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Sewing Machine Pillow Cushion


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  • Hand Sewing

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This is a lovely project for any keen sewist and would make a great gift. It's easy to make - the structure of the pillow is simple as it just has an ovelap at the back for getting the pad in and out. I made mine almost entirely from recycled fabrics and yours could be just as eco-friendly! I used blanket stitch a lot in this for sewing the edges of the pieces in place, but you could use machine stitching or even running stitch if you prefer. I recently got a sewing room (my daughter moved out!) and have a sofabed in there as it's a guest room too. This is the first thing I've made for the room and it's the room that inspired this make - I'm making some more soon! This pattern can be used to make items for sale if you're a small independent business - not for mass production. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY use a sewing machine, basic hand sewing including blanket stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Makes an 18" pillow or cushion, plus 1.5 edging all round

Recommended with this pattern

  • sewing machine, iron, scissors, hand sewing needles
  • Main fabric: 23" x 53"
  • Fabric for sewing machine applique: 10" square

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Handmade Harbour
Handmade Harbour
I have far too many ideas for my own good and am currently busy translating some of these ideas into patterns, which I'll share here. I've had patterns published in magazines and books and was told by a magazine editor my pattern instructions are easy to follow. Please let me know if they're not and I'll rectify! I love the slightly quirky, recycled and different and I aim to use recycled fabrics for all my patterns when I can! I blog at and (this one's mainly about my hand-painted gifts which I sell online). I'd love you to visit - pop in sometime! I first learned to sew as a small child at my Grandma's knee - I still have some of her sewing threads, decades later and am teaching my own granddaughter to sew now.