Last month Kat put a call out for pattern testers and I volunteered possibly swayed by the photo of her gorgeous cushion/pillow
Kat sent me the pattern through as a pdf and I had a quick read through. As you may know I’ve made cushion covers before so like to think I know what I’m doing! But if I didn’t have a clue this would definitely be a pattern for me. I’ve not seen the finalised pattern but I don’t think it will be too different from the one I saw. It was very clear, the instructions made sense, and Kat explains why particular steps are necessary which I thought was a great touch especially for beginners.
So after spending an age looking at fabrics in my stash I made a selection and following Kat’s pattern made this:
I mostly followed Kat’s suggestions, the pattern ‘allows’ you to make the strips whatever size you want.
(Fabrics: All from Amy Butlers Belle range)
The back is a simple envelope style, so no zip, button or ties to stress about! Please excuse the wrinkles on the back, I didn’t have time/energy to go and buy a 15″ cushion insert so just used a cushion off the sofa which was a little big!
A bonus at the end of the pattern is the inclusion of a formula to work out fabric required for different size covers. All in all a great pattern, simple and straightforward suitable for beginners upwards!
So, there we have it, another cushion to be sat on, thrown around, Mathias has a favourite game at the moment of making a pile of cushions and falling on it calling it ‘bouncy castle’.