RequirementsTwo co-ordinating fat quarters (a fat quarter is 50cm x 56cm)
One 16” cushion pad/insert
Sewing machine (or hand sewing needle)
Trims as required ie. Pom poms, rik rac, buttons etc.
1.Place the two fat quarters together with right sides of the fabric facing each other. Then stitch the two fat quarters together down one of the shorter edges and then press open. At this stage add any trims that you would like, on this example we have used pom poms along the centre seam.
2.Decide which fabric you would like to have less of showing on the front and then cut a 3” strip of the end of this fabric as shown below.
3.Fold the fabric in half lengthways and trim the width down so it measures 16.5” wide as shown.
4.Take one of the shorter edges and turn up by 1cm and press all along the edge and then turn up again by another 1cm and press so that the raw edges are hidden, as shown below. Then stitch along this edge, to hold back where you have pressed. Repeat this with the other short edge.
5.With right sides facing up, mark with a pin on the bottom edge, 5.5” along from the seam (where the two fabrics are joined) on the fabric that you want the least of, as shown below. Then repeat on the top edge.
6.Measure 16” along the bottom edge from the pin and mark this point with another pin and this will mark out the front of your cushion, and then repeat on the top edge.
7.Take the shorter side and fold over from the pins as shown.
8.Take the other side and over lap from the pins across as shown. This forms the overlap of the envelope cushion.
9.Pin the top and bottom edge and stitch along where pinned 1cm from the edge ensuring that you stitch right to the corners.
10.Trim the two side raw edges with pinking shears to avoid fraying.
11.Turn the cushion so that all the right sides of the fabric are on the outside and then give a final press with the iron. Insert the cushion insert/pad through the opening and your lovely cushion is finished.