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Sew a pretty patchwork cushion: free sewing pattern

PP apr13 patchwork cushion to sew - Sew a pretty patchwork cushion - Sewing for the home - Craft -

You will need

● 16 squares of fabric 12cm x 12cm in assorted prints, gingham and spots
● 50cm fabric for backing (137cm wide)
● 40cm square cushion filler
● Snap fastener

To make

Using a sewing machine, stitch together the fabric squares in rows of four, with a seam allowance of about 1cm. Trim and notch fabric corners and press seams flat. Stitch together the four rows of squares with right sides facing and press seams flat.

Cut out the backing fabric into two oblongs measuring 43cm x 26.5cm. With right sides facing, start sewing the longer sides of the fabric together, with a 5cm seam allowance. Sew about 5cm from each end leaving a gap for inserting the cushion pad. Press both seams to one side.

With right sides facing, stitch the backing to the cushion front around all four sides. Trim and notch the corners with sharp scissors.

Turn to right side and stitch on a snap fastening to the back opening. Insert cushion filler to finish.

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