Made With Love By You – Gift Idea women/Girl – Bedroom Cushion

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Difficulty Level;Easy/Beginner

This is a super easy cushion to make, a great one to start off with if your learning to sew as you don’t have to worry about zippers or any other fasteners. However, you will need to buy a washable cushion pad for this one, so you can put it straight in the washing machine, without damaging it. Follow the washing instructions on your cushion. If you are making it as a gift, you might want to give the recipient separate instructions as the label will be tucked away in the cover. This will be a great gift for a girls bedroom as a christmas, birthday gift or any other occasion you can think of. I have featured this cushion in my girls bedroom gift basket http://www.madewithlovebyyou.com/2015/11/10/girls-bedroom-gift-basket-made-with-love-by-you/ so you can gift it as a gift on its own, or as part of the gift basket.


What you will need;

  • Washable Cushion pad
  • Rotary cutter and self healing mat if you have one, if not some scissors (if you are sewing all the time its worth investing in these).
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric of your choice (enough to cover both sides of your cushion).
  • Ric rac trim (or any other trim or edging you have, enough to cover  the front  sides of  your fabric.
  • Matching cotton
  • Wax pencil or marking pen
  • Pins


  1. Measure width and length of the cushion. (the cushion pad is 12”x12”, so I’ve measured the length of the fabric slightly longer 12 ½” to allow for turning over.
  2. Mark around the fabric with a wax pencil or fabric chalk.
  3. If you are using a rotary cutter and self healing mat, you can save time by putting the two pieces of fabric together, with the right sides of the fabric on the inside. It helps ironing the fabric at this stage, as it smoothes it out, so making it even.
  4. Cut out 2 x 12x 12 121/2” square (allowing 1/4’” for the seam). If using scissors, cut out separately after marking.

5. Take one side of the cushion cover, pin the ric rac on halfway across the right side of the fabric, then sew on the machine.

6.Iron and sew the bottom edge of each side turning towards the wrong side of the fabric.

7. Turn inside out, firstly pin around the edges ¼”in, then sew the three sides together, leaving one edge open (the bottom edge) to insert the cushion.

8. Turn outside in and iron the seams, giving them a smoother finish.

9. Insert the cushion pad, You can then sew together the bottom edge, sew as close to the top of the seam as possible for a neater look.


If you would like to learn or brush up on other  basic sewing techniques before you start this project go here; Sewing Techniques & Stitches to find the skill you would like to work on.

If you would like to see more easy/ beginner sewing projects go here; Easy/Beginner Projects

If you would like to see challenging/Experienced projects sewing go here; Challenging/Experienced Projects

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