Sewing Tutorial: Heart Pattern Button Cushion Covers

Want a cushion cover that’s slightly different – give these button heart cushions a go.

These cushions are great for using up buttons – rather than using all one colour you could opt for a multicoloured effect if you don’t have enough of one colour. They are also great for using up leftover fat quarters, the ones I have used are all from different fat quarter sets.

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

How To Make A Button Design Heart Cushion

Materials:

  • Buttons in your chosen colour.
  • Fat quarter set – I used 1 quarter for the front and 2 folded in half to make the back. I made strips of binding for the edging out of 2 more fat quarters.
  • I used fabric fat quarter from different sets by The Craft Cotton Company in Ombre Trends (green, pink, and blue).
  • Needle.
  • Thread.
  • Paper.
  • Scissors.

How to sew the button star and heart cushions:

  1. Draw out your heart shape onto a piece of paper.
  1. Pin the paper to the fat quarter you are using for the front of the cushion.
  1. Sew on the buttons within the shape outline.
  1. Once you have filled the outline tear away all the paper.
  1. Place the button front right side up and place the two folded fat quarters slightly overlapped on top of this, trim any excess and around the edges.
  1. Turn the pillow the right way.
  1. Make a binding from 8cm wide strips of fabric, fold the binding in half so you have a long strip 4cm wide and place the raw edges of the binding against the edge of the pillow, sew around to secure.
  1. Fold the binding around to the back and slip stitch to secure.

Sewing Tutorial: Space Themed Wall Hanging Pattern

Take a journey out into space with a space themed wall hanging

When I first saw the Star Gazer fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company I knew straight away what to make with it – an appliqué wall hanging, the fabric colours and patterns were perfect.

I opted to have a space rocket travelling through a star filled space surrounded by planets and stars and am really pleased with how it’s turned out.

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

The tutorial is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog

Sewing Tutorial: Folded Star/Pine Burr Patchwork Cushion

A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

I’ve been looking at folded star/pine burr quilt designs for a little while now and have been wanting to see if I could make one. I received some gorgeous floral fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and decided it was now or never and would give it a try by making a cushion cover.

I seriously underestimated just how many triangles would go into making the cushion cover, but after a few extra cutting out and ironing sessions I had enough to put it all together. I was surprised how easy it was to make the folded triangles and put the star pattern together – the effect looks much more complicated when you see it all finished, the main thing was trying to keep all the gaps between the triangles the same distance, if the gap started to change it effected the overall pattern.

I really enjoyed making this and will be making another one soon – possibly a square cushion or maybe a quilt, although the amount of triangles needed to make a quilt would take me a age to get all cut out and ironed, then there’s still all the sewing together….

The tutorial to make one of these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog