Tigerlilly Quinn: Easiest ever diy cushion

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easiest ever diy cushion

Carrying on with my series of guest posts from some of my favourite bloggers I am thrilled to introduce you to Elena from Randomly Happy today. I must admit I'm a relatively new reader but as soon as I stumbled across her little corner of the internet I fell in love! I know you will too :)
Hello lovely Tigerlilly Quinn readers. I'm Elena and I can be found wandering around Randomly Happy blogging about sewing and making DIYs alongside general adventures.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my all time favourite sewing tutorials. These cushion covers are extremely simple and perfect for beginner sewers hoping to inject a bit of sass into homes. I've printed a favourite saying on this, but you can use any fabric you have lying around.

Follow these easy instructions to fill your home with cushion-y goodness and let me know how you get on!


Click below to see how to make this super easy cushion cover!



Super Easy Cushion Cover DIY

1. Lay your pillow on top of the fabric you'll be using for the front panel.
2. Trim around the outside of the pillow, leaving 1 inch of fabric from the edge of the pillow.
3. Do this all the way around your pillow. It looks quite small, but a snug fit makes for a more plump pillow.
4. Lay your the fabric you've just cut for the front of the pillow on top of the fabric you'll be using for the back. Line up one corner. Trim off the excess at the bottom, BUT LEAVE THE EXTRA BIT OF FABRIC AT THE SIDE.
5. You should be left with a rectangle of fabric to form the back of the pillow. Cut this in half. You should now have two back pieces of fabric.
6. Zigzag all the edges to stop the fabric from fraying.
7. Lay the front part of your fabric face up.
8. Take one piece of the back fabric and line this up to two corners of the pillow.
9. Take the other piece of back fabric and line this up with the opposite two corners of the pillow. Pin all of this in place.
10. Sew all the way around your pillow. I sewed at 6/8 inches or 2 cm on my machine.
11. Trim off the corners to get nice clean edges.
12. Turn the pillow inside out, stuff in a pillow... now lounge!

Thanks so much Elena! x

75 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for the intro to a great blog

mummyoftwo said...

You do make it sound very easy! Sewing is definitely a skill I would like to learn. This looks like a great starter project!

Clare Nicholas said...

I'm loving the fabric with the leaves. So pretty.
Thank you for sharing

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I might just have to dust off my sewing machine and give this a go! x

Polly Davies said...

it's been a while since I've made cushion covers... might have to make some new ones soon! Love the fabric :)

Victoria MyLittleLBlog said...

looks quite easy indeed, unfortunately im not a big fan of sewing

Katie Albury said...

I'm rubbish when it comes to sewing...anything other than a button and it's shipped off to Mum for mending...but you've made this sound really straight forward!

Katie x

http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

Twinsplustwo said...

Lovely cushion! You can even make it with one long piece, which is even easier - but it wouldn't work if you didn't have sufficient patterned fabric. It works like a pillow case.

Happy Homebird said...

I used to do a bit of sewing making curtains and blinds and could well be tempted back with this project. Love the flowery fabric, really pretty. Thanks for a great tutorial x

Eleanor (TheBristolParent) said...

This style of cushion was the first thing I made with my new John Lewis mini sewing machine. I can confirm that it is simple and also, mega satisfying as you will finish it in no tim!

Faye Huntington said...

i love the coastal birds one! :) faye xx

Oana Chirila said...

You say it's the easiest thing but for the not-so-crafty of us it looks like art! Well done, wish I was more craft endowed!

Claire Toplis said...

ooh how beautiful I feel inspired to sew !

Christine Caple said...

The English Garden - it's so lovely and colourful.

fritha strickland said...

I LOVE that you commented! and that I am the first blog you have commented on. Have fun making your cushions! xx

Eileen Teo said...

Loving it. Would love to make one myself!

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Oooh I didn't know it was that simple - thanks x x

Jenny said...

Ooh lovely, thanks for sharing.

jandoc said...

I love the english garden bedding pictured

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Oh I need more hours in the day! i want to make this x

Louisa said...

Great tutorial. I absolutely love making cushion covers :-)

Lisa Valentine said...

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Victoria Savill said...

Lulu Floral is my favourite - so fresh and pretty!

kristin burdsall said...

Lulu Floral

Kirsty Hornblow said...

I love cushions and especially quirky ones but they are often very expensive to buy. I should definitely make my own.

Wild & Grizzly said...

This is such a good tutorial, thanks for sharing. I've been eyeing up our cushions on the sofa for a while now i might take the plunge and create some new ones :) x

laura redburn said...

really is the easiest! i'd like to get rid of a couple old cushions, so maybe i should give this a go.

Claire Mse Fawkner said...

Love this one - http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT9/Joules_Bedding/Joules_Coastal_Birds_Bedding/Product

Felicity Smith said...

B. Chocolate Brownie Bar

Kara said...

Wish I had a sewing machine! I have curtains in this fabric :0)

Michelle Ordever said...

A thing I've always wanted to do but some how never got around to it. Have only ever used my sewing machine a handful of times - the last time being 2012 >_< x

Gemma Surtees said...

I like the Joules Piggy Cat Farm Bedding

Humpty said...

I really like the Adobe Butterfly set

Gabrielle Svensson said...

B. Chocolate Brownie Bar

Sarah Oxley said...

The rugby stripe bedding. Perfect for either of my teenage boy.

Samantha Atherton said...

they are all lovely but my favorite is the Joules Coastal Boats Bedding.

Sarah Oxley said...

b: chocolate brownie bar

claire haskins said...

the adobe butterfly

Jennie Jackson Mse said...

Adobe Butterfly set is lovely

Rebecca Gransden said...

Coastal Birds is just great.

Emma Falvi said...

the adobe butterfly

Anita said...

B) Chocolate brownie bar

Fiona Peacock said...

I haven't made a pillowcase since high school technology, but I may attempt some for the new house x

Claire Ssen said...

i love the english garden one, its very fitting for my cotswold cottage!

Lauren B said...

Joules Lulu floral is y fave

Healthier Mummy said...

I need to get better at sewing and would love to make cushions, so will be taking notes carefully.

Erica Price said...

English Garden

Daniel Stacey said...

B, Chocolate brownie bar

c5ryl said...

english garden

Rachel McKnight said...

coastal boats one

Laura said...

lulu floral

Kate Duckmanton said...

Sunbird Floral

emma r said...

english garden

Caroline Cordery said...

chocolate brownie bar

Laura Anne Farnworth said...

Lulu floral would suit my bed

Keri-Anne said...

I love the photos darling and the ones of your boys together are heart melting x

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I keep putting clothes I want to upcycle into cushions. There really is no excuse after looking at how easy it is! Loving checking out Elena's blog!

Charmian Filewood said...

coastal birds is lovely

KevinHoney said...

B,Chocolate Brownie Bar

Charlotte Hood said...

B. Chocolate Brownie Bar

Emma Lewis said...

I love the Sunbird Floral Bedding.

♫ Alison M ♪ said...

Coastal birds are lovely

Loma Wood said...

The sunbird floral is lovely. I didn't pick the coastal birds as we live at the seaside and the birds are a pain!

Harley Richardson said...

B. chocolate brownie bar

Kelly Wiffin said...

Coastal birds is nice!

Katie Kingsbury said...

The Sunbird floral set is gorgeous.

kimberley said...

Ashley Wilde Kylie Theon
Bedding its gorgeous!

Catherine A Bell said...

I love the English garden set

Ellie powell said...

Joules Lulu Floral Bedding - can't find any Joules bedspreads!

Jo Booth said...

I do love them all, Joules just seem to get it so right !! English Garden is my favourite as it is the perfect colour for my decor :-)

stef wills said...

the sunbird floral range

Harriet said...

B. Chocolate Brownie Bar

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Zoe Goulding said...

The Chocolate Brownie Bar

Agata Pokutycka said...

Teach them while they young... you got it right... we need more "green fingers" these days

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