Making a cushion cover using a completed cross stitch project
My list of craft projects is getting a bit out of hand and I have been waiting for a chance to catch up on them and get a few crossed off. The chance has come this weekend and I am going to make the most of it and try and crack on with some projects! I was excited to get started and decided to start on finishing off a cross stitch project I had almost finished – a cross stitch owl in started a few months ago from 365 cross stitch designs volume 2.
Once I had finished the cross stitching and got the back stitching finished it was time to make it into a cushion, I chose to make a flap back cushion and used Laura Ashley Gosford plum fabric. I really like using Laura Ashley fabrics as it is nice and thick, making if perfect for cushions as it gives them good structure and is also hard wearing – if you have made something you want it to last for a while!
To Make a flap back cushion:
- Cut two pieces of fabric which are the width of the cross stitch front and 10cm longer than the height. My cushion front was 45x45cm so I cut two pieces for this project I used two pieces 45x55cm.
- Fold the two pieces in half to give you two pieces 45×27.5cm.
- Take the two folded fabric pieces and place overlapping on top of the cross stitch front.
- Sew around the edge to secure.
- Turn out the right way.
- If you want to add some extra detail to the cushion you can sew a line around the edge, I sewed a line 6cm from the edge in purple to create a border.