Nordic Star Cushion Tutorial
Decorating for Christmas is a lot of fun, but there’s no need to stop at Christmas trees and fairy lights!
Changing your cushions is an easy way to add a little bit of the current season to your home, and Christmas is no exception. You don’t even need to buy new cushion pads. Just slip the new covers onto your existing cushions!
This Nordic star cushion tutorial shows how to make a simple, envelope back cushion with a Scandinavian style star appliqued to the front. The star is made from 8 diamond shapes, and you can download the template for this here.
I used fleece fabric in red and white as I love the warm snuggliness of fleece. It’s easy to sew and doesn’t fray. The hems can just be folded over and the appliqued pieces don’t need to backing with interfacing.
You could make the cushion in red and white, as I did, or you could use other colour combinations like grey and white or blue and white.
The cushion cover should fit a standard sized cushion pad. A 1 cm seam allowance is included in the measurements.
How to Make a Nordic Star Cushion
From red fleece, cut 1 square 42 cm x 42 cm and 2 rectangles 42 cm x 30 cm.
From white fleece, cut 8 diamonds (you can download the template here).
Don’t be tempted to skip this step! You’ll not get them all in, then you’ll have to spend lots of quality time with the unpicker. I’ve been there!
5. Take the other rectangle and place it on top of the other pieces. This time the bottom edges should be aligned.
Now you might like to make a reindeer cushion or two to go with your new nordic star cushion!
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