Perfect for USing Outside This summer – Some bright Moroccan Themed Fabric sprocket pillows
Originally published in 2018, this post has had a little makeover and is now back live!.
I received some gorgeous Moroccan Bazaar fabric from The Craft Cotton Company – soon as I saw it I knew the the bright colours and patterns would be perfect for some sprocket cushions.
I have also made some larger sprocket cushions which have a button centre.
Fabric gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.
Patchwork Sprocket Cushions Sewing Tutorial
- Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft cotton Company
- 6 different colours per cushion.
- Compass/something circular to draw around (diameter: large cushion 28cm, small cushion 18cm, circular middle piece 5cm).
Patchwork Sprocket Cushions
- Draw out cushion templates by drawing a circle with:
- 28cm diameter for a large cushion.
- 18cm for a small cushion.
- Divide this circle into 8 and cut so you have 8 template pieces.
- Choose 4 of the 6 fabrics and cut using a 0.5cm seam allowance out 4 of each colour (16 pieces in total).
- Take 8 of the fabric pieces (2 of each colour) and layout so that you have 2 halves consisting of one piece of each fabric colour which matching fabrics opposite each other.
- Sew the pieces together: To make sewing together easier split the circle into four sections consisting of 2 fabric pieces, sew the two pieces together making quarters, then sew 2 quarters together to make a half then join the two halves together. Repeat this with the remaining 8 pieces to make the back.
- Cut out 2 pieces of batting the same size as the front and back pieces place behind the patchwork piece and add quilted detail.
- Make a fabric yo yo for the middle circle piece using a 5cm diameter circle (How to make a fabric yo yo guide).
- Cut out 2 circles from one of the remaining 2 unused fabrics.
- Sew a line of stitching 0.5cm from the edge and pull tight, sew to secure.
- Sew on to the middle of the front and back patchwork pieces.
- Cut a strip of fabric from the remaining unused fabric colour and piece of batting;
- 7cm wide and 88cm long for the large cushion.
- 5cm wide and 57cm long for the small cushion.
- To check you have the right length lay out the length of fabric around the edge of the front piece once cut just to check the length – if its too long trim it down slightly making sure you keep a 0.5cm seam allowance for joining the ends.
- Place the batting behind the fabric piece and fold the batting and fabric strip in half down its short edge with right sides together and sew down the short edge.
- Placing right sides together pin the middle piece to the front piece of the cushion, sew to secure. Repeat for the back leaving an 8cm gap for turning.
- Stuff the cushion and slip stitch close the gap.