Cloud cushion tutorial

Since I learnt how to make cushions myself I’ve been loathe to buy any in the shops (and if you don’t know how to make cushion covers, check out my tutorial here, it’s dead easy.) The other day I came across a cloud shaped cushion and I wondered if I could make one myself. A bit of faffing, a ponder over a glass of wine and ta-da! It was done, so I thought I would share this cloud cushion tutorial so you can make one too!

cloud cushion tutorial1. First things first, choose some cute material and iron it. I know. Sorry, but it will look better in the long term for it. I used half a meter of fabric.

diy cloud cushion2. Fold your material in half so you have the two sides to the cushion, make sure you have the boring side of your material on the outside as you will be turning it inside out later. Draw a cloud shape onto it. I did a practice first on a bit of paper, there’s no shame in that. I recommend making your curves as curvy as possible to avoid too much bunching. Cut it out and pin the edges together.

3. Sew around the edges leaving a ten centimeter gap. Make sure you back-stitch at the beginning and the end (ie do a few stitches backwards and forwards.)

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how to make a cloud cushion4. Now, the first one of these that I did got totally bunched up and I was really fed up with myself. So, my plan to fix it was to cut little darts all around the material, This seemed to help!

making a cloud shaped cushion

5. Turn it inside out through the hole you left open and fill with toy stuffing.

cloud cushion diy

6. Pin together the edges which have been left open and hand sew closed. Ta-Daaaah!

homemade cloud cushion

Cute huh? I’ve made two so far and they’re currently residing in my front room, although I think they’d look super cute in my daughters room.

Like this? Don’t forget to Pin It so you remember to make it later!!

 

29 Comments

  1. 20th January 2014 / 10:35 am

    This is gorgeous, looks like I’ll have to borrow my Mum’s sewing machine again!

  2. 20th January 2014 / 12:22 pm

    They look super cute I have made a few cushions in my time not by pattern mind just off top of my head was fun.

  3. 20th January 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Lovely cushion, reminds me of a sunny summers day 🙂

  4. 20th January 2014 / 1:34 pm

    aww a fluffy cloud! how cute! pinning 🙂

  5. 20th January 2014 / 2:26 pm

    So sweet – and I love how it looks like the stuffing is fluffy cloud too! x

  6. 20th January 2014 / 2:45 pm

    That is beautiful – really wish I could sew lol

  7. 20th January 2014 / 3:23 pm

    This is sew cute! I really wish I had sewing skills – you make it look sew simple. Ok, I’ll stop now 😉 x

  8. 20th January 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I like the look of those. Had made one a lifetime ago. Perhaps it is time to revisit that part of me and make another one for the tot.

  9. 20th January 2014 / 5:35 pm

    What a gorgeous idea Kate! Adding to my pinterest board – this would be great for Daisy’s room! xxx

  10. 20th January 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Oh I love it that is just so cute! I really need to get my crafting hat on again some time. x

  11. 20th January 2014 / 6:46 pm

    This looks lovely and actually something that I *may* be able to manage 😉

    Thanks x

  12. 20th January 2014 / 7:12 pm

    That is lovely and you make it sound so easy!

  13. 20th January 2014 / 8:16 pm

    This sounds great. I can’t do this myself but it sure seems like a great activity if I could.

  14. 20th January 2014 / 8:54 pm

    How cute! I refuse to buy pre made cushion covers now, I also make my own, so much more personal x

  15. 20th January 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Super cute! I need to get my sewing machine working again.

  16. 20th January 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Oh wow that’s amazing – not sure mine would be quite as tidy as yours 🙂

  17. 20th January 2014 / 9:54 pm

    The cloud cushion is lovely but I have to say, I love the chair in the last photo! We’re shopping around for more chairs so they’re the things I’m noticing as they’re on my mind a lot lately!

  18. 20th January 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Cute craft idea, can’t wait to try this and make one for F x

  19. 20th January 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Did you post a picture of this on IG the other day? I’ve seen it somewhere in the last few days and thought “I want one of those” – thank you so much for doing this tutorial! Time to crank up the sewing machine 🙂 xx

  20. 20th January 2014 / 10:46 pm

    You make it sound easy but I am seriously craft-challenged 🙂

  21. 20th January 2014 / 10:48 pm

    This is lovely! I almost got myself a sewing machine in Ikea today… may have to go back for it 🙂

  22. 21st January 2014 / 8:43 am

    What a great idea ! love it

  23. 21st January 2014 / 10:50 am

    I love this! it looks fantastic! x

  24. 23rd January 2014 / 2:14 pm

    That’s decided it for me. I’m going to pick up the kids and head into town to buy supplies. After seeing this I just know I need to start sewing again. Love this project. Pinned 🙂

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