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My name is Helen Newton and I am based in Cheshire in the UK. Fabric is my passion and I love to create beautiful yet practical items from designer and vintage fabrics. Lilly*Blossom was formed in ...

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Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide
Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide
Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide
Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide
Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide
Union Jack Pillow Cover Sewing Guide

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need to be able to measure and cut out basic rectangular shapes of fabric
  • Pin, baste and stitch layers of fabric
  • Stitch straight and zigzag seams on a sewing machine
  • Trim seams and press them

Pattern Description:

I really love the latest trend for Union Jack cushion covers which you can make using my easy-to-follow, fully illustrated PDF sewing pattern. In the photographs you can see two different versions, pink/lime and red/blue.

This sewing pattern is suitable for anyone who has experience of using a sewing machine and following sewing patterns. Each stage is explained clearly in simple text with lots of close up photographs to make it easy to follow. All the measurements are in inches.

The 17 page guide shows you how to make an envelope style(no zip) cushion cover to fit a 16" pad in my striking Union Jack design. You will learn how to make the front panel layering strips of fabric strips to create this design.

For this guide I have used three of my favourite patterned Amy Butler cotton fabrics and plain white cotton sheeting to outline the strips across the front.

The cover would look just as good using plain fabrics (particularly red, white & blue!)or mix and match patterns and stripes from your fabric collection until you get the look you are after!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This sewing guide will show you how to make a cover for a 16" pad


  • Fabric for front panel - 17" x 17", Fabric for back panels- 17" x 25", Striped fabric- approx. 1/2 yard of 36" wide fabric, White fabric- approx. 1/2 yard of 36" wide fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • A pillow form, sewing machine and basic sewing equipment including pins, scissors, tape measure etc

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