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Autumn Leaves Cushion Cover

Autumn is finally here! This means less time outside and more time keeping cosy inside! So, why not celebrate this change of season by creating your own autumn-inspired cushion to snuggle up with? Created by Debbie Shore, this easy-to-follow guide provides you with step-by-step instructions and a handy video tutorial, so creating your cushion couldn’t be easier!

  • Sewing
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • Square or rectangular cushion pad, any size you like!
  • 2 pieces of fabric measuring 1/2" larger than your cushion pad
  • 2 pieces of fabric measuring the depth of your pad plus 1/2", the width should be the whole width of the pad plus 1/3 for the envelope back
  • A piece of calico measuring 1" smaller than the front of the cushion
  • Scraps of felt in autumnal colours for the leaves
  • Fabric glue pen


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    Autumn Cushion By Debbie Shore

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  3. Fray the edges of the calico by pulling away the threads. Place this over the right side of the front fabric, secure with a few stitches by hand, or machine sew in place.

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  5. Cut out as many leaves from felt as you like, I freehand cut mine, if you're not too confident, use a template or trace a downloaded image.

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  7. Arrange your leaves over the calico, overlap a few round the edges, and secure with your glue pen when you're happy with your design. Sew the leaves in place either by hand, or machine with decorative or free motion stitches.

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  9. Fold the two backing pieces in half, wrong sides together and press. Pin these over the front of the cushion cover, so that they overlap. Sew along one edge.

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  11. Remove the pins. Place the remaining fabric panel over the envelope pieces, pin, then sew all around, leaving a gap of about 6" in the side you've just sewn. Turn the right side out.

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  13. Snip across the corners and remove any pins.

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  15. Turn your cushion pad the right side out, sew the opening closed by hand. Flip the overlapping envelope sides to the back, press and insert your cushion pad. Enjoy!

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