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Create a beautiful patchwork cushion with floral prints and cross-stitch detailing

What you need...
  • Fabrics: cotton, pink; floral; check; spots; rose print; linen, 28-count, white
  • Cushion pad
  • Cotton, DMC, stranded, as per chart
  • Glue, fabric
  • Buttons
  • Needle, tapestry, size 26
instructions
  1. Cross-stitch - Work a rose onto white linen, 8cm square, follow the cross-stitch chart and sew over two threads, using two strands. Backstitch a stem with one strand and press the fabric once complete.

  2. Cushion - 1 Cut 8cm squares from print and white fabrics so there are 15 in total, then sew them together in a pleasing arrangement, by hand or machine, with a 5mm seam allowance.

    2 Press the design, then add buttons to the corners of the cross-stitched rose square. Sew this piece to floral backing fabric, 30cm square, leaving a gap along one edge.

    3 Turn out and fill with a cushion pad, then stitch the gap neatly closed. Alternatively, add a zip to the design before turning out.

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