A Budget Friendly Cushion Tutorial
An easy and inexpensive way to change things up a bit at home is to change the cushions. It’s possible to change the feel of a room quite a lot by swapping the cushions for ones with different colours and textures, and maybe some different throws too.
Although changing the cushions is cheaper than buying new furniture, if you are on a budget, you might not have that option. Even if you make your own, fabric can be expensive and you’ll probably need more than what you have left over from another project. You could make patchwork cushion covers (more about that another time!), but patchwork anything is time consuming.
This tutorial shows how to make cushion covers quickly, easily and cheaply. My secret is to use tea towels!
Tea towels can be bought very inexpensively from shops like Poundland and you can often find nice ones that co-ordinate. The ones I used came from Sainsbury’s. I’ve included some affiliate links at the bottom for some pretty tea towels I found on Amazon if you don’t feel like leaving the house!
Tea towel cushion covers are about the right size for a 45 cm x 45 cm cushion pad (affiliate link). You could just use the pads from your existing cushions if you didn’t want to buy new ones.
There is some sewing involved (this is a blog about sewing after all!), but actually not that much. It’s possible to sew the cushion covers by hand without it taking ages.
A Very Easy Budget Friendly Cushion Tutorial
You will need: tea towels (see below for my affiliate links for some pretty ones!), a cushion pad (affiliate link), usual sewing supplies.
1. Take the tea towel you are using for the front of the cushion and cut it into a square. The easiest way to do this is to fold it over so that it makes a triangle and cut the bottom of the tea towel off.
3. With the right sides together, place the top back piece on the front piece so that the tops and the sides are aligned. Use the hemmed edge of the tea towel as the bottom edge of the back piece. That way you won’t need to hem it!
Here are some affiliate links for nice tea towels.
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