View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternStencil cushions Home makes These gorgeous pillows are not only quick and easy to make, but also really fun. Involving fabric dyeing, stencilling, appliqué and sewing, this is a great opportunity to try new techniques and be creative. Match your cushions with existing décor by dyeing the material the exact hue you want, or alternatively purchase your favourite fabric and skip the colouring stage.EssentialsPale turquoise cotton, 25cmWhite heavyweight fabric, 2mWhite lining fabric, 2mRed pom poms, 20mm, eightFusible webbingFibre fillingTurquoise fabric dyeFabric paint, white, turquoiseSnowflake stencilDimensions ListSquare cushion: 35cm squareRectangular cushion: 25cm x 38cmSew a square cushion1 Wash and colour white cotton fabric with turquoise dye. Make a 25cm square a darker hue by leaving it in the dye bath longer. Dry and press the fabric. Cut out a 42cm square cushion front, and two rectangles measuring 27cm x 42cm and 35cm x 42cm for the back. Hem one short end of each rectangle, giving the larger one a 2cm double hem and the other a 3cm single hem.2 Use a stencil and white fabric paint to create nine snowflake designs on the darker turquoise fabric, making sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. When dry, cut a piece of fusible webbing and press onto the reverse of the motifs with a hot iron. This will fix the fabric paint.3 Cut around each of the motifs, peel away the backing paper and place them on the square cushion front in a three by three formation. Press to adhere them to the fabric. Machine stitch in white thread three times around the appliqué shape.4 Place the cushion front right side up, then lay the larger back panel on top, followed by the smaller one, making sure the hems are facing each other. Pin in place and machine stitch around the edge with a 1cm seam allowance. Turn out, and sew a red pom pom to each corner.5 Cut two 42cm squares from white lining fabric. Pin and machine stitch together, leaving a gap for stuffing. Turn out and stuff until plump, then stitch up the opening. Place inside the cushion cover.Make a rectangular cushion1 Cut a 27cm x 41cm cushion front from white cotton, and two rectangles measuring 20cm x 27cm and 27cm x 35cm for the back. Hem one short side of the larger one using a 2cm double hem, and the smaller with a 3.5cm double hem.2 Using a stencil and white fabric paint, make six snowflake designs on pale turquoise fabric. When dry, cut around each snowflake, then fuse and stitch to the cushion front as for the square cushion, positioning them in a two by three formation.3 Assemble the cushion in the same way as before, and add pom poms to the corners. Create the cushion inner using two 27cm x 41cm rectangles, and place inside the cover. Other Popular Makes... Stefani BlouseGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Lisa Top and SkirtGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Both boxy tops and pencil skirts can be difficult to style individually, but together they create a balanced silhouette. Amanda Sheena PantsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stylish and versatile, harem pants can easily be dressed up or down and this flattering design by Amanda Walker allows Ria Shift DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch Adele Pencil SkirtGarments SkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest, like this figure-hugging stretch skirt by Amanda Walker. Clara Wrap DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Stefani Blouse Lisa Top and Skirt Sheena Pants Ria Shift Dress Adele Pencil Skirt Clara Wrap Dress Shakira Party Dress Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.