Elevate your hand if you happen to ever had individuals over and wanted extra locations for them to sit down! We’ve all been there. Discover ways to seat them comfortably, simply and stylishly with this stackable ground cushion tutorial by Spoonflower Ambassador Tracey Hairston utilizing Belgian Linen.
Tracey: I’ve a confession—stitching has by no means been my favourite factor to do. Rising up I used to observe my mom create these lovely items of clothes and residential decor for our household. However I by no means put a lot inventory into the arduous work she put in to create items of magic; I simply knew they regarded good.
After doing loads of analysis and trial-and-error, I developed this tutorial for the simplest strategy to make them and I feel these cute spherical cushions turned out nice! Right here’s how I made them:
For material, I made a decision to go along with Belgian Linen, as a result of it’s excellent to make use of for all house decor tasks. It’s sturdy, luxe and softens over time. For designs, I additionally selected two prints, one every from two of my favourite creators: (fellow Spoonflower ambassador) Danika Herrick’s design Silhouette Peony Cream on Black and Holli Zollinger’s design KIAH DENIM RUST.
- Seam allowance until in any other case marked: 3/8” (However bear in mind, for this undertaking, you may alter the seam allowance as wanted primarily based on the scale cushion you wish to make. I personally made a small seam allowance (3/8”) as a result of I used to be working with a restricted quantity of material. The extra cloth you’ve got, the extra you allowance you may have to your seam.)
- The quantity of material you’ll need to order for this undertaking depends upon how massive your cushions will likely be! For 18” cushions, I used one yard of Belgian Linen for every cushion.
- 1 yard of Belgian Linen per pillow
- 1 spherical template (I used an 18″ pre-cut wooden spherical however you may go as huge as you need)
- Filling for the pillow (I began utilizing shredded foam however ultimately used batting from an outdated pillow to offer it extra construction)
- Measuring tape
- Water-soluble marker
Step 1. Create Your Cushion Template
For this undertaking, I used a pre-cut wooden spherical I had readily available as a template for my cushions.
In case you don’t have one thing massive sufficient readily available to make right into a template for a cushion, you may create a template from cardboard utilizing the steps supplied in this DIY compass tutorial.
Step 2. Reduce Out Your Cushion Rounds
Professional tip: As 1 yard of material will make one 18” (45.7 cm) cushion, folding your cloth in half will permit you to solely minimize out the template one time, reducing the highest piece and the underside piece in a single go.
For 18” (46 cm) cushions, measure and hint 18” (46 cm) in diameter in your cloth utilizing your template and a water-soluble marker.
Add a 3/8” (1 cm) seam allowance across the edges of the rounds.
Reduce out 2 cloth rounds.
Step 3. Reduce Out Your Border
In case you’d like so as to add a border to your cushions, proceed with this step. In case you’d wish to not add a border, skip all the way down to the following step.
I included a 3” (2.5 cm) border edge simply to make it fancy. Your border may be as broad as you’d like.
For a 3” (2.54 cm) border, I used a water-soluble marker to notice the three” (2.5 cm) border edge as a reference after which made one other mark 3/8” (1.2 cm) out for the seam allowance. I repeated this for each the highest and backside of the border.
Then I minimize a strip 3.75” (9.75 cm) broad, which gave me a 3/8” (1 cm) seam allowance at each the highest and backside of the border, and 18.75” (47.5 cm) lengthy to permit for the round form for an 18” (45.7 cm) circle plus a 3/8” (1 cm) seam allowance firstly and finish of the material.
Sample items observe: At this level, if you happen to select to make cushions and not using a border, you must have 2 items of material minimize out, one piece for the highest and one piece for the underside.
In case you select to make cushions with a border, you must have three items of material minimize out, one piece for the highest half, one piece for the underside half and one piece for the cushion border.
Now comes the enjoyable stuff—SEWING!
Step 4. Pin and Sew Items Collectively
In case you’re including a border, pin the border piece to one of many rounds, flawed facet dealing with up.
Pin and stitch every spherical to the highest and backside of the border leaving a 4” (10.1 cm) to five” (12.7 cm) opening so you may stuff your cushions with filling.
In case you’re not including a border, pin and stitch the rounds collectively, leaving a 4” (10.1 cm) to five” (12.7 cm) opening so you may stuff your cushions with filling.
Step 5. Create Your Closure
Right here’s the place you’ve got choices, I went with an invisible sew (often known as a ladder sew) to shut my cushions, however primarily based in your degree of stitching, you possibly can additionally add a zipper, Velcro or every other means to shut and end your cushions.
An invisible sew labored nicely for me.
In the long run, your completed product must be one that you simply get pleasure from and that brings life to your house.
So there you’ve got my very own stackable ground cushion tutorial! I really like how they turned out and if you happen to’re like me and are somewhat shy about doing one thing out of your consolation zone, bear in mind what my Mother all the time advised me, “Don’t sweat the small stuff!”
I additionally complimented this undertaking with a straightforward undertaking utilizing Spoonflower’s Peel & Stick Woven wallpaper.
I had a classic wooden tray that wanted a makeover, so I merely minimize to measurement what I wanted to cowl the highest and that was it! I went with Holli Zollinger’s design GREENWOOD ANIMAL.
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