Patchwork cushion flowers created

DIY & Craft: Create a pretty patchwork cushion with floral prints and cross-stitch particularisation

Patchwork cushion flowers created

Photo Credit: crafts-beautiful

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Fabrics: cotton, pink; floral; check; spots; rose print; linen, 28-count, white
  • Cushion pad
  • Cotton, DMC, stranded, as per chart
  • Glue, fabric
  • Buttons
  • Needle, tapestry, size 26
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Cross-stitch – Work a rose onto white linen, 8cm square, follow the cross-stitch chart and sew over two threads, using two strands. Backstitch a stem with one strand and press the fabric once complete.
  • Cushion
  1. Cut 8cm squares from print and white fabrics so there are 15 in total, then sew them together in a pleasing arrangement, by hand or machine, with a 5mm seam allowance.
  2. Press the design, then add buttons to the corners of the cross-stitched rose square. Sew this piece to floral backing fabric, 30cm square, leaving a gap along one edge.
  3. Turn out and fill with a cushion pad, then stitch the gap neatly closed. Alternatively, add a zip to the design before turning out.

Designer: Helen Philipps