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Sewing Tutorial: Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion

I wanted to make a hedgehog design on a cushion and decided that by using some patchwork triangles I could add some more texture to the cushion, and lots of triangles later and the hedgehog was completed! Think I might make another hedgehog cushion in the shape of a larger hedgehog and patchwork triangles on both sides.

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

Sewing Tutorial: Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion


  • Chickie fabric fat quarter set by the Craft Cotton Company. 
  • Two pieces of Craft Cotton Company fabric 42x44cm for the cushion back.
  • Thread.
  • Pins.
  • Needle.
  • Ruler. 
  • Paper.
  • Scissors.
  • Button for the nose.

Sewing Tutorial: Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion

  1. Cut out a paper template for the hedgehog body then use it to cut out the body from one of the fat quarters.

  1. Draw paper templates of two triangles (one large: 5cm base, 6cm to the top, one small: 3cm base, 4cm to the top) for the prickles and cut out 30 of the large triangles and 18 of the small triangles from the fat quarters, leaving a 0.5cm seam allowance.  

  1. To make the prickles take two of the triangle pieces and place right sides together, sew down the two sides of the triangle leaving the bottom edge unsewn.  Turn out the right way and fold in the bottom edge.  

  1. Take one of the fat quarter pieces and cut so its 42x42cm, then sew on the hedgehog body – sewing around 0.5 cm from the edge of the body.

  1. Take the prickles and sew onto the body of the hedgehog by sewing along the bottom edge of the triangle.

  1. Place the front of the cushion right side up then take the two 42×44 cm pieces of fabric, fold each in half with wrong sides facing together so you have two pieces 42×2 cm, place these down on top of the front piece making sure they overlap in the middle of the cushion.  Pin to secure. Sew around the edge of the cushion. Turn the cushion out the right way. 

The fabric was the Chickie fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial is now available over on their blog.


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