra and the seam allowance.
2. Cut out the two squares of cloth.
3. Laying the patterned sides together, pin the two pieces of mud cloth together along three of the sides. We will leave the fourth side open to insert the invisible zipper later on.
4. Sew the sides together using a 1cm seam allowance. Because mud cloth is thicker than your normal fabric, use a longer stitch length and feed the material under the foot at a steady pace.
5. On the side that you’ve left open, pin the invisible zipper into place.
6. Using your normal sewing foot, sew in the invisible zipper.
7. Once you’ve sewn both sides of the invisible zipper in, turn the pillow case right side out.
8. Then, pop in your pillow insert and zip it up!
Photos by Bryant Lee